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Nursing Education


Nursing Education

stack of nursing books

Nursing is a profession which provides health care to individuals of all ages. Nursing encompasses many activities including health promotion, health maintenance, health care during illness and injury and rehabilitation. Nurses apply knowledge from the biological, physical, behavioral and nursing sciences to care for clients in varied settings. The purpose of the San Diego City College Nursing program is to provide an educational opportunity for qualified individuals interested in a career in nursing. --Nursing Education department description, SDCC Catalog 2019-2020.

Key Terms in Nursing Education

Use these terms in SDCCD Books+ Advanced Search to find resources in the SDCC Library. See example search below.

Caregivers  Long-term care of the sick Medical ethics
Nursing Nursing--Examinations--Study Guides Nursing--Study and Teaching
Nursing--Vocational Guidance Nursing Schools--Admission, Questions, etc. Palliative Care

How to do an Advanced Search in SDCCD Books+ with Key Terms: 

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1. Select SDCCD Books +

2. Select Subject from the dropdown menu

3. Type in the key term (example: Nursing)

4. Click the Search button to get results

Try these call numbers and headings if you'd like to browse what's on our shelves. Or use SDCCD Books+. Books you can borrow (take home), known as the Circulating Collection, are located on the third floor.

RA 773-88  
Personal health and hygiene

RJ 245-247  
Pediatric nursing

RM 1-950  

RM 214-258
Diet therapy

RT 1 - 120  

Start Research Here!

Search Tips:

*OneSearch doesn't show you everything! Some databases, like those from EBSCO, are not included so you will need to search them separately.

  • To find Books, e-books and reference materials --> Use SDCCD Books+, A-Z Databases, or OneSearch
  • To find Textbooks for your class--> Use Course Reserves
  • To find Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers --> Use A-Z Databases, EBSCO Articles, or OneSearch
  • To find Periodicals by title --> Use Journal Finder or OneSearch
  • To find Videos and media --> Use Videos link, A-Z Databases (choose Films on Demand, Swank, or Kanopy), or OneSearch

eBooks for Nursing Education

San Diego City College Library has access to over 90,000 electronic books. A few of the newer ones are highlighted below. Use SDCCD Books+ to find books in both our print and electronic collections. Click the links below to check on their availability.

Databases for Nursing Education

Here are some suggested databases (article collections) that you can search using keywords or terms for your topic.

Here are e-books you can use:

More databases here:

Journals & Newsletters for Nursing Education

Our Periodicals and Newspapers section, located in the Library near the Circulation Desk and the Print Station, has a wide selection of print peridocals to browse for ideas and trends related to your area of study. Here are a few titles with their corresponding web sites:

American Journal of Nursing
Harvard Health Letter
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing
Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Journal of Transcultural Nursing
The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
Nursing 2013
Public Health Reports
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter
University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter

Videos (Streaming) for Nursing Education

Here are some videos from our streaming collections. 

Videos (DVD) for Nursing Education

Here are some examples from our DVD collection; click the links below to check on their availability. Note these particular titles are also available for streaming from Films on Demand database. 

Web Resources for Nursing Education

Here are just a few of the many web sites relevant to Nursing Education:

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