Education Related Resources at NLM
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus disseminates reliable and up to date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Medline includes directories of outside medical sources, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, tutorials on common conditions and treatments, health information in Spanish, and links to thousands of clinical trials. Below are selections of encyclopedia entries on nursing subjects and a selection of MedlinePlus Magazine articles that highlight the contributions of nurses.
- MedlinePlus encyclopedia page discussing the types of health care providers, including nurses.
- MedlinePlus encyclopedia page defining a certified nurse-midwife; including a description, brief history, and brief list of references for further study.
- MedlinePlus encyclopedia page defining a nurse practitioner (NP) including the types of NP’s, and the licensure and certification process.
- MedlinePlus Magazine article “NIH's National Institute of Nursing Research Is Changing Lives”
- MedlinePlus Magazine article on nursing researchers at the NINR taking the lead on end-of-life care.
- MedlinePlus Magazine article highlighting the work of advanced practice nurses working with seniors to improve the hospital to home transition.
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection. Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed and is managed by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
There are a variety of Nursing topics to research on the PMC site, below are a selection of subjects.
- Aiken, Linda. “U.S. Nurse Labor Market Dynamics Are Key to Global Nurse Sufficiency.” Health Services Research 42, no. 3 (Jun 2007): 1299–1320.
- D’Antonio, Patricia; Whelan, Jean. “Counting Nurses: The Power of Historical Census Data.” Journal of Clinical Nursing 18, no. 19 (Oct 2009): 2717-2724.
- Westbrook, Johanna; Duffield, Christine, et al. “How much time do nurses have for patients? a longitudinal study quantifying hospital nurses’ patterns of task time distribution and interactions with health professionals.” Bio Medical Cental Health Services Research Journal 11, no. 319 (2011).
CHALLENGES IN COLLECTING NURSING HISTORY
- Shisler, C. “Evaluating your nursing collection: a quick way to preserve nursing history in a working collection.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 95, no. 3 (Jul 2007): 278-283.
- Weinberg, D. “Documenting nursing and health care history in the mid-Atlantic region.” Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 81, no. 1(Jan 1993): 29-37.
PORTRAYAL OF NURSING
- Darbyshire, Philip. “Nursing heroism in the 21st Century.” BMC Nursing, 2011; 10: 4. Published online 2011 February 16. doi: 10.1186/1472-6955-10-4
- Lenzer, J. “ER blamed for nursing shortage.” British Medical Journal 327, no. 7426 (Nov 2003): 1294.
- Bednarz, H.; Schim, S.; et al. “Cultural Diversity in Nursing Education: Perils, Pitfalls, and Pearls.” Journal of Nursing Education 49, no. 5 (May 2010): 253-260.
- Masoud, K.; Pazargadi M.; et al. “Identifying challenges for effective evaluation in nursing education: A qualitative study.” Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: The Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences 17, no. 7 (July 2012): 710-717.
- Sarkis, J.; Conners, V. “Nursing research: historical background and teaching information strategies.” Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 74, no. 2 (Apr 1986): 121-125.
- Schramp, L.;Holtcamp, M.; et al. “Advanced Practice Nurses Facilitating Clinical Translational Research.” Clinical Medical Research 8, no. 3-4 (Dec 2010): 131-134.
- Tkacs, N.; Thompson, H. “From Bedside to Bench and Back Again: Research Issues in Animal Models of Human Disease.” Biological Research for Nursing 8, no. 1 (Jul 2006): 78-88.
- Alicea-Planas, J. “Hispanic nursing students’ journey to success: a metasynthesis.” Journal of Nursing Education, 48, no. 9 (Sept 2009): 504–13.
- Coles, A. “The Howard University School of Nursing in historical perspective.” Journal of the National Medical Association, 61, no. 2 (March, 1969): 105–118.
- Bridges, Jackie; Nicholson, Caroline; et al. “Capacity for care: meta-ethnography of acute care nurses' experiences of the nurse-patient relationship.” Journal of Advanced Nursing 69, no. 4 (April 2013): 760–772.
- Happ, Mary Beth; Garrett, Kathryn; et al. “Nurse-Patient Communication Interactions in the Intensive Care Unit.” American Journal of Critical 20, no. 2 (March 2011): 28-40.
- Health Quality Ontario. “Specialized Nursing Practice for Chronic Disease Management in the Primary Care Setting: An Evidence-Based Analysis.” Ontario Health Technology Assessment Service 13, no. 10 (2013): 1–66.
- Jack, Susan; Ford-Gilboe, Marilyn; et al. “Development of a nurse home visitation intervention for intimate partner violence.” Bio Medical Central Health Service Research Journal 12, no. 50 (2012).
- Murphy, Sharon. “Mapping the literature of transcultural nursing.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 94, no. 2 Supplemental (April 2006): E143–E151.
- Shams, Marie-Lise. “Mapping the literature of nurse practitioners.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 94, no. 2 Supplemental (Apr 2006): E114–E121.
- Sutherland-Fraser, Sally; McInnes, Elizabeth; et al. “Peri-operative nurses’ knowledge and reported practice of pressure injury risk assessment and prevention: A before-after intervention study.” Bio Medical Central Nursing 11, no. 25 (2012).
- Taylor, Mary. “Mapping the literature of pediatric nursing.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 94 no. 2 Supplemental (April 2006): E128–E136.
- Turner, Anne; Stavri, Zoe; et al. “From the ground up: information needs of nurses in a rural public health department in Oregon.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 94, no. 4 (Oct 2008): 335–342.
- Visintainer, P.; Uman, J.; et al. “Reduced risk of low weight births among indigent women receiving care from nurse-midwives.” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 54, no. 3 (March 2000): 233–238
- Wijers, Nancy; Schoonhoven, Lisette; et al. “The effectiveness of Nurse Practitioners working at a GP cooperative: a study protocol.” Bio Medical Central Family Practice 13, no. 75 (2012).
- Gross, Jessica; Rogers, Martha; et al. “The Impact of Out-Migration on the Nursing Workforce in Kenya.” Health Services Research Journal 46, no. 4 (Aug 2011): 1300–1318
- Kroezen, Marieke; van Dijk, Liset; et al. “Nurse prescribing of medicines in Western European and Anglo-Saxon countries: a systematic review of the literature.” Bio Medical Cental Health Services Research 11, no. 127 (2011).
- Liu, Ke; You, Li-Ming; et al. “The relationship between hospital work environment and nurse outcomes in Guangdong, China: a nurse questionnaire survey.” Journal of Clinical Nursing 21, no. 9-10 (May 2012): 1476-85
- Miles, K. “The historical role and education of nurses for the care and management of sexually transmitted infections in the United Kingdom.” Sexually Transmitted Infections 78, no. 4 (Aug 2002): 292–297.
- Nigenda, Gustavo; Magaña-Valladares, Laura; et al. “Recent Developments in Public Health Nursing in the Americas.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 7, no. 3 (March 2010): 729–750
The National Library of Medicine has a variety of holdings in both its History of Medicine collection, and General collection. The holdings include books, pamphlets, archival materials, as well as audiovisual assets like movies and recordings.
- Aiken, Linda H., Neil Watts, National Medical Audio Visual Center, and Sigma Theta Tau. Dorothy M. Smith, R.N: Distinguished leaders in nursing. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, 60 min, 1979. //resource.nlm.nih.gov/7901021A
- American College of Nurse-Midwives Records, 1910-1999. MS C 330a. History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine.
- American Nurses’ Association. Guidelines for short term continuing education programs for the nurse clinician in intensive neonatal care and the nurse clinician in intensive maternal-fetal care. Kansas City: American Nurses’ Association, 1976.
- Cibulka, Nancy; Barron, Mary. Guidelines for nurse practitioners in ambulatory obstetric settings. New York, NY: Springer Publishing, 2013.
- Claywell, Lora. LPN to RN transitions. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Mosby Publishing, 2014.
- Cooke, Joseph; Gray, Carolyn; et al. A nurse’s handbook of obstetrics. Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Publishing, 1915.
- Erickson, Jeanette; Jones, Dorothy; et al. Fostering nurse-led care: professional practice for the bedside leader from Massachusetts General Hospital. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International Publishing, 2013.
- Faye Glenn Abdellah Papers, 1952—1989. MS C 424. History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine.
- Johnson, Robert. The nurse’s guide, and family assistant: containing friendly cautions to those who are in health: with ample directions to nurses and others who attend the sick, women in child-bed, &c. Philadelphia, PA: Anthony Finley Publishing, 1819. //resource.nlm.nih.gov/2559016R
- Kimber, Diana. Text-book of anatomy and physiology for nurses. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1896.
- Levett-Jones, Tracy. Clinical reasoning: learning to think like a nurse. Frenchs Forest, Australia: Pearson Australia Publishing, 2013.
- New York Department of Health. Manual for public health nurses. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health, 1920. //resource.nlm.nih.gov/0021137
- Lester, Mary R. and Ellen McDonald. The nurse combats disease. Communicable Disease Center, 12 min, 1962.
- Office of Program Coordination, Office of War Information. Information program for the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. Washington, DC: U.S. Public Health Service, 1943.
- Pennsylvania State College Motion Picture and Recording Studio and Pennsylvania Bureau of Tuberculosis Control. T.B. nurse Wallace. State College, PA: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 26 min, 1952.
- Salmon, William. The experienced midwife: absolutely necessary for surgeons, midwives, nurses, and child-bearing women. Philadelphia, PA: Printed for the booksellers, 1799. //resource.nlm.nih.gov/2541051R
- War Advertising Council. How advertisers can cooperate with the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. Washington, DC: Division of Nurse Education, U.S. Public Health Service, Federal Security Agency, [194?].
- World War I Nurse, A war nurse’s diary: sketches from a Belgian field hospital. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1918. //resource.nlm.nih.gov/01110260R