Nursing Subject Guide

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Nursing Subject Guide Contents


Hat Scope and Introduction

Getting Started

Reference Resources

Electronic Databases & Indexes

Journal Titles

Related Subject Guides at Chesnutt Library

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Online Research Guides

Related Web Sites




Related Web Sites

Professional Associations & Organizations

Nursing Board Examination




Professional Associations & Organizations


American Association for the History of Nursing

The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN ) is a professional organization open to everyone interested in the history of nursing. Originally founded in 1978 as a historical methodology group, the association was briefly named the International History of Nursing Society. The purpose of the Association shall be to foster the importance of history as relevant to understanding the past, defining the present, and influencing the future of nursing. [from website]



American Association of Colleges of Nursing

AACN's educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor's- and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and practice in nursingó the nation's largest health care profession. [from website]



American College of Nurse-Midwives

With roots dating to 1929, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the oldest women's health care organization in the U.S. ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress.

The mission of ACNM is to promote the health and well-being of women and infants within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by certified nurse-midwives, and certified midwives. The philosophy inherent in the profession states that nurse-midwives believe every individual has the right to safe, satisfying health care with respect for human dignity and cultural variations. [from website]



American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Formed in 1985, the AANP is the largest and only full-service professional membership organization in the United States for NPs of all specialties.  [from website]



National League for Nursing

The NLN Mission - to advance quality nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment. [from website]



North Carolina Nurses Association



NursingWorld Official Website of the American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.7 million registered nurses (RNs) through its 54 constituent member associations. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. [from website]



Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society

A Vision to Lead: To create a global community of nurses who lead in using scholarship, knowledge and technology to improve the health of the world's people. [from website]



Nursing Board Examination


National Council of State Boards of Nursing

The purpose of NCSBN is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. [from website]



North Carolina Board of Nursing

The North Carolina Board of Nursing is a regulatory agency, comprised of elected nurses, appointed citizens and staff, charged with ensuring safe, effective nursing care for the citizens of North Carolina.

The Board is responsible for enforcing the North Carolina Nursing Practice Act. Its primary purposes are to educate and consult, serve as a resource, set standards, promulgate and interpret rules, license and discipline nurses, and develop standards for the evolving legal scope of nursing practice within the State.  [from website]




Center for Disease Control and Prevention



World Heath Organization Statistical Information System



American Medical Association



Discover Nursing

Learn more about nursing education and careers.



The staff are educators and students in the allied health and nursing fields. We put together this website for the benefit of our nursing students as well as all nursing students around the world. [from website]



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