A Guide to Help You Succeed

NURSING, as an integral part of the health care system, encompasses the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all health care and other community settings. Within this broad spectrum of health care, the phenomena of particular concern to nurses are individual, family, and group “responses to actual or potential health problems” (ANA, 1980, P.9). These human responses range broadly from health restoring reactions to an individual episode of illness to the development of policy in promoting the long-term health of a population.”  – ICN (International Council of Nurses)

Certification & Guidelines

Online Nursing Journals

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Related Topics

(All references should be available in library holdings.)


  • Nurse’s Step-By-Step Guide to Transitioning to the Professional Nurse Role
  • Hot health care careers : more than 25 jobs with fast growth and many new positions / by Andrew Morkes and Amy McKenna.
  • The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse [eBook Central]
  • Nursing Beyond the Bedside: 60 Non-Hospital Careers in Nursing [eBook Central]
  • Accelerate Your Career in Nursing: A guide to professional advancement and recognition [eBook Central]
  • Man’s Guide to a Nursing Careers [eBook Central]
  • 201 Careers in Nursing [eBook Central]
  • Landing Your Perfect Nursing Job [eBook Central]
  • Nurses with Disabilities: Professional Issues and Job Retention [eBook Central]

Job Websites:


  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit, Second Edition: A Guide for the New Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Rapid Adult Nursing
  • Compassionate Person-Centered Care for the Dying: An Evidence-Based Palliative Care Guide for Nurses
  • Nurse’s Legal Handbook
  • Staff Educator’s Guide to Professional Development: Assessing and Enhancing Nurse Competency
  • Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes
  • How to Be a Nurse or Midwife Leader
  • Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare: Values into Action
  • Nurse on Board: Planning Your Path to the Boardroom
  • PDR nurse’s drug handbook
  • Mastering Pharmacogenomics: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success
  • Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide
  • Interpersonal Relations in Nursing : A Conceptual Frame of Reference for Psychodynamic Nursing
  • A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing: Incorporating Forensic Principles into Nursing Practice [ProQuest]
  • Health Care Finance, Economics, and Policy for Nurses: A Foundational Guide
  • Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell
  • Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell
  • Scope and Standards of Practice for Professional Ambulatory Care Nursing