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Nursing Resident Research Journal Club

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Note: all meetings will be held via WebEx until further notice.  Please register in Learn@Lee.  If LIVE class is available it will be noted in Learn@Lee.   The WebEx link will be sent automatically by email when you register for the meeting. Copies of the articles below may be requested from the Medical Library at

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


Target Audience:  Present and past nursing interns, however, any nurse who is interested in the topic is welcome to attend.

Purpose:  The Nursing Resident Research Journal Club strives to introduce nursing research that provides information related to the needs of the newly-licensed nurses.

Educational Objectives:  

  • To enhance nurses’ knowledge of the research process 
  • To enhance nurses’ ability to critically evaluate published nursing research 
  • 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 enable nurses in acute-care areas an opportunity to participate and network in a journal club that focuses on their specific needs 
  • To motivate nurses to participate in evidence-based practice and/or nursing research projects at Lee Health. 

Desired outcomes:  The desired outcome is to improve nurses’ understanding in developing evidence-based practice and conducting nursing research.


No registration necessary; all nurses are welcome to attend. 
Participants can either attend in person or via web ex 
Participants should print, and read, the article prior to attending the sessions. 

Frequency of meetings:  Quarterly

Place:  via WebEx.  

Reading assignments:  Copies of the reading assignments will be distributed by the club coordinator prior to the meeting. 

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.

Leader: Debbie Fleming, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, RDS Clinical Learning Department

Previous Reading Assignments


Cho, H. & Han, K. (2018). Associations among nursing work environment and health-promoting behaviors of nurses and nursing performance quality: A multilevel approach. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 50 (4), 403-410.

Gardiner, I., & Shhen, J. (2017). Graduate nurses’ experience of feedback, support and anxiety: a pilot study. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 35(1), 6-15

Lee, Y., Dai, Y., Chang, MH., Chang, YC., Yao, KG., & Liu MC. (2017). Quality of work like, nurses’ intention to leave the profession, and nursing leaving the profession: A one-year prospective survey. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 49(4), 438-444.


Van Bogaert, P., Peremans, L., Van Heusden, D., Verspuy, M., Kureckova, V., Van de Cruys, Z., & Franck, E. (2017). Predictors of burnout, work engagement and nurses reported job outcomes and quality of care: a mixed method study. BMC Nursing, 16(5), 1-14.  

Jordan, T., Khubchandani, J., & Wiblishauser, M. (2016). The impact of perceived stress and coping adequacy on the health of nurses: A pilot investigation. Nursing Research and Practice,  

Chesak, S., Bhagra, A., Schroeder, D., Foy, D., Cutshall, S., & Sood, A. Enhancing resilience among new nurses: Feasibility and efficacy of a pilot intervenion. The Ochsner Journal, 15(1), 38-44.

Medeiros da Silva, K., Figueredo De Martino, M., Cleia de Oiveira Viana, M., Bezerra, C., & Nunes Miranda, F., (2017). Relationship between work shifts and quality of sleep of nurses: a descriptive study. Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing. 16(1), 57-63.


Magnusson C, Allan H, Horton K et al (2017) An analysis of delegation styles among newly qualified nurses. Nursing Standard, 31( 25), 46-53.

Weaver More, L., Leahy, C., Sublett, C., & Lanig, H. (2013). Understanding Nurse-to-Nurse Relationships and Their Impact on Work Environments. Med SurgNursing, 22(3), 172-179.

Laschinger, H., Wong, C., Regan, S., Young-Ritchie & Bushell, P. (2013). Workplace Incivility and New Graduate Nurses' Mental health The Protective Role of Resiliency. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(7/8), 415-421.

Kuokkanen, L., Leino-Kilpli, H., Numminen, O., Isoaho, H., Flinkman, M., & Meretoja, R. (2016). Newly graduated nurses’ empowerment regarding professional competence and other work-related factors. BMC Nursing, 15(22).

St. Martin, L., Harripaul, A., Antonacci, R., Laframboise, D., & Pruden, M. (2015). Advanced beginner to competent practitioner: New graduate nurses perceptions of strategies that facilitate or hinder development. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46(9), 392-400.


Simons, S. & Sauer, P. (2013). An exploration of the workplace bullying experience. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 29(5), 228-232.

Zori, S. (2016). Teaching critical thinking using reflective journaling in a nursing fellowship program. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47(7), 321-329.

 Oh, Y. & Gastmans, C. (2015). Moral distress experienced by nurses: A quantitative literature review. Nursing Ethics, 22(1), 15-31.

St. Martin, L., Harripaul, A., Antonacci, R., Laframboise, D., & Pruden, M. (2015). Advanced beginner to competent practitioner: New graduate nurses perceptions of strategies that facilitate or hinder development. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46(9), 392-400.


Truglio-londrigan, M. (2015). The patient experience with shared decision making: A qualitative descriptive study. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 38(6), 407-418.

Harris, L. J. M. (2013). Caring and Coping: Exploring how nurses manage workplace stress. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 15(8), 446-454.

Flynn, L., Yulan, L., Dickson, G. L., Xie, M. & Dong-Churl, S. (2012). Nurse practice environments, error interception practices, and inpatient medication errors. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 44(2), 180-186.

Lancaster, G., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S., Kovacich, J. & Greer-Williams, N. (2015). Interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among physicians, nurses, and unlicensed assistive personnel. Journal for Nursing Scholarship, 47 (3), 275-284.


Pantazopoulos, I., Tsoni A., Kouskouni, E., Papadimitriou, L., Johnson, E. O., & Xanthos, T. (2012). Factors influencing nurses' decision to activate medical emergency teams. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 2668-2678.

Michaelson, J. J. (2012). Emotional distance to so-called difficult patients. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 26, 90-97. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00908.x

Happell, B., Dwyer, T., Reid-Searl, K., Burke, K.J., Caperchione, C. M. & Gaskin, C. J. (2013). Nurses and stress: Recognizing and seeking solutions. Journal of Nursing Management, 21, 638-647. doi: 10.1111/jonm.12037

Etienne, E. (2014). Exploring workplace bullying in nursing.  Workplace Health & Safety, 62 (1), 6-11. doi: 10.3928/21650799-20131220-02