The Evidenced Based Practices (EBP) pilot program was created to formally determine its usefulness to the overall mission of the university, medical training, and advancement of academic library orientation services. The Keiser mission statement reads, “Through quality teaching, learning, and research, the university is committed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for successful employment” (bolding added). The Keiser mission segment perfectly describes the 10 hour training where students learned and utilized research skills to form a professional perspective and gained advanced research skills that are necessary for successful employment.  Special thanks to Program Director Dr. Linda Horton, OOC Grant Organizer Terry Reid- Paul, LAK RN Instructor Sue Mahoney for their input and support throughout the EBP project.

Dr. Karyn Zelbovitz, the Lakeland Library Director, created the 10 hour EBP training and is piloting research on this subject.  The picture shows the graduating RN students holding a certificate of 10 hour EBP training they can provide as evidence on job interviews. Dr. Z enjoyed developing the curriculum and teaching the RN students EBP advanced research skills. It was a useful program that benefitted our students and university in carrying out its mission.