Document Type




Format of Original

5 p.

Publication Date

Summer 2011


Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Source Publication

Journal for Nurses in Staff Development

Source ISSN


Original Item ID

doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e318217b3bc


Healthcare practice is increasingly focused on delivering care that is based on published research evidence. Staff development nurses can institute journal clubs to teach nursing staff critical appraisal of research articles and ways to translate research findings into clinical practice. Unfortunately, attending meetings regularly is often a challenge for nurses, and relatively few have the knowledge and expertise to adequately critique research articles. One way to bridge the limitations of accessibility and limited research expertise of journal club members is to establish a virtual journal club. This article describes one hospital's experience with developing a virtual journal club.


Accepted version. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, Vol. 27, No. 3, (May/June 2011): 116-120. DOI. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Used with permission.

Robert Topp was affiliated with the University of Louisville at the time of publication.

Included in

Nursing Commons