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Subject Definition

We believe that nursing is a practice discipline requiring the scholarly use of scientific, ethical, aesthetic, and personal ways of knowing (the Art of Nursing). Nurses use the many ways of knowing to enable persons to bring body, mind, and spirit into harmonious relationship.

-Department of Nursing statement of philosophy




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  • CINAHL Complete  
    An expanded version of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health. Provides citations and abstracts for over 5,400 nursing journals, as well as books, conferences, software, and audiovisual material. Provides the full text for over 1,300 of those journals.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition  
    Covers nursing and allied health topics. Full-text of articles from over 600 journals and citations and abstracts from another 850 journals.
  • Stat!Ref  
    Stat!Ref is a searchable collection of over 70 authoritative reference sources in medicine, nursing, and related fields. A mobile app is available so you can access these resources on the go. Personalized preferences and search histories are also available.

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