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Nursing Internet Resources

Cathy Wilterding

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Cathy Wilterding
Reference Department - Office 110A
phone: 254-968-9456

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Nursing Subcategories:


About Nursing - mammoth page devoted to nursing topics. An internal search engine makes navigating the site even better.

Alternative Medicine - a directory of alternative medicine subjects.

Hardin MD - Nursing - a professionally reviewed site with great links.

Healthfinder - from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an excellent resource for health care professionals and non-professionals.

Nursing Research Guide - A selective list of resource links for these subjects.

Merck Manuals - these trusted manuals are available free online.

National Cancer Institute - NIC provides information based on whether the searcher is a patient, healthcare professional, or researcher. - This site gives information about politics, research and current events that effect nurses.

Nursing Ethics - explains the ethical principles of clinical decision making.

NursingNet - Nursing links to different nursing specialties, journals, jobs and other good things.

Research Resources - Lists of Associations, Societies, Foundations, and online Nursing Journals.

Anatomy & Physiology

A Guided Tour of the Visible Human - The animations and images in this tour uses sections from the Visible Human Project to demonstrate the planes of section, and how the two-dimensional images provide a unique means of studying the three-dimensional anatomy of the human body.

Marching Through the Visible Man - Part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) project to create a digital atlas of the human anatomy.

Marching Through the Visible Woman - Part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) project to create a digital atlas of the human anatomy, this data is from a 59-year-old Maryland woman who willed her body to science.

The Virtual Body -This commercial site from Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation gives an excellent multimedia presentation of human anatomy and is divided into four main sections: Brain,

Continuing Education

 ANA Continuing Education - Nursing online continuing education from the American Nurses Association and its partners.

Masters in Nursing - Guide to Accredited Colleges offering a Masters Degree in Nursing.

Nursing Continuing Education Directory - Online nursing continuing education (CE) courses organized by subject.

Critical Care & Emergency Nursing

Emergency Nursing World - Site for emergency nurses, student nurses, and job listings.

Emergency Nurse's Association - is a professional member organization recognized internationally for promoting excellence in emergency nursing through leadership, research, education, and advocacy.

Symptom Checker - from the Mayo Clinic helps diagnose adult and child symptoms.


Cybernurse - Very good suggestions for finding a job in the field or for career development as well as humor and links.

Health Careers Online - This easy to use database is searchable by specialty and state.

Healthcare Jobs - Excellent career information and search tool from Monster.

Nurse Options U.S.A. - jobs listed and resuming posting is free. - a nationwide job board dedicated to nursing professionals that features permanent, travel and per diem opportunities from coast-to-coast. Nurses have the ability to search jobs by a variety of criteria or apply online for specific positions. The site also contains resources pertaining to choosing and preparing for a career in nursing.

Nursing-Jobs.Com - post your resume and find a position anywhere in the world.

Nursing Times - offers features, open learning, details of nursing jobs, and career information.

Government Agencies & Associations

American Association of Colleges of Nursing - the national voice for America's baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs.

American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc. - provides current nurses with the same intellectual and political tools that determined nursing pioneers applied to shape nursing values and beliefs to the social context of their times.

American Nurses Association - Information about the association and links to government, jobs, state boards, journals, and other sites.

Centers for Disease Control - The government agency that tries to prevent the spread of disease. This site includes traveler's alerts.

Department of Health and Human Services - Government agency dealing with public health.

International Council of Nurses - a federation of national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing nurses in more than 120 countries.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. - search each state's requirements for nurses, find out latest information about nursing in various states, and sign up for tests.

National Institutes of Health - Information is provided by this agency on women's health issues, government sites, etc.

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners - The place to look for important issues effecting Texas nurses.

Texas Department of Health - Public health concerns (such as an outbreak of Chicken Pox) are listed as well as links to other sites.

Texas Nurses Association - Homepage for the association and links to all types of information for nurses working in the lone star state.


Healthfinder - Wonderful links to sites from the government as well as other providers.

Health Services- This multi-award winning site from Columbia University includes an interactive question and answer service.


Nutrition - from the National Library of Medicine's MedLinePlus.


Drug Information and Supplements - from the Mayo Clinic.

Rx List - search for prescription drug information.

Rural Health Care

National Rural Health Association - This organization helps rural healthcare workers across the country. The site includes links to rural health information.

National Center for Farmworker Health - This nonprofit organization out of Austin, Texas was formed in order to keep computerized medical records for migrant farm workers.

Office of Rural Health Policy - promotes better health care service in rural America.  Congress charged the Office with informing and advising the Department of Health and Human Services on matters affecting rural hospitals, and health care, co-ordinating activities within the department that relate to rural health care, and maintaining a national information clearinghouse.

Rural Nurse Organization Digital Library - excellent resources for any healthcare professional

Texas Rural Health Association - is a nonprofit organization whose primary goal is to improve the health of rural Texans. The TRHA is composed of individuals and organizations dedicated to providing leadership on rural health care issues through advocacy, communication, and education.


First Aid Guide - from the Mayo Clinic

Nursing Specialties - access specialties from anesthesia to wound care.

Nursing World Specialty Nursing Practice - Organizations for specialty Nursing Practice. - keeps school nurses and other interested health professionals up-to-date on the latest developments in student health services, health education and safe school environment.