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This guide is designed to help nursing students get started with library research.
Click on any of the tabs above to find nursing reference works, books, databases, and journals.
Health Careers Information
A free resource on health careers, enrichment programs, and financial aid
Occupational Outlook: Healthcare
Profiles from the Bureau of Labor Statistics cover various aspects of healthcare occupations. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.
Resources on the Web
National League for Nursing
The National League for Nursing advances excellence in nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing healthcare environment.
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
The RN Board is established by the West Virginia Legislature to promote and protect public health, safety, and welfare through the regulation of registered professional nurses and dialysis technicians.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
This government website provides information and tools for healthy living and includes an encyclopedia of health topics, physician locator and more.
National Institute of Nursing Research
The mission of NINR is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations. NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan. NINR seeks to extend nursing science by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, employing new technologies to research questions, improving research methods, and developing the scientists of the future.
Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Professions section lists nursing grant opportunities and other resources.