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Nursing Research Council Journal Club

Nursing Research Council Journal Club

*An updated list of upcoming club meetings is available in the events calendar. 


Target Audience:  All interested nurses.

 Purpose:  To advance the knowledge of nurses on research and evidence-based practice.

 Educational Objectives:  

  • To enhance nurses’ knowledge of the research process 
  • To develop an awareness of current nursing research studies 
  • To evaluate current practice based on evidence-based nursing research results. 
  • To further develop and enhance critical thinking skills. 
  • To motivate nurses to participate in evidence-based practice and/or nursing research projects in Lee Health 

Desired outcomes:  To enhance nurses' ability to stay current with relevant evidence-based research and integrate key care elements into current practice while continuing to provide safe and effective care.


Participants can attend via either by WebEx meeting or in-person, depending on the individual campus Journal club facilitator’s direction.

Please send a request via email to which will be routed to the facilitator for the campus you wish to attend. An Outlook meeting invitation will be sent to you. The meeting invitation will include the WebEx link, meeting number and password. 

Participants will need to read the assigned article, which will be sent out each month ahead of time, before attending the Campus-Specific Nursing Research Council meeting  

Frequency of meetings:  Each Campus-Specific Nursing Research Council meets at different times of the month, depending on the needs of those for that specific hospital. Please contact the facilitator (name and email address in the Outlook invite) for further details.

Place:  Online via WebEx teleconferencing or in-person.

Reading assignments:  

A link to the full-text of the article to be reviewed will be posted on the Medical Library website.  If full-text is not available online, a complete citation for the article will be posted on the website, and a copy of the full-text will be available from the facilitator.

Available credits:  Lee Health is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Florida Board of Nursing.  This program has applied for 1 (one) contact hour.

Leaders:  Administrative Sponsor: Candace S. Smith, PhD, RN NEA-BC; Council Chair: Joyce Arand PhD MS APRN RNC NEA-BC CPHQ CFHP

Previous Reading Assignments


Galuska, L., Hahn, J., Polifroni, E. C., & Crow, G. (2018). A narrative analysis of nurses' experiences with meaning and joy in nursing practice. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 42(2), 154-163. 

Falleck, R., Tattleman, E., Brown, T., Kaplan, R., & Selwyn, P. A. (2019). Helping health care providers and staff process grief through a hospital-based program. American Journal of Nursing, 119(7), 24-33.

Davis, K., Whie, S., & Stephenson, M. (2016). The influence of workplace culture on nurse's learning experiences: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(6), 274-346.  

Williams, G., Rotering, L., Samuel, A., Du Plessis, J., Abdel Khaleq, M. H., & Crilly, J. (2019). Staff's perception of the intensive care outreach nurse role: A multisite corss-sectional study. Journal of Nurse Care Quality, 34(4), 352-357. 

Cavendish, R., Luise, B. K., Russo, D., Mitzeliotis, C., Bauer, M., Bajo, M.A.M.,...Medefindt, J. (2004). Spiritual perspectives of nurses in the United States relevant for education and practice. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 26(2), 196-212. doi: 

Asay, K., Olson, C., Donnelly, J., & Perlman, E. (2019). The use of aromatherapy in postoperative nausea and vomiting: A systematic reviews. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 34, 502-516. doi: 

Galuska, L., Han, J., Polifroni, E.C., & Crow, G. (2018). A narrative analysis of nurses' experiences with meaning and joy in nursing practice. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 42, 154-163. 

Fallek, R., Tattelman, E., & Browne, T. (2019). CE: Original research: Helping health care providers and staff process grief through a hospital-based program. The American Journal of Nursing. 119, 24-33.   

Lee, S. H., Phan, P. H., Dorman, T., Weaver, S.J., & Pronovost, P.J. (2016) Handoffs, safety culture, and practices: evidence from the hospital survey on patient safety culture. BMC Health Services Research, 16, 254-261.  

DeStefano, C.D., Normand, D., Jabre, P., Azoulay, E., Kentish-Barnes, N., Lapostolle, F. Adnet, F. (2016).  Family presence during resuscitation: A qualitative analysis from a national multicenter randomized clinical trial. Public Library of Science PLoS One, 11, 1-12.


Park, S.H., Hanchett, M., & Ma., C. (2018). Practice environment characteristics associated with missed nursing care. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 50(60, 722-30.

Crown, K.A., Young, T.M., Goldman, B., & Proenca, J. (2017). Leading nurses: Emotional intelligence leadership development effectiveness. Leadership in HealthServices. 30930. 217-32.   

Munn, Z., Peters, M. D., Stern, C., Tufanaru, C., McArthur, A., & Aromataris, E. (2018). Systematic review or scoping review? Guidance for authors when choosing between a systematic or scoping review approach. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 18(143), 1-7.

Gilhooly, D., Green, S. A., McCann, C., Black, N., & Moonesighe, S. R. (2019). Barriers and facilitators to the successful development, implementation, and evaluation of care bundles in acute care in hospital: A scoping review. Implementation Science, 14(47), 1-12

Forozeiya, D., Vanderspan-Wright, B., Bourbonnais, F.F., Moreau, D., & Wright, D.K. (2019). Coping with moral distress - The experiences of intensive care nurses: An interpretive descriptive study.  Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, 53, 23-29.

Ryan, S., Ward, M., Vaughan, D., Murray, B., Zena, M., O'Connor, T., Nugent, L., & Patton D. (2019, February). Do safety briefing improve patient safety in the acute hospital setting? A systematic review. Journal of Advance Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jan.139984

Haggman-Laitila, A., Mattila, L., & Melender, H. (2016). A systematic review of journal clubs for nurses. Worldview on Evidence-based Nursing, 13(2), 15630171. doi 10.1111/wnv.12131

Collins, S., Couture, B., Kang, M.J., Dykes, P., Schnock, K., Knaplund, C., Chang, F., & Cato, K. (2018). Quantifying and visualizing nursing flowsheet documentation burden in acute and critical care. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 348-357.

Phelan, I., Furness, P.J., Fehily, O., Thompson, A.R., Babiker, N.T., Lamb, M.A., & Lindley, S.A. (2018). 
A mixed methods Investigation into the Acceptability, Usability and Perceived Effectiveness of Active and Passive Virtual Reality Scenarios in Managing Pain under Experimental Conditions. J Burn Res . DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/iry052

Hines, S., Ramsbotham, J., & Coyer, F. (2016). The effectiveness of interventions for improving the Research Literacy of Nurses: A Systematic Review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep, 14(2), 256-94. DOI: 10.1111/jbisrir-2016-2378


"The cycle of change: implementing best-evidence clinical practice", by Mariko Carey, et al., International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2008, vol. 21 (1), pp. 37-43 

"Nursing implementation science: how evidence-based nursing requires evidence-based implementation", by Theo van Achterber, et al., Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2008, pp. 302-310.


"Strategies for promoting organizational and practice change by advancing implementation research", by L. Rubenstein, and J. Pugh, Journal of General Internal Medicine, February 2006, vol. 21, Supplement 2, pp. S58-S64