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Nursing: Websites

Professional Associations & Professional Development

Lippincott's Nursing Center:  Designed for nurses "to gain knowledge, develop professionally, and advance their careers." Includes articles from nursing journals, job listings, and more.

National League of Nursing
The National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education.

American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights 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.

National Institute of Nursing Research
This government institute "supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the lifespan." The site presents research information and publications on topics such as end-of-life care, pediatrics, women's health, and older adults.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
"The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), a unique asset for the nation, serves the public interest by setting standards, providing resources, and developing the leadership capacity of member schools to advance nursing education, research, and practice."

Health Websites

MedlinePlus: Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
This is the National Institute of Health's Websie for information about health topics, diseases, drugs, supplements, latest medical research and treatments, wellness issues, clinical trials and more.

U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health
General health database designed for medical professionals and the public. Many full text articles.

Health.gov
Your portal to health information, this site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

healthfinder.gov
Your source for reliable health information from the Federal government.  This website is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Evidence-Based Medicine

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
Interactive introductory tutorial developed by Duke University and the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill

Google Scholar

Connect Google Scholar with the Ventura College Library to ensure that you can access some full-text resources you find through our databases.