Nursing Science Committee

Do you enjoy research and want to learn more about how nurses play a part in research? Are you looking to have enriching and fun discussions with other nursing students? Well, we will be doing just that at our journal clubs! 

At the beginning of each journal club, we will be having a short educational portion on research literacy. For the remainder of the meeting, we will be reviewing and discussing the assigned journal article and have a Q&A session with our guest speaker. By doing so, we hope to accomplish our goal of “promoting science literacy among nursing students, encourage discussions about current topics in nursing science, and promote the image of nurses as scientists.” Towards the end of our meetings, we will be holding a raffle for a prize that our participants have a chance of winning!

Special Announcement: You can get your very own CNSA Nursing Science Graduation Honor Cord for $19.99. In order to qualify, you must:

-        Attend at least two journal club meetings.

-        Write a250+ word reflection on how science has influenced nursing during the COVID pandemic with sources in APA format.

-        Submit the reflection via email to [email protected] at least one month before you graduate.

Once you have completed the qualifications and submissions, you will receive a verification code. Please have the verification code ready and Click Here to order your CNSA Nursing Science Graduation Honor Cord.

In order to be an active participant in our journal clubs, we ask that you come prepared by doing the following:

1)    Read the article 

2)    Register for the journal club event 

3)    Be prepared to share your thoughts, ideas, and have fun during this engaging and interactive meeting!

4)    Optional: If you are unfamiliar with research articles or want to brush up on how to read them, continue reading to get access to some helpful resources.


Saturday, May 15th at 5pm  Register Here!

Title: The CNSA Nursing Science Committee Presents: COVID-19 Through a COVID ICU Nurses Eyes

Speaker: Allison Lindblom, BSN RN 

Join us in a discussion about COVID-19 based on the experience of an ICU RN. From presentation of the virus, to the critical care needed to address it, and the lasting emotional toll frontline workers continue to feel today, Allison Lindblom, a COVID ICU nurse at a Level 2 trauma facility and Med-Surg clinical instructor at CSU East Bay, will guide us through the realities of a COVID-19 ICU unit, the role, and responsibilities of a COVID ICU nurse, and deepen our understanding of what it's like working in the frontlines of caring for COVID-19 patients. 


Journal Club Recordings:

Check out the first Nursing Science Journal Club - COVID Edition here!

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Check out the second Nursing Science Committee Journal Club: COVID-19 edition – COVID Vaccine here!

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Journal Club Articles

“What defines an efficacious COVID-19 vaccine? A review of the challenges assessing the clinical efficacy of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2”

Helpful Resources

A Rough Guide to Types of Scientific Evidence

Framework for How to Read and Critique a Research Study

How to Read a Scientific Paper

Reading and critiquing a research article

How to Make Research Easy (& Even Enjoyable)

"How to Read a Scientific Paper" and "Case Study: Reading a Plant Physiology article"