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Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use

A Web Sampler of Resources for Nursing Professionals

Allied Health Resources

University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)--Medical Specialties: Allied Health Professions
http://southmed.usouthal.edu/library/specialt/

Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences (Richmond, VA)--Occupational Therapy Resources
http://www.library.vcu.edu/tml/bibs/ot.html

Alternative Medicine

Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD)
http://dietarysupplements.nlm.nih.gov/

Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center: AboutHerbs
http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/11570.cfm

NCCAM: National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
http://nccam.nih.gov

Online Resources -- Bastyr University
http://www.bastyr.edu/library/resources/online/bibliography.asp

Associations and Organizations

AACN: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
http://www.aacn.org/

AFT Healthcare: Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals
http://www.aft.org/healthcare/index.htm

AORN: Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
http://www.aorn.org

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
http://www.aanp.org

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
http://www.aaohn.org

American College of Nurse-Midwives
http://www.acnm.org

American College of Nurse Practitioners
http://www.aanp.org/

American Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
http://www.anacnet.org/

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
http://www.rehabnurse.org

National Association of School Nurses
http://www.nasn.org

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
http://www.ncsbn.org

National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH)
http://www.ninr.nih.gov/

National League for Nursing
http://www.nln.org

National Student Nurses' Association
http://www.nsna.org

NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department
http://www.cc.nih.gov/nursing/

Sigma Theta Tau International - Honor Society of Nursing
http://www.nursingsociety.org

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
http://www.wocn.org

Continuing Education

ANA (American Nursing Association) Continuing Professional Development
http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/CertificationandAccreditation/Continuing-Professional-Development

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention FREE Continuing Education Activity
http://www2a.cdc.gov/ce/availableactivities.asp

Medscape (Nursing)
http://www.medscape.com/nurses/ce

Nursing Online Continuing Education (CEUS) on: The Nurse Friendly
http://www.nursefriendly.com/ceu/

Drug Information

CenterWatch: Drugs Approved by the FDA
http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/drugs/DRUGLIST.html

Daily Med
http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/

FDA Consumer Drug Information
http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/DrugSafety/DrugIndex.htm/

MedlinePlus Drug Information
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

RxList: Internet Drug Index
http://www.rxlist.com

Evidence Based Nursing

Academic Center for Evidenced-Based Practice (ACE), Center for Excellence in the School of Nursing of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
http://www.acestar.uthscsa.edu

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Evidence-based Practice
http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/epcix.htm

Cochrane Library
http://www.cochrane.org

EBN Online
http://ebn.bmjjournals.com

EBP: What's in Your Tool Belt? Building Better EBP Searching for Librarians & Nurses
http://www.njha.com/LibrarySection/pdf/EBPWhatIsInYourToolBelt.pdf

Evidence Based Nursing -- UNC - Health Sciences Library
http://www.hsl.unc.edu/services/tutorials/ebn/splash.htm

Evidence Based Nursing - University of Minnesota
http://evidence.ahc.umn.edu/ebn.htm

General Internet Usage

Medlineplus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfing.html

National Cancer Institute -- How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: Questions and Answers
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Information/internet

NN/LM: Internet Discovery Tools
http://nnlm.gov/tools.html

The Quality of Medical Information on the Internet: A New Public Health Concern. McLeod, Stephen D. The Quality of Medical Information on the Internet: A New Public Health Concern. Archives of Ophthalmology. 116:12, December 1998
http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/116/12/1663

How Do People Evaluate A Web Site's Credibility? Results from A Large Study. A Consumer WebWatch research report, prepared by Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, October 29, 2002.
http://www.consumerwebwatch.org/news/report3_credibilityresearch/stanfordPTL_abstract.htm

Government Agencies / Other Databases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/

ClinicalTrials.gov
http://clinicaltrials.gov

Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT

Genetics Home Reference
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/

Health Hotlines from the National Library of Medicine
http://healthhotlines.nlm.nih.gov/

Healthfinder.gov
http://healthfinder.gov

Household Products Database
http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov

MedlinePlus
http://medlineplus.gov/

National Guideline Clearinghouse
http://www.guideline.gov/

National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov

National Institute of Research Nursing
http://www.nih.gov/ninr/

NIH - Health Information
http://health.nih.gov

NIH - Office of Rare Disease
http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/

NIH Senior Health
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders
http://www.rarediseases.org/

Partners in Information Access for Public Health Professionals
http://phpartners.org/

PubMed
http://pubmed.gov/

Tox Town
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/

Health Frauds

Quackwatch
http://www.quackwatch.org/

MedlinePlus (Click on Health Topics and Select Health Fraud)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthfraud.html

Snopes.com
http://www.snopes.com/medical

Health News

ABC News: Health
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/living/

CBS News: Healthwatch
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/health/main204.shtml

CNN: Health
http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/

Medscape
http://www.medscape.com/medscapetodayhome

MedlinePlus Health News
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/newsbydate.html

MedlinePlus E-mail Announcement Lists
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/medlineplus/listserv.pl?lang=EN

NBC News: Health
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032076/

New York Times: Health
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/

Mailing Lists/Discussion Groups

Google Groups
http://groups.google.com/

Multicultural Resources

Multilingual Health Information
http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/multi.html

Nursing Resources

There are many WWW sites devoted to nursing - so many in fact, that it can sometimes be confusing trying to find the specific information that you need. Following is a sampler of sites that can provide a wide variety of excellent information for you and your users.

Access Nurses Travel Nursing Jobs
http://www.accessnurses.com

Achoo Gateway to HealthCare
http://achoo.8media.org/

Allnurses.com
http://www.allnurses.com/

American Nursing Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/

Brownson's Nursing Notes
http://members.tripod.com/~DianneBrownson/

CarePlan Resource Center
http://www.careplans.com

CyberNurse
http://cybernurse.com/

Discover Nursing
http://www.discovernursing.com/

Home IV-Therapy.net
http://www.iv-therapy.net./

Humboldt State University: Nursing Resources on the Web
http://library.humboldt.edu/~chadwick/nursresweb.html

Immunization Action Coalition
http://www.immunize.org/

Martindale's Virtual Nursing Center
http://www.martindalecenter.com/Nursing.html

NARIC's National Rehabilitation Information Center
http://www.naric.com/

Nurse Portal
http://www.nurseportal.net

Nurse Web Search
http://www.nursewebsearch.com/

NurseZone.com
http://www.nursezone.com/

Nursing.about.com
http://nursing.about.com/cs/aboutnursing/

NursingCenter
http://www.nursingcenter.com/home/

Nursing Jobs
http://www.nursing-jobs.us

Nursing Portal
http://www.nursing-portal.com/

OBGYN.net Nursing
http://www.obgyn.net/nursing/nursing.asp

Oncology Nursing Society
http://www.ons.org/

RNCentral
http://www.rncentral.com/

RNWeb
http://www.rnweb.com/rnweb/

University of Florida College of Nursing Resources for Student Writers
http://nursing.ufl.edu/research/research_resources_writers_students.shtm

US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook: Registered Nurses
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm

Yahoo: Nursing
http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Nursing/

Nursing Standards

American Nurses Association
http://nursingworld.org

National League for Nursing
http://www.nln.org/index.cfm

NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department Standards of Practice
http://www.cc.nih.gov/nursing/

Online Journals / Newsletters / Full Text Resources

AJN - American Journal of Nursing
http://www.nursingcenter.com/library/journalissue.asp?Journal_ID=54030&Issue_ID=262034

AORN Journal (subscription included with AORN membership; nomember subscriptions are available)
http://www.aorn.org/AORNJournal/

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Care
http://www.nurse.org/wa/arnpcare/

British Journal of Nursing
http://www.markallengroup.com/healthcare/bjn/index.htm

CINAHL
http://www.ebscohost.com/cinahl/

Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice
http://www.ispub.com/journal/the_internet_journal_of_advanced_nursing_practice.html

Internurse.com
http://www.internurse.com/

MedicineNet
http://www.medicinenet.com/Script/Main/hp.asp

Medscape
http://www.medscape.com/nurses

NN/LM: Ejournals
http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/ejournals/

Nurse Beat-Cardiac Nursing Electric Journal
http://www.nurse-beat.com/

Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
http://www.nursingworld.org/ojin/index.htm

ONJI--On-line Journal of Nursing Informatics
http://www.ojni.org

WCI's On-Line Newsletters
http://www.woundcare.org/newsletters.htm

Mobile Resources

NLM Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/

School Nurses Resources

American School Health Association
http://www.ashaweb.org

National Association of School Nurses
http://www.nasn.org

National Association of State Boards of Education -- Center for Safe and Healthy Schools, State School Healthy Policy Database
http://www.nasbe.org/healthy_schools/hs/index.php

National School Boards Association School Health Programs
http://www.nsba.org/schoolhealth

School Nurse
http://www.schoolnurse.com/

School Nurse State Associations
http://www.schoolnurse.com/sna.html