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A Virtual Nursing Journal Club

Bridging the Gap Between Research Evidence and Clinical Practice

Rosen, Jacquelyn MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Ryan, Marybeth PhD, RN, ANP

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: December 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 12 - p 610–616
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000824

Creating a nursing journal club is an initiative to promote nurses' use of best evidence in practice. A virtual nursing journal club (VNJC) was implemented in a Magnet®-designated, midsize community hospital. The VNJC fostered nurses' reading nursing research studies and subsequent interaction with other nurses. The VNJC's formation, implementation, and evaluation are described. Quantitative and qualitative research critique items and an evaluation form are included that are essential to the site's ongoing processes.

Author Affiliations: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Ms Rosen) and Nurse Scientist (Dr Ryan), Professional Development, Practice & Research Department, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, New York.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Rosen, South Nassau Communities Hospital, One Healthy Way, Oceanside, New York 11572 (

Online date: November 12, 2019

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