Nursing 160 - Introduction to Nursing

Resources Pathfinder

The nursing collection in the HSC Segars Library consists of reference works, circulating books, magazines, audiovisual software, and access to databases.


By doing a word search in the online book catalog you can identify books and other resources on the topic of general nursing, as well as more specific topics. Possible subject headings of interest for your course are:  Holistic nursing, Nursing assessment, Nursing care plans, Nursing diagnosis, Nursing ethics, and Nursing skills.  Most resources devoted to nursing are classified under the call numbers RG -RT.  eBooks may be accessed via netLibrary from the library's web page.


The magazines listed below are some of the nursing titles available for use in the library:

The following library databases provide access to full text articles, citations and abstracts:



Remote access will provide access to the library's electronic collection via the Internet. Databases require passwords that will be sent electronically when requested via the remote access link on the library's web page -  PLEASE SEE ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR SELECTED RELEVANT COURSE MATERIAL AVAILABLE IN THE HSC LIBRARY.

Selected Bibliography


Call Number Title
RT 42 .W435 2002 Basic nursing: foundation of skills & concepts
RT 50 .C483 1998 Charting made incredibly easy!
RT 50  .C487 2001 ChartSmart: A-Z guide to better nursing documentation
RT 51 .P365 2002 Clinical nursing skills & techniques
RT 41 .I53 2002 Complementary alternative therapies in nursing
RT 85 .B766 2002 Ethics & issues in contemporary nursing
RJ 370 .F57 1998 First aid and CPR for infants and children
RT 41 .T54 2000 Fundamental skills and concepts in patient care
RT 87 .N87 K44 2002 Healing nutrition
RT 48 .H38 2002  Health and physical assessment
RT 48 .H425 2002 Health assessment and physical examination
RT 48.6 .A35 2002 Nursing diagnosis handbook: a guide to planning care
RT 41 .E39 2000 Nursing interventions & clinical skills
RM 216 .D863 2001 Nutrition essentials for nursing practice
RT 49 .P38 2000 Patient care standards: collaborative planning ...
RT 48 .H643 2001 Practical guide to health assessment through the life span


Call Number Title
Ref. RT 21 .G353 2002 Gale encyclopedia of nursing & allied health
Ref. RS 75 .P5 2002 Physician's desk reference
Ref. R 121 .T18 Taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary


Call Number Title
Reserve RM 147 .L57 Administering injectible medications
Reserve RM 147 .L57 Administering oral & inhalation medications
Reserve RM 147 .L57 Administering topical medications
Reserve Basic nursing skills
RA 642 .B56 B564 2001 Bloodborne safety: universal precautions
RC 674 .C37 2001 Cardiac signs & symptoms
RC 655.49 .E5 2002 Endocrine signs & symptoms
RC 76 .P48 Physical examination & health assessment - abdomen
Reserve Physical examination & health assessment - head to toe examination of the child
Reserve Physical examination - putting it all together
RC 343 .N53 2002 Neurologic signs & symptoms
RT 48.55 .R47 2001 Respiratory signs & symptoms
RC 360 .S54 2002 Signs & symptoms of fluid & electrolyte imbalance
Reserve RM 147 .L57 Understanding medication guidelines
RC 674 .V38 2001 Vascular signs & symptoms


Call Number Title
RT 41 .S5826 2000 Clinical nursing skills
RT 51 .E47 2000 Delmar's basic care nursing skills
RT 49 .D455 2000 Delmar's electronic care plan maker for nurses
RT .P844 2001 Fundamentals of nursing
RT 48 .H425 2002 Health assessment & physical examination
RT 48 .W55 2001 Health assessment for nursing practice
Reserve Normal Nutrition - LPN content coaching
RT 41 .N87 2001 Nursing procedures: interactive guide to better clinical skill