Virtual Journal Club Guidelines

Would you like to start a Virtual Journal Club to share journal articles with colleagues in an online forum where you can discuss them?

MICU nurse Janine Elefante led an initiative to post professional articles on relevant topics about their patient population online so that MICU staff from all shifts would have access and could discuss the content in a shared digital space. She created a Virtual Journal Club in SharePoint in March 2015 and it has continued successfully since that time. These User Guidelines for creating a virtual journal club were adapted from ones kindly shared with us by Jill Berger, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of Patient Care Operations, of Norton Healthcare Institute for Nursing in Louisville, Kentucky. These guidelines are posted online on the Nursing Practice and Professional Development homepage:

Discuss with your manager your ideas for starting a Virtual Journal Club for your unit/service! 

If you have questions, contact Peggy Mattingly at

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