Lisa Hopp, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Indiana Center for Evidenced-Based Nursing
Practice, Purdue University Calumet
2013 – 2014 Fellow
Reason for Induction: Recognized as the founding director of the Indiana Center for Evidenced-Based Nursing Practice. Based at Purdue University Calumet, this is the first center in the Midwest to be part of a global effort to encourage integration of ‘best available evidence’ in nursing. This is the only center of its kind serving Indiana and the Midwest.
Dr. Lisa Hopp is the founder and director for the Indiana Center for Evidenced-based Nursing Practice (ICEBNP) at Purdue University Calumet. She saw this as helping close a gap in identifying and disseminating best available evidence in nursing practice. There are only six centers for Evidenced-based Nursing Practice in the United States; the ICEBNP is the only center in the Midwest. This center is part of a global network that is sponsored by the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) housed at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
In fact, ICEBNP launched an exciting new initiative in 2012 at area hospitals for nurses involving research and utilization of the best available evidence into health care practice. The “Evidence Implementation Fellowship” was launched involving nursing teams to encourage best practices in area hospitals.
Dr. Hopp founded ICEBNP in 2004 as Indiana’s first evidenced-based center dedicated to discovering and promoting evidenced-based nursing practices. Dr. Hopp and the team at the College of Nursing work with NWI hospitals to advance nursing care with the best available evidence as well as other nationally and internationally.
Transferring new discoveries into usable and implementable practices is a challenge for every industry. “In health care, this is particularly needed to improve patient outcomes,” Dr. Hopp added. She said the Institute of Medicine estimates that it takes an average of 17 years to move what we know works from research into the common and routine clinical practice. So this global collaboration is helping to accelerate the transfer of knowledge of best practices here in Northwest Indiana and across the Midwest. Dr. Hopp was nominated by Janice Tazbir, College of Nursing, Purdue University Calumet.
The Fellow award is sponsored by ArcelorMittal.