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Nursing: Books

This guide is a starting point for locating Nursing and Certified Nursing Assistant books, videos, journal articles, and credible websites.

Use the COD Library catalog to search the COD Library's collection of books, videos, e-books, and streaming media. Use your MyAccess/Bb user name and password to check these items out or access them online.


Need research help and not sure where to turn? Get help from the library via email, chat, and online appointments or stop by one of our reference desks during open hours of operation. 

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Use our catalog to find books, videos, and other resources in our collections.

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Catalog Search Tips

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  • Enter the title of a book (if you know it) putting the title in quotes
  • Search by subject or keywords if you don't know a specific title
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Subject Searching

Here are just a few of the many subjects assigned to nursing resources
concept mapping pediatric nursing
geriatric nursing pharmacology
nurses' aides psychiatric nursing
nursing surgical nursing
nursing care plans transcultural nursing

Call Number Ranges

Use these call number ranges to browse the General Collection and the Reference Collection.

Also look for e-books and streaming videos.

anatomy & physiology QM (anatomy) QP (physiology)
geriatric nursing RC954s
nurse assistant RT84
nursing RTs
pediatric nursing RJ245
pharmacology & nursing drug handbooks/guides RM100-300s
practical nursing RT 62
psychiatric nursing RC440s
surgical nursing RT41-51s
transcultural nursing RT86.54

Select Print Titles

Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice

This comprehensive text guides you through the nursing concepts and skills particularly vital for assessment, care, and treatment.

Davis's Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual

Everything you need to know about caring for patients--in one portable "must have" handbook!

Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice

Noted nursing scholars explore the historical and contemporary theories that are the foundation of nursing practice today.

Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

Get the perfect blend of pharmacology, prioritization, and nursing process information.

Nursing Care Plans

The all-in-one care planning resource! Here's the step-by-step guidance you need to develop individualized plans of care while also honing your critical-thinking and analytical skills.

Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications

Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete names for quick reference.

Reference Sources

Reference materials are well indexed, up-to-date, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information (such as causes & symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, prognosis, etc) or addresses. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources.

Electronic Reference

Physical Reference

Conn's Current Therapy REF RM101 .C87

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment REF RC71 .A14

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary REF R 121.D73 (Ready Reference--located at our reference desks)

Goldman's Cecil Medicine REF RC46 .C423

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine REF RC46 .H333

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