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Cardiovascular Nursing Research Journal Club


Target Audience:  All Lee Memorial Health System nursing staff

Purpose: The CNRJC strives to introduce nursing and medical research that focuses on the cardiovascular system and patient education to enrich the practice of cardiovascular nursing.

Educational Objectives:

  • To enhance nurse knowledge of the research process.
  • To enhance nursesí ability to critically evaluate published research.
  • To develop an awareness of current research studies.
  • To evaluate current practice based on evidence-based research results.
  • To further develop and enhance critical thinking skills.
  • To enable nurses in ancillary areas with small staff bases an opportunity to participate online in a journal club that focuses on their speciality.
  • To motivate nurses to participate in evidence-based practice and/or nursing research projects at LMHS.

Desired outcomes: The desired outcome is to improve nursesí understanding of developing evidence-based practice and conduction nursing research.

Format: On-line Journal Club participation of two weeks in duration. CVS nurses will receive an e-mail informing them of the dates for participation, how to access the link to the article, and will include an attachment with definition of terms, explanation of article highlights and questions for discussion.

Frequency of meetings: As scheduled by the CVS journal club coordinators.

Place: On-line via e-mail discussion.

Reading assignments: A link to the journal article to be reviewed will be posted on the Medical Library WEB page.

Available credits: One credit hour for each on-line journal club actively participated in as evidenced by e-mail discussions of article as outlined in the e-mail attachment questions and discussion points forwarded to staff.


Cheryl Rushing, RN


updated: April 28, 2011


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