Motivation for participating in a journal club: Perceptions of the participants

Stacy Blake, Lana Teegarden, Ashley Peacock, Janet Crumley, Ashley Stumpenhaus, Amber Leone, Jessica Conant, Todd Fullerton, Zipporah Gachoya, Peggy Ward-Smith


The purpose of this survey study was to describe the motivation and perceived outcomes from registered nurses (RNs) who participated in a hospital-based journal club. Using a web-based format, data were collected from 40 registered nurses who completed at least one journal club activity in the previous six months. The majority of these participants (78%) disclosed career ladder points as the primary reason for completing the activity. The most frequently cited perceived outcome was an increased desire to provide evidence-based care. Age and number of years as a RN influenced the perception of the benefit of journal club participation.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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