Resources for Nursing

This guide introduces nursing students to library and web resources available to help them with their research.

UpToDate Patient Information

Includes two types of articles for patient information:

  • The Basics are one to three pages and written according to the principles of Plain Language. They answer the four or five most important questions a person might have about a medical problem and are perfect for readers who want a general overview.
  • Beyond the Basics are five to ten pages and more detailed than The Basics. Beyond the Basics are best for readers who want detailed information and are comfortable with technical medical terms.

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Selected Websites for Patient Education

Members of the nursing profession are asked questions about health care by patients on a daily basis. The sharing of health care education with patients is one of the most important responsibilities of nursing. The list below is selected among the many quality websites that promote health education, and is based on popularity and recommendations of nursing personnel.