Marianjoy Library

Online Nursing Journal Club


Marianjoy Online Nursing Journal Club is now open to all nurses in the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare System

Professional nurses collaborate within the journal club discussions for a rich exchange of ideas and consider implications for nursing practice that transcends geographically distant hospitals and states. Nurses who participate in the online journal club and satisfy all established criteria earn nursing continuing education credits toward their license renewal.

February, 2016

Nursing Journal Club

Current Nursing Journal Club

What are participants saying about Nursing Journal Club?

“This is the first month I participated in the online nursing journal club. It was a great experience. Thank you so much for the chance to participate.

"My department is trying to put together a journal club but we are struggling with conflicting times and schedules. This online version is great!”.

"Thanks for giving this great opportunity to get CEU’s"


The purpose of the online Nursing Journal Club is to facilitate the use of evidence-based practice in providing excellent nursing care.

  1. Promote sharing of information within the nursing staff by providing an online format for the Journal Club.
  2. Provide exposure to current research findings.
  3. Encourage identification of clinical issues and best practice models that impact our patient populations.


The Nursing Department, in joint collaboration with the Medical Library and Research Departments, has developed a NEW opportunity for you to meet your professional development goals. Beginning in July 2012, we have started offering an Online Nursing Journal Club, which offers Nursing CE credit.

Target Audience

All Marianjoy nursing staff

The online format will allow you the flexibility to participate:
  • At your convenience
  • From any location
  • With professional nurses like yourself.
Frequency & Contact Hours

An article will be available each month. We anticipate the article announcement e-mails to go out around the 15th of each month. You may participate every month or intermittently. Notify Cindy Bright to join. Once you join, you will automatically receive the article each month. To cancel your membership, notify Cindy Bright.Contact hours will be awarded each month, the amount will vary with the length and complexity of the article.

The components of the Online Nursing Journal Club are:
  • Read the provided article
  • Take the quiz with an 80% pass rate
  • Complete the evaluation
  • Participate in an e-mail discussion of the article
  • All 4 components must be fulfilled in order to receive CE credit

Any questions may be addressed to Sally Strong, Cindy Bright, Ann Guernon, Nalini Mahajan, or Kathleen Ruroede.

We are excited that you are interested in this new opportunity. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital- Professional Practice Committee, (OH-387, 9/28/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest(s). This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has not received any commercial support for this program.


March 2016

Coming Soon


December-January, 2015-16 Journal Club

November, 2015

November, 2014

June, 2014

April, 2014

March, 2014

March 2013

November, 2012

October, 2012

September, 2012

August, 2012

July, 2012

The Marianjoy Online Nursing Journal Club is a joint effort between the Nursing Department, the Medical Library, and the Research Department



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