Nursing Journal of Jocularity

  1. I've been out of touch for a while...I went to log on to Nursing Jocularity's website...and I got an advertisement for an ISP. Anybody know what happened to the Nursing Journal of Jocularity? Are they still out there?
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  3. by   Brian
    Yes, JNJ is no longer being published as far as I know. The publisher was killed in a tragic auto accident this past year. A great loss.

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    Brian Short
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  4. by   franlondon
    Quote from jahrn
    I've been out of touch for a while...I went to log on to Nursing Jocularity's website...and I got an advertisement for an ISP. Anybody know what happened to the Nursing Journal of Jocularity? Are they still out there?
    I was the Editor of JNJ for 5 years. The magazine ceased to exist when the publisher, Doug Fletcher, RN, and three of my other friends died in a car accident May 1, 1998.

    I miss it too.
  5. by   canoehead
    What a shame, I really enjoyed it, and what a loss of good nurses.
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    I used to subscribe to JNJ, and loved it.....it was very sad when the people responsible for so many great laughs were killed in that MVA.

    I wish someone would bring the magazine back.......not only would it provide us nurses with some much-needed humor, but also honor the original publishers. I'm sure they would have wanted it to go on.
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from franlondon
    I was the Editor of JNJ for 5 years. The magazine ceased to exist when the publisher, Doug Fletcher, RN, and three of my other friends died in a car accident May 1, 1998.

    I miss it too.

    Sorry for your loss, fran ...
  8. by   MamaTheNurse
    Quote from franlondon
    I was the Editor of JNJ for 5 years. The magazine ceased to exist when the publisher, Doug Fletcher, RN, and three of my other friends died in a car accident May 1, 1998.

    I miss it too.
    sorry for your loss - it was a great magazine - it hit so many things right on the head that are funny about nursing - stuff that is only funny if you are a nurse - my husband never really appreciated it (he's an engineer)

    can I ask what you do now?
  9. by   Ted
    Quote from franlondon
    I was the Editor of JNJ for 5 years. The magazine ceased to exist when the publisher, Doug Fletcher, RN, and three of my other friends died in a car accident May 1, 1998.

    I miss it too.


    Fran! . . . . . . So nice to see your post!!

    Fran and Doug were very close friends as well as working partners for the Journal of Nursing Jocularity. I've had the honor and pleasure of meeting and working with them both on humor-related projects. They were part of a small team of people who published one heck of a magazine; a magazine that brought many-a-needed smile and chuckle to many, many healthcare professionals. The JNJ, founded by Doug Fletcher, was quite unique! To Doug's credit, I believe the JNJ to be the first and only type of magazine dedicated towards nursing humor that ever existed (with a healthy following!) at that time! What a vision and project he brought to life!!!

    On a personal note, my old heme/onc unit used to subscribe to the Journal of Nursing Jocularity, I'm proud to say! I now do per diem work for that unit. When I return to work there, I pick up an old copy of the JNJ and have myself a good chuckle. Also, every now and then I hear and read accounts of nurses sharing the delight they experienced when reading their copies of the JNJ. Cool!

    Here are some pictures of Doug Fletcher:





    I know that for Fran and a whole lot of other people, May 1, 1998, is sadly burned in their memories. However, it is encouraging to read that, 7 years later after that horrific date, people STILL enjoy reading their old copies of the JNJ! I know that I still do!

    It is heart-warming to know that Doug Fletcher's vision and humor lives on!


    Ted

    P. S. Fran - A warm {{{HUG}}} to you!
    Last edit by Ted on Mar 8, '05
  10. by   ScarlettRN
    Are there archived editions of the JNJ around somewhere? I used to subscribe to it too and would love a good laugh.
  11. by   Spirit of Humor
    After 10 year hiatus JNJ is back online!
    Last edit by Spirit of Humor on Mar 8, '09 : Reason: don't want to be in noncompliance of terms of agreement
  12. by   Sue Damonas
    So sorry to hear about the tragedy!! I loved JNJ also and still have my copies. I was laughing over one recently.
  13. by   Spirit of Humor
    The magazine is back--now online and looking for new and improved stories, jokes, anecdotes. We could all use a laugh about now, huh?!

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