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Nursing on the Net: free resources

Course Description

Are you looking for freely accessible nursing content on the Internet? The focus of this one or two hour in-person class is on free, credible and current (non-NLM) internet resources and content. This class is of interest to nurses, nursing students, nurse faculty of various specialties, allied health professions and to librarians who serve these constituencies. It is a global tour of nursing resources organized by independent topic. Lecture and instruction targets the differences, similarities and nuances of resources within each topic area. Areas include resources associated with evidence based nursing, nursing informatics, practice issues & clinical guidelines and documentation, skills assessment/development, clearinghouses, nursing news, health-based search engines, youth & teenage health issues (school nurses), emergency & disaster preparedness, tutorials and videos.

If seeking a class whose focus is on the National Library of Medicine based nursing resources, including PubMed, then please choose one of the several PubMed Classes offered.


Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the types of authoritative nursing information available on the Internet
  • Evaluate quality resources
  • Strategies for searching the Internet for freely accessible nursing resources

Course Materials

  • Agenda / Learning Objectives
  • Handouts
    • Evidence Base Nursing Practice Issues
    • Evidence Base Nursing Clinical Guidelines
    • Nursing Informatics
    • Nursing Workforce Development
    • Nursing – Emergency Preparedness
    • Nursing Students
    • Nursing Assessment
    • Imaging and Nursing
    • Health Search Engines
  • Videos And Tutorials
  • Slides


Continuing Education

This course has been approved for 1 or 2 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units. This course is on the list of approved courses for the MLA Consumer Health Specialization Program.


Southeastern Atlantic Region

PJ Grier, Network Access Coordinator, ,


PJ Grier, Outreach/Access Coordinator, NN/LM, SE/A Region