The James Nurse Practitioner Oncology Fellowship Project applied for an embedded librarian through a competitive Request for Proposal process in March 2013. Beginning in April 2013, Stephanie Schulte, a health sciences librarian, began working with this team as their embedded librarian. Stephanie has provided specialized searching to support the use of best practices throughout the planning process, investigated gaining access to specific oncology resources, and will provide support for the evidence based practice projects the fellows will complete via group classes and individual consultations. This fall Stephanie will also be rounding with the NP’s clinical teams to provide point-of-care support for questions as well as meeting with some of the NP’s patients to teach them about appropriate high quality resources and provide them with any needed materials about their condition.
The goals of this project include providing support for this new fellowship while also developing a better knowledge of the information needs of nurse practitioners. This knowledge will provide evidence for planning future initiatives such as these and beyond.
"Finding the missing links is exactly how Stephanie Schulte has contributed as the embedded librarian to the NP oncology fellowship team. She is helped the team to identify relevant literature that supports not only the development of this new program, but as well solve some the mysteries for clinical situations. In addition to helping the project team, Stephanie will use her skills to help our new advance practice providers learn how to navigate through electronic literature as they solve their own clinical questions and complete an evidence based practice project."