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Web Resources for Nursing

Professional Associations and Organizations | Journals Online |Media|
News and Community| Drugs and other Medicinals |


Associations: NATIONAL

ANA: 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 member nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession..." [9/16]
ANCC: American Nurses Credentialing Center
"ANCC is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA)." [4/17]
HPNA: Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
"Membership organization for individual members of the nursing team working in the specialty of palliative nursing across the life span continuum." [ [9/16]
NLN: National League for Nursing
"Membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education." [9/16]

Specifically for Students
NSNA: National Student Nurse's Association [NSNA]
"...mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession..." [4/17]

Associations: LOCAL

RISNA: Rhode Island State Nurse's Association
"(RISNA), a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is the authority on matters concerning the profession of nursing and nursing practice in the state of Rhode Island."  [9/16]
Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
URL: [long address]
Complete information on Nursing in Rhode Island. [4/17]
105 Cannon Building, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401.222.5700// Fax: 401.222.3352


AAHN: American Association for the History of Nursing
The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) whose purpose shall be to foster the importance of history as relevant to understanding the past, defining the present, and influencing the future of nursing..." [8/18]
The World Health Organization [WHO] has links to all versions of ICD-10 [Classification of Diseases] including the most current version, 2016.

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems, proving a picture of the general health situation of countries and populations.  All Member States use the ICD which has been translated into 43 languages. [9/16]

National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institute of Nursing Research is "...dedicated to improving the health and health care of Americans through funding of nursing research and research training." [9/16]
Sigma Theta Tau International: Honor Society of Nursing
"The mission ... is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide." Features resources in the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library. [9/16]

Drugs and other Medicinals including Supplements

Package inserts for FDA approved drugs. [9/16]
Dietary Supplement Label Database
"... joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). The DSLD contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S." [4/17]
Drug Information Portal
Gateway to drug information from key US government agencies.   National Library of Medicine.  [4/17]
" is the largest, most widely visited, independent medicine information website available on the Internet. Our aim is to be the Internet’s most trusted resource for drug and related health information."  Sponsored by noted drug manufacturers.  [4/17]
Main drug page of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives resources, safety, recalls, news, more. [ [4/17]
Drugs@FDA: FDA Approved Drug Products
FDA Drug database easily searchable or browsable A >> Z. [4/17]
Medical dictionaries, Drugs & Medical Searches.  [9/16]  
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Online since 1999. "This Database provides the most comprehensive listing of brand name product ingredients available." Subscription required for full information. [4/17]
NCCIH: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
"...the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine." [4/17]
PDR+: Prescribers' Digital Reference
Drug interactions and side effects. [4/17]
RxList: The Internet Drug Index
"RxList is an online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs. Founded by pharmacists in 1995..." From WebMD. [4/17]

Journals Online

Free Medical Journals
Almost 5000 peer-reviewed journals listing when articles become "free." (for example, 6 months, one year, etc.) "The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet." Regular updates are provided by Manuel Montenegro and Bernd Sebastian Kamps. (bios online)[ [9/16]

           Journal of Practical and Professional Nursing 
           Not Indexed but is an OER (Free Full-Text Online)

           Journal for Practical Nurse Education and Practice
           Not Indexed but is an OER (Free Full-Text Online)    

Taylor & Francis Online
URL: (subscription link for NEIT on and off campus)
Publishers of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (e-journal subscription available via Full Text Finder) and many other publications of myriad topics.  [11/16]


ALFA: Assisted Learning for All: Videos
Free videos of a variety of medical procedures. [ [4/17]
Health Videos
(MedlinePlus) "These animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them." NIH. [4/17]
Videos of Surgical Procedures
"(MedlinePlus)... provides links to prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures. These are actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States." The videos last an hour. Requires Flash Player, disable pop-up blocker. NIH. [4/17]

News & Community

News about professional and community networking can also be located through the "Professional Associations and Organizations" links above.
Nursing discussion lists and blogs that can be sorted by categories. [9/16]
Medscape Nurses News
Blogs, experts, and viewpoints; free newsletters in nursing (or other editions) and daily alerts on clinical advances in specialty areas. CE, patient education, and news. WebMD. Registration required, no cost to user. [9/16]
NLM RSS Feeds for News, Podcasts, and Webcasts
US National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health (NIH). [4/17]
The Nursing Site Blog
Personal site of Kathy Quan, RN, BSN. [[9/16]
Off the charts
AJN, American Journal of Nursing blog. [ [9/16]
Technorati Blog
A more general set of blogs, and much more. [9/16]

Last update 2017.04/JH