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NUR Achieving Professionalism

This guide contains a variety of resources covering nursing professionalism and special topics


This guide will help you get started with your assignments, finding nursing literature, professional books, and much more!

Note:  The resources included in this guide lend themselves toward professionalism, please go to our research guide list for additional guides.

What's in this guide?

Getting Started:

  • Types of resources: Is it scholarly? Is it trustworthy?
  • Professional and/or trade resources


  • Scan professional nursing journals
  • Look at the top-recommended resources for finding nursing-related literature
  • Get a crash course in the top databases including OVID, CINAHL, Cochrane, and PubMed


  • Check out reference sources and info on exam guides (can you say NCLEX?)

Nursing Organizations and Associations

  • Get acquainted with professional nursing organizations and associations.  Many have student memberships
  • Links to a wide variety of organizations