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Nursing: Introduction

Consider this your personal library where you will find everything you need to help you complete your course of study.


The nursing collection supports the various departments of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.  It also provides resources in bioethics and health information to the university as a whole and to appropriate economics, sociology, psychology, bioethics, and pre-medical classes. 

As a government depository library, the NNU  Riley Library selectively collects publications of the Government Printing Office, including publications of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the NIH Medline Plus Publication

Highlighted sources:

Health Policy for Health Care Professionals

Man-Up: A Practical Guide for Men in Nursing

Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground

Essential resources to begin your research in nursing are included in this Research Guide. Additional information and consultation are available from the Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. Rodney Birch.

Scopes & Standards

There are 40 titles included in the "Scopes and Standards" series for the various nursing specialties. These titles may be found in the Reference Collection (main floor, east side of the Learning Commons/Riley Library), thus making them available to everyone. Electronic copies are not offered by the publisher and although you may find excerpts online, you will not find them in full text on any website. A complete list of the titles is provided through the link below. The call number (where you can find the item on the shelf) is also included.

Nursing Scope and Standards titles through NNU Riley Library Podcasts

A partial list of podcast titles is included below. Most of the podcasts are dated 2012 and earlier.

  • Nursing behind bars
  • Glad my healthcare's not my bank
  • Unhappy nurses and say your prayers
  • Error creep and just culture
  • The Queen needs a nurse -- tape me up!
  • Happy nurses equal happy patients
  • Where's my tricoder?

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