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Want to contact your Nursing & Health Sciences Librarian or set up a virtual or F2F appointment with her? Email Debra Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library has multiple copies of HESI books in the HESI Course Reserve.
One is for the Nursing Admission Exam (specific name of that test is HESI A2.) Students take this exam in order to gain admittance into the ADN Program. However, any nursing entrance exam test prep resource will work because they all test the same content: math, science, and verbal skills. In addition to the “official” entrance study guides, these more generic nursing exam prep books may be useful. In addition, ACT and SAT review books may be helpful in preparing for nursing admission exams.
The other two HESI books measure learning post program and indicates prep and readiness for either the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN. These books would be sought out by COD Nurses that want to get their PN licensure (after completing the first year of the 2-year ADN program) or their RN licensure upon completion of the 2-year ADN program.
Check the Library Catalog for HESI book availability and duration of check out.
The good news is that there are a lot of templates available to assist you in creating both trifold and bifold brochures.
Microsoft Office products (including Office 365, PowerPoint, Word, and Publisher) all have trifold (and bifold) brochure templates.
If you do a simple Google Search for trifold brochure templates a bunch of options will pop up including templates/directions for making them in Office products (mentioned above) as well as with Google Docs and more.
Need help getting started? You can always stop by the Library's Computing Support & Printing Services Desk (located on the main floor of the Library) or at either of the Library's Reference Desks (conveniently located on each floor of the Library) for some one-on-one assistance.
For video tutorials on creating nursing concept maps, go to YouTube and search for nursing concept maps. There are a lot of examples available! Here's one to get you started.
Nursing Concept Maps: How To Create Them For Nursing School (Mini-Training)
Concept maps are vital to your study success in nursing school. In this video we'll cover why concept maps are so important, the main categories you should include in each concept map you make during nursing school, and 4 specific questions to ask as you create your concept maps (to help you totally ROCK them).
If you're interested in text-based explanations, stick to Google, or your search engine of choice, and search for nursing concept maps.
Tailor your search terms to get the type of concept map information that you really need. For example, you might search for nursing concept map templates. Another tip is to do an image search for nursing concept maps, nursing care plan concept maps, or you can even try to search for nursing concept maps on specific topics just to see what is out there (for example, search for nursing concept map hypertension). Concept maps are popular in nursing and many students and nurses have shared their creations online in a variety of formats.
Concept maps need to contain all the information in your assignment rubric, but how you choose to display that material is up to you and your personal style/preference. Just remember that the visual map needs to be clear and understandable to not just you, but also to your intended audience.
For this research paper, you will need to get a lot of the information from your patient history (and if you didn't get all the information you needed, check with your instructor. They may be able to pull up a patient's record and supplement your history/notes).
From the patient history, you will select the primary disease/condition and/or surgical procedure (sometimes it is just a disease or condition, but if your patient had a surgical procedure, you may need to research not only for the disease/condition but also for the procedure.
Also, a lot of the pathophysiology and background on your patient's disease/condition, and/or surgical procedure as well as many other nursing aspects of caring for patients with the disease (or recovering from a surgical procedure) can be found in your course textbook as well as in a nursing handbooks or manuals such as your required Ackley text (Nursing Diagnosis Handbook) or Davis's Diseases & Disorders or Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice (these last two are available from the Library in both print and e-book format).
You don't just need three nursing journal articles, two of them must be research articles.
Effects of early mobilization on pulmonary parameters and complications post coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
(includes abstract) Esmealy, Leyla; Allahbakhshian, Atefeh; Gholizadeh, Leila; Khalili, Azizeh Farshbaf; Sarbakhsh, Parvin Applied Nursing Research, Feb2023; 69 N.PAG-N.PAG. 1p. (Article - research, randomized controlled trial) ISSN: 0897-1897
Does your article need to have a nurse as the first author?
Some assignments have this requirement. If so, DO NOT use the CINAHL limiter for 1st author is nurse. Why? Because most articles in nursing journals are written by nurses. The limiter may exclude more good articles than it includes.
Instead, limit to the journal subset nursing and then actually look at the articles to see if the author's credentials are provided (they usually are OR the article will list the author's affiliation and that usually indicates a nursing faculty member or nurse). It takes some critical thinking and careful checking to make the 1st author is nurse determination. You may have to copy the first author's name and paste it into Google along with any other information you have (such as where the author works if that is provided in the article). You can often confirm education/degrees and profession via personal or organization web pages.
Use CINAHL to research your ethics topic because:
Follow the steps below:
Use Debra's helpful handouts to assist you with you discussion board post APA citations as well as with your legislative issues assignment:
Remember to utilize the APA resources included in the Research Toolkit section of this research guide (see blue, right-hand navigation bar). APAStyle.org offers a wide variety of helpful resources. Under the Instructional Aids section of APA's website, you'll find handouts, checklists as well as Sample APA Student Paper Templates (in Word format).
In-text citation is covered in Chapter 8 of the APA Style Manual, Seventh Edition.
For online in-text citation examples, see:
Note that most COD nursing instructors prefer that you use all three in-text citation elements when summarizing just as you are required to do for direct quotes. Instructors want to quickly and easily locate the passage(s) that you are paraphrasing. When in doubt, check with your instructor! example: (Evans, 2019, p. 498)