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Wikipedia – Nursing
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1. ACCNS Journal for Community Nurses
2. American Nurse
3. Arizona Nurse
4. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Mental Health Nursing
5. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
6. Australian Nursing Journal
7. British Journal of Nursing (BJN)
8. British Journal of Perioperative Nursing
9. California Nurse
10. Canadian Nurse
11. Canadian Nursing Home
12. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal
13. Creative Nursing
14. ED Nursing
15. Florida Nurse
16. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
17. Florida Nurse
18. International Journal of Palliative Nursing
19. International Nursing Review
20. Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice
21. Iowa Nurse Reporter
22. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
23. Journal of Advanced Nursing
24. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
25. Journal of Clinical Nursing
26. Journal of Gerontological Nursing
27. Journal of Nursing Care Quality
28. Journal of Nursing Education
29. Journal of Nursing Management
30. Journal of Nursing Research
31. Journal of School Nursing
32. Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses
33. Journal of Trauma Nursing
34. Kentucky Nurse
35. Neonatal, Paediatric & Child Health Nursing
36. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research & Clinical Studies
37. Nurse Practitioner
38. Nurse Prescribing
39. Nursing Diagnosis
40. Nursing Education Perspectives
41. Nursing in Critical Care
42. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand
43. Nursing Standard
44. Nursing Update
45. Oncology Nursing Forum
46. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
47. Paediatric Nursing
48. Parish Nurse Perspectives
49. Practice Nurse
50. Public Health Nursing
51. Reflections on Nursing Leadership
52. Registered Nurse: Journal of Patient Advocacy
53. Research in Nursing & Health
54. Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy
55. Self-Care, Dependent-Care & Nursing
56. Singapore Nursing Journal
57. South Dakota Nurse
58. Stanford Nurse
59. Urologic Nursing
60. Whitireia Nursing Journal
61. World of Irish Nursing


1. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
2. Advances in Nursing Science
3. AJN: American Journal of Nursing
4. Cancer Nursing
5. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
6. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
7. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
8. Gastroenterology Nursing
9. Holistic Nursing Practice
10. JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
11. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
12. Journal of Christian Nursing
13. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing
14. Journal of Infusion Nursing
15. Journal of Nursing Care Quality
16. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
17. Journal of Trauma Nursing
18. Journal of WOCN (Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing)
19. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
20. Men in Nursing
21. Nursing Administration Quarterly
22. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
23. Nursing Management
24. Nursing Research
25. Nursing2007
26. Orthopaedic Nursing
27. Plastic Surgical Nursing


1. Annual Review of Nursing Research
2. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
3. Australian Nursing Journal
4. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal
5. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
6. Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession
7. Dermatology Nursing
8. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
9. Gerontological Nursing Association. Perspectives
10. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications
11. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
12. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
13. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
14. Journal of Gerontological Nursing
15. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
16. Journal of Nursing Education
17. Journal of Nursing Law
18. Journal of Nursing Measurement
19. Journal of Nursing Scholarship
20. Journal of Practical Nursing
21. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services
22. The Journal of School Nursing
23. Journal of Trauma Nursing
24. Medsurg Nursing
25. Nephrology Nursing Journal
26. Nursing
27. Nursing BC
28. Nursing Economics
29. Nursing Education Perspectives
30. Nursing Ethics
31. Nursing Forum
32. Nursing History Review
33. Nursing Journal of India
34. Nursing Leadership Forum
35. Nursing Management
36. Nursing Management
37. Nursing Older People
38. Nursing Standard
39. Oncology Nursing Forum
40. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
41. Orthopaedic Nursing
42. Pediatric Nursing
43. Plastic Surgical Nursing
44. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
45. Urologic Nursing



1. Accident and Emergency Nursing
2. Applied Nursing Research
3. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
4. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal
5. Australian Emergency Nursing Journal
6. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing
7. Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery
8. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
9. European Journal of Oncology Nursing
10. Geriatric Nursing
11. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
12. International Journal of Nursing Studies
13. International Journal of Trauma Nursing
14. Journal of Cancer Nursing
15. Journal of Emergency Nursing
16. Journal of Neonatal Nursing
17. Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing
18. Journal of Pediatric Nursing
19. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
20. Journal of Professional Nursing
21. Journal of Radiology Nursing
22. Journal of Vascular Nursing
23. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews
24. Nursing Outlook
25. Pain Management Nursing
26. Seminars in Oncology Nursing
27. Teaching and Learning in Nursing

(Accessible via USM Library’s website:
1. Nurse's Toolbook for Promoting Wellness
2. Nursing Spectrum Drug Handbook, 2008
3. Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing
4. Nursing Children and Young People with ADHD
5. General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Nursing and Allied Health
6. Nurse's Pocket Drug Guide 2008
7. The Old Nurse's Story
1. Evolution: Nursing Informatics in Brazil
2. Caring for Children and Adolescents with Osteosarcoma: A Nursing Perspective
3. Nursing Care of Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
4. Role of Nursing in the Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
5. Rheumatic Disease in the Nursing Home Patient
6. Nursing Care of the Pediatric Cardiac Patient
7. Nursing Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
8. Cancer Survivorship: A Nursing Perspective
9. The Nursing Management of Neonates and Infants with Hypoplasia of the Left Heart
10. Collaborative Nursing Practice in the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit
11. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Perspectives
12. Clinical Nursing Care
13. Taiwan Model: Nursing Informatics Training
14. Nursing Documentation Time During Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record
15. Nursing Care in the Intensive Care Unit Setting: The Role of the Nurse in the ICU
16. Nursing Workforce Management in Intensive Care
17. Making Evidence-Based Decisions in Nursing
18. Wound, Ostomy, and Continence/Enterostomal Therapy (WOC/ET) Nursing
19. Nursing Care in Flight
20. Quality of Life Measurement and Alcoholism: A Nursing Perspective
21. Networking Advancing Nursing Informatics
22. Telenursing: Current Scenario and Challenges for Brazilian Nursing
23. Nursing Informatics: Transforming Nursing
24. Nursing Issues in Colorectal Cancer Chemotherapy
25. Invisibility to Visibility: Capturing Essential Nursing Information
26. Nursing of Vascular Access: Highlights of Hot Issues
27. Nursing Considerations
28. Nursing Care of the Ventilated Infant
29. Telehealth Nursing in Canada: Opportunities for Nurses to Shape the Future
30. Telenursing in Africa

Lippincott’s Nursing
Find articles from over 50 trusted nursing journals, including AJN and Nursing2012. Make our Nurse's Choice list your first stop for the latest research.

American Journal of Nursing
The leading voice of nursing since 1900.

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
The AANA Journal is the official scholarly journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Published bimonthly, the AANA Journal delivers practical clinical information that fosters the understanding of the science of anesthesia delivery and investigates ideas, issues and innovations that advance the practice of nurse anesthesia.

APORIA – The Nursing Journal
Aporia is a peer-reviewed, bilingual, and open access journal dedicated to scholarly debates in nursing and the health sciences.

Annals of Long Term Care
Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging (ALTC) is dedicated to providing practical clinical information to all healthcare providers serving long-term care residents, a frail population with unique health concerns.

Asian Nursing Research
Korean society of nursing science.

Australian Journal of advanced Nursing
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing aims to provide a vehicle for nurses to publish original research and scholarly papers about all areas of nursing.

BMC Nursing
A spatial analysis of the expanding roles of nurses in general practice.

Critical Care Nurse
The journal for high acuity, progressive and critical care.

Journal of Caring Sciences

The journal of Caring Sciences (JCS) is a quarterly, Open access and Peer-reviewed multidisciplinary publication in Medical Sciences. JCS published by Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences , Iran.

Journal of Community Nursing
Up to date articles from the current issues of the Journal as well as all the back issues. To help you along the way we have a search system to quicken your search for a specific subject.

The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
OJIN is a peer-reviewed, online publication that addresses current topics affecting nursing practice, research, education, and the wider health care sector.

The Open Nursing Journal
The Open Nursing Journal is an open access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of nursing.

Free PubMed Articles : Nursing

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) is a free, international, professional, refereed publication that focuses on nursing informatics in all practice settings.


Nursing Ebooks
Nursing eBooks free download.

Free Kaplan Nursing eBooks
Free Kaplan Nursing eBooks (NCLEX, Math for Nurses, etc)

Nursing Books Free
This website is intended to provide medical eBooks for free download by nurses and nursing staff

Notes on Nursing

Nursing Diagnosis Manual
Free eBook download

The Future of Nursing
The Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, is a thorough examination of the nursing workforce. The recommendations offered in the report focus on the critical intersection between the health needs of diverse, changing patient populations across the lifespan and the actions of the nursing workforce.

Free eBook


Evidence Based Nursing
Information about Evidence based Medicine from Wikipedia

KT Clearing House – Evidence Based Nursing
Centre for Evidence Based in Toronto

Nursing Research
Open access nursing research and review articles

Evidence Based Nursing-UIC
The following tutorial is designed to support both curriculum-based EBP instruction and the ongoing education of practicing professionals.

Nursing – Evidence Based Practice-VCU
A variety of library resources related to evidence-based nursing practice.

Evidence-Based Nursing in Clinical Practice: Implications for Nurse Educators
An article on Evidence Based Nursing

The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (ICEBNP) is part of a global cooperative effort to expand the understanding and use of research-based evidence to produce the best patient outcomes.

Nurse Groups
Information related to nursing programs, jobs and career resources.

Honor Society of Nursing
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) – In 1922 six nurses founded STTI at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Ind., USA.

Malaysian Nurses Association
The association of choice for all registered nurses in Malaysia in promoting and maintaining the honour, interest and the advancement of nursing as a profession.

Nursing Times.Net
Nursing Times is the leading weekly magazine for nurses in the United Kingdom. The magazine and its website publish original nursing research and a host of clinical articles for nurses at all stages in their career.

Nursing Ministry of Health
Official Portal of Nursing Ministry of Health, Malaysia

American Nurse Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates.

A nursing community of 622,708 members. Where nurses and nursing students talk everything about nursing.

NHS Career
Search current vacancies, find jobs that match your skills, and apply online.


International Council of Nurses
Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally.