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CMS Graduate Nursing Demonstration Project

The Widener University School of Nursing is a funded partner in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration Project with Penn Medicine. This project is derived from the Patient Protection and Accountability Act of 2010 where the primary goal of the demonstration is to increase the provision of qualified training to advanced practice registered nursing students through innovative clinical models.

The clinical training included in this demonstration provides advanced practice registered nursing students with the clinical skills necessary to provide primary care, preventive care, transitional care, chronic care management, and other services appropriate for Medicare beneficiaries (CMS, 2012). Refer to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) at

What do Students Know About EBP?

Dr. Darrell Spurlock is studying EBP knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and skills among a nationally representative sample of nursing students enrolled in programs across academic levels. This study was funded for $15,300 by the National League for Nursing and designated as the Nancy Langston Research Award recipient in 2016.

Translation of the EBP Knowledge Assessment (EKAN) into Spanish and Japanese

In collaboration with colleagues from Indiana University and Loma Linda University, Dr. Darrell Spurlock is working to translate the newly developed EKAN into Spanish and Japanese. This translation will enable researchers around the world to study nurses' knowledge of EBP. This study was funded for $10,000 by Loma Linda University for project years 2016-2017.