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The Libraries Version of CINAHL Has Been Upgraded to CINAHL Complete


The library’s subscription to CINAHL has been upgraded to CINAHL Complete. While the interface and how you search the database has not changed this upgraded version does have changes that you may find of interest. 

What has Changed?
• Full text for 1,370 journals (versus 768 with our old subscription)
• Indexing for 5,238 journals (versus 5,014)
• Journals with Searchable Cited References 1,496 (versus 1,424)

Also Includes 
• 170 Continuing Education Modules
• 134 Evidence-based care sheets


E-books of Interest

Journals and Magazines

The VCU library owns an ever-growing collection of e-books that cover various aspects of nursing.  These books do have some limits on the number of simultaneous users, but are great resources for papers and projects.  Below is a selection of a couple books that I thought would be of interest..

  • In order to access these books, just click on the title.


Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum DevelopmentMarilyn H. Oermann

New York: Springer Publishing Co. 2013

Developing online learning environments in nursing education

Carol A. O’Neil; Cheryl A Fisher; Matthew J Rietschel

New York, NY : Springer, 2014

Fast facts for the clinical nursing instructor : clinical teaching in a nutshell

Eden Zabat Kan author; Susan Stabler-Haas author


Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology an Essential Guide for Nursing & Healthcare Students.

Muralitharan Nair; Ian Peate

Chicester : Wiley, 2012

Community and Public Health Nursing

David Sines; Sharon Aldridge-Bent; Agnes Fanning; Penny Farrelly; Kate Potter; Jane Wright

Hoboken : Wiley, 2013

Nursing diagnosis manual planning, individualizing, and documenting client care

Marilynn E. Doenges 1922-; Mary Frances Moorhouse 1947-; Alice C. Murr 1946-

Philadelphia : F.A. Davis, 2013

Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum Development.

Marilyn H. Oermann

New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2013

Vital Notes for Nurses Health Assessment

Anna Amugi-crouch; Clency Meurier

Hoboken : Wiley, 2011

Introduction To Community Nursing Practice

Jane Arnott; Siobhan Atherley; Sarah Pye

Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2012

 Nursing delegation, setting priorities, and making patient care assignmentsPatricia Kelly 1941-; Maureen T Marthaler

Clifton Park, NY : Delmar/Cengage Learning, 2011

Future of Nursing : Leading Change, Advancing Health

National Academies Press, 2011

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Chris Bulman; Sue Schutz

Hoboken : Wiley, 2013

Clinical Skills for Nurses

Claire Boyd

Hoboken : Wiley, 2013

Scholarly inquiry and the DNP capstone

Cheryl Holly editor of compilation


Implementing evidence-based practice real-life success stories

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk; Ellen Fineout-Overholt; Rycroft Malone; Sigma Theta Tau International

Indianapolis, Ind. : Sigma Theta Tau International, 2011

Generating middle range theory from evidence to practice

Callista Roy

New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2014


 Nursing Law and EthicsJohn Tingle; Alan Cribb

Hoboken : Wiley, 2013

Proposal writing for nursing capstones and clinical projects

Wanda E. Bonnel; Katharine Vogel Smith

New York : Springer, 2014

Health care system transformation for nursing and health care leaders : implementing a culture of caring

Anne Boykin author; Savina O’Bryan Schoenhofer author; Kathleen Louise Valentine author


Fast facts for curriculum development in nursing how to develop & evaluate educational programs in a nutshell

Janice L. McCoy; Marion G Anema

New York : Springer Pub. Co., 2012

Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare Getting it Right

Karen Holland; Roger Watson

Hoboken : Wiley, 2012

Models and frameworks for implementing evidence-based practice linking evidence to action

Jo Rycroft-Malone; Tracey Bucknall

Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011

Legal issues confronting today’s nursing faculty a case study approach

Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow; Heyward Michael Dreher; Carl Oxholm

Philadelphia, PA : F.A. Davis, 2012

Health policy and advanced practice nursing : impact and implications

Kelly A. Goudreau editor of compilation; Mary C Smolenski (Mary Catherine), 1950- editor of compilation


Calculation Skills for Nurses

Claire Boyd

Hoboken : Wiley, 2013

Research for evidence-based practice in health care

Robert Newell 1954-; Philip Burnard; Robert Newell 1954-

Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011


Nurses! Test Yourself In Pathophysiology

Katherine Rogers; William Scott

Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2011

APA style simplified writing in psychology, education, nursing, and sociology

Bernard Beins

Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

Ethics For Nurses Theory and Practice

Pam Cranmer; Jean Nhemachena

Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2013

NCLEX-RN practice questions

Wilda Rinehart; Diann Sloan; Clara Hurd

Indianapolis, Ind. : Pearson IT Certification, 2013

Davis’s drug guide for nurses

April Hazard Vallerand; Cynthia A Sanoski; Judith Hopfer Deglin 1950-

Philadelphia : F.A. Davis, 2013

Choosing Wisely: A resource to promote conversations between physicians & patients by helping patients choose care

ChoosingWisely-CMYK-taglineR.jpgWhen it comes to health care, patients play a vital role and need to be informed and able to talk to their physician about the care they need or are about to receive.   To that end, there is a resource that has been created by ABIM, which is an organization of medical professionals whose aim is to improve health care through the advancement of medical professionalism.  The resource is called Choosing Wiselyand the aim of the resource is to promote conversations between physicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is:

  1. Supported by evidence
  2. Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received
  3. Free from harm
  4. Truly necessary

The site points out that the recommendations made by the site should not be used to establish coverage decisions or exclusions.  These recommendations are meant to spur conversation about what is appropriate and necessary treatment. 

If you are interested in another resource that is based on the best evidence to help consumers made more informed decisions, this resource could be one to check out.  You can find the website by clicking on the link below:

Choosing Wisely