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We offer our audio/video-conferenced journal club for nursing CE credit three times per year, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at multiple regional sites. To inquire about attending the club via one of these sites, please contact the Penn State Geriatric Center’s project administrator.


To provide a forum for discussion of current research in gerontology and its application to a variety of clinical practice settings.


  1. Introduction and overview of the research article being reviewed
  2. Facilitated group discussion of the article, via audio- and/or video-conferenced technology
  3. Summary of the implications of the study for clinical practice and future research

Sample Questions for Guided Discussion

  • What was the purpose of this study?
  • What was the study design? What are the strengths and limitations of such a research design? What alternative designs could be considered for this research?
  • What are some of the factors to consider when comparing the costs and benefits of this intervention specifically for older adults?
  • What are the findings of the study? How are these findings interpreted by the researchers?
  • How might this study be adapted to alternative clinical settings?
  • What implications do you think this study has for current practice and future research in geriatric nursing?


  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Eagleville Hospital
  • Geisinger Medical Center
  • Guthrie Healthcare System
  • HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Jersey Shore Hospital
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Mid-Valley Hospital
  • Mount Nittany Medical Center
  • Muncy Valley Hospital
  • Penn State College of Nursing
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • University of Virginia
  • UPMC Altoona
  • Veterans Administration Viera (Florida) Outpatient Clinic
  • Williamsport Regional Medical Center