Nursing Research Guide - LSC-North Harris
- National Student Nurses Association
- Writing in Nursing - from the Purdue University OWL
- NCLEX Preparation Tips for taking the test and a few free test questions with feedback from Springhouse, publisher of nursing journals.
- NCLEX Course Review - more tips for taking the NCLEX, plus 40 free practice questions.
- National Council on State Boards of Nursing
- Nursing Podcasts that help you prepare for NCLEX-RN are a feature in the database STAT!Ref. Scroll down until you see the podcasts in the lower right section of the page.
- Texas Board of Nursing - NCLEX information, search acts and regulations related to nursing.
- Texas Nursing Practice Act
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - From the NIH, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Quick Reference Guides for Clinicians, and Consumer Guides.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The journals Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and Emerging Infectious Diseases are on this site as well as extensive guidelines on infection control, immunizations, and hazardous substances.
- Aetna's Intelihealth offers content from Harvard Medical School.
- WebMD includes a broad range of health information as well as some interesting features, like an online symptom checker (meant for consumers).
- Allnurses.com - Search this site using their search engine and go directly to their links to web sites for nursing and diseases. This site also has a collection of medical search tools.
- American Nurses Association's NursingWorld
- NursingCenter.com - from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (publisher of the American Journal of Nursing)
- Nursing, History, and Health Care - from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
- Books on multicultural health care are in the library at call number RA 418
- Books on transcultural nursing are in the library at call number RT 86.54
- Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care by Purnell is in the database STAT!Ref.
- Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care
- Culturally Competent Nursing Modules - from the U.S. DHHS site Think Cultural Health
- Diversity Rx - provides information related to meeting the health care needs of immigrants, refugees, and ethnic groups
- EthnoMed and Culture Clues - tips from the University of Washington about immigrant groups in the Seattle WA area
- The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People -
- The LSC-NH Library research guide for Diseases, Disorders, Conditions & Syndromes provides a complete guideline to scholarly resources
- MedlinePlus - a database maintained by the NIH's National Library of Medicine, it offers much of its content in Spanish as well as English
- NIH (National Institutes of Health - Connect here to get to the many institutes (e.g., NCI, NIMH, NIDDK) that fall under the jurisdiction of the NIH. Specialty sites for various diseases and disorders offer a rich repository of information. Use the NIH search engine to find specific information.
- NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) - contains hard-to-find information about diseases that afflict relatively small numbers of people.
- MedlinePlus - a database maintained by the NIH's National Library of Medicine, offers much of its content in Spanish and some information in 47 other languages.
- CareNotes from the Micromedex database provides patient infomation about drugs in 15 different languages. When you reach the front page of Micromedex, click on CareNotes System.
- Krames Online is provided by the American Academy of Physician Assistants; it offers disease/disorder information, medication information, and a video collection, all aimed at patients.
- Films on Demand provides some patient education videos; be careful to choose the ones meant for consumers (e.g., "Chronic Kidney Disease: Are You at Risk?") and not the ones meant for professionals (e.g., "Caring for People with Renal Impairment").
- MayoClinic.com, updated daily and sponsored by the noted Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, provides health updates and preventative care information.
- National Council against Health Fraud, a non-profit health agency that locates fraud, misinformation and quackery as public health problems, features position papers and links to information on erroneous and misleading health claims.
- Toll-free Numbers for Patient Support Organizations - Provides phone numbers for patient support groups and links to related Web sites.
Resumes, Cover Letters, etc.
The Riley Guide is one of the best Career guides on the net. There are 2 pages that will help you:
Resumes, Cover Letters, & Other Job Search Correspondence
Cover Letters and Other Correspondence
Rivier College offers tips specific to nurses on its Career Development Center page
ANA's Nurse's Career Center Profession Kit has expert advice for you
From Monster.com comes this page about Healthcare Cover Letter Do's and Don'ts
- The complete guide to resume writing for nursing students and alumni - Mary M. Somers, John Hopkins University
- Action Verbs to use in your resume from Michigan State University
I-resign has a number of useful letter templates and scores of examples of very bad letters of resignation (don't copy these!!)
Lippincott's Nursing Center offers Resume Do's and Don'ts for nurses
NurseWeek offers this universally relevant advice about resigning from a job: A Graceful Exit
Use the Health & Medicine Research Databases on/off campus to locate nursing-related articles.
If Lone Star College-North Harris Library does not have the journal you seek, the article may be obtained through interlibrary loan.
- APA Herding Cats Sample Paper 2014
- APA Formatting and Style Guide (includes in-text citations and references) (Purdue OWL)
- Diana Hacker's Social Sciences (Bedford/St. Martin's)
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