Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use


Introduction - 10 minute

  • Introduce instructor(s)
  • Explain the objectives of the workshop
  • Have attendees introduce themselves
  • Course outline and materials

Pretest - 5 minutes

Information Needs of Nurses - 10 minute lecture

Evaluating Health Information - 20 minute lecture

Resources for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals - 1 hour and 20 minute lecture
Nursing and Allied Health Web sites

General Sites:
University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)--Medical Specialties: Allied Health Professions

Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences (Richmond, VA)--Occupational Therapy Resources

Alternative Medicine:
Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center: AboutHerbs

Associations and Organizations:
National League for Nursing

American Nurses Association

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

National Association of School Nurses

Continuing Education:
ANA (American Nursing Association) 2000 Continuing Online Education

Disease Resources:

American Diabetes Association

CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

University of California San Francisco-HIV Insite

Drug Information:
FDA Consumer Drug Information

MedlinePlus Drug Information

Evidence Based Nursing:
Cochrane Library

Evidence Based Nursing and Health Care Resources / Health Sciences Library - University at Buffalo - State University of New York

General Internet Usage:
NN/LM: Internet Discovery Tools

Government Agencies:
CDC: National Center for Infectious Diseases

Genetics Home Reference

NIH Senior Health

Health Frauds:
CDC Health Related Hoaxes and Rumors

Health News:
CNN: Health

MedlinePlus Health News


Multicultural Resources:
Cultural Resources

Multilingual Health Information

Nursing Resources:
Lippincott NursingCenter​

Online Journals:
NN/LM: Ejournals

Other Resources:
Health Hotlines from the National Library of Medicine

NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders

School Nurses:
Gerri Harvey's School Nurse Perspective

Women's Health:

BREAK - 20 minutes

NLM's Databases - 1 hour lecture


NIH Senior Health

Household Products Database

Partners in Information Access for Public Health Professionals

Tox Town

Genetics Home Reference

What Librarians Can Do To Help Their Nursing and Allied Health Professionals - 10 minute lecture

Question and Answer - 5 minutes

Posttest - 5 minutes

Evaluation / Wrap-up / CE Certificates - 15 minutes

This course has been approved for 4 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units. This course is on the list of approved courses for the MLA Consumer Health Specialization Program.