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  1. Jeffers, Brenda Recchia PhD, RN
  2. Robinson, Sherry PhD, RN, CS
  3. Luxner, Karla DNP, RN, C, CNS
  4. Redding, Donna PhD, RN


Increasing use of evidence-based practice (EBP) within complex healthcare organizations requires the identification of individuals who will support and facilitate new practice patterns. In a large Midwestern hospital, a diverse group of academic nursing faculty functioning as mentors to develop clinical nurses' skills in the use of EBP has demonstrated early success. This article highlights the context, challenges, and successes of faculty mentors for developing nursing staff's involvement in and use of EBP.