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Embedded Librarian Grant Awarded to the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Fellowship in Oncology

May 23, 2013

Embedded Librarian Grant Awarded to the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Fellowship in Oncology

The OSU Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 Embedded Librarian Grant. Congratulations to the NP Fellowship in Oncology team for their winning proposal! The grant provides a 0.5 FTE  embedded librarian for 12 months to improve the capture, organization, management and application of biomedical literature and data and lend forward momentum to a health sciences program.

The NP Fellowship in Oncology is a new program at the James Cancer Hospital and is a one-year post-masters fellowship, beginning in August 2013, that will offer evidence-based education to increase NP’s experience and knowledge in oncology. The fellowship includes rotations and education throughout oncologic subspecialties and will also incorporate an evidence-based practice (EBP) project for each fellow.

The NP Fellowship team is integrating an embedded librarian in both the educational and clinical settings for the fellows throughout the fellowship year, including:

  • Support for examining curriculum and creating research protocols for the program
  • Working with patients and families to assist with their information needs and teach them about best resources
  • Providing “real-time evidence,” as clinical questions arise during the treatment of patients
  • Educating NPs about EBP (asking good questions, searching for evidence, critically appraising evidence, applying evidence) and supporting them throughout their EBP projects
  • Assisting with clinical evidence dissemination in various nursing shared governance meetings

The NP Fellowship in Oncology Team includes:

  • Aaron Begue, MS, RN, FNP
  • Heather Brom, MS, RN, CNP
  • Janine Overcash, PhD, RN
  • Sharon Steingass, MS, BSN
  • Susan Brown, PhD, RN
  • Kathy Munsell, BSN
  • Robin Rosselet, DNP, RN, CNP
  • Precious Suchora, BBA, PHR
  • Stephanie Schulte, MLIS