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Nursing Education


Nursing Education

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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 2020-2021.

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

Books (Recently Added) for Nursing Education

The Library recently (April 2021) acquired the new titles below through a CTEA grant for Nursing Education. To connect to each title, use this EBSCO e-Book search box and type in (or copy + paste) any one of the titles from the list below:

EBSCO e-books
To find one of these e-books, type (or copy + paste) its title into the search box above: 
Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment 2e (2018)
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practice Guidelines (2018)
Berkowitz's Pediatrics : A Primary Care Approach (2020)
Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing, Eight Edition (2018)
Correctional Nursing : Scope and Standards of Practice, Third Edition (2020)
Cultural Awareness in Nursing and Health Care : An Introductory Text (2018)
Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, 8e (2019)
Davis's Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual 6e (2019)
Disaster Public Health and Older People (2020)
Essentials for Nursing Practice - E-Book (2019)
Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice, Sixth Edition (2021)
Evidence-Based Physical Examination : Best Practices for Health & Well-Being Assessment (2021)
Gerontological Nursing : Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition (2019)
Guide to Clinical Documentation (2018)
Handbook of Clinical Skills : Second Edition (2019)
Handbook of Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control (2019)
Handbook of Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care : Whole-Person and Value-based Care (2019)
Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Context, Controversies, and Solutions (2021)
Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse's Guide (2019)
Holistic Nursing : Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition (2019)
Introduction to Nursing Research: Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice (2020)
Law for Nurse Leaders, Second Edition (2018)
Leadership and Management Competence in Nursing Practice : Competencies, Skills, Decision-Making (2019)
Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care (2019)
Lippincott Visual Nursing : A Guide to Clinical Diseases, Skills, and Treatments (2019)
Migrant Health : A Primary Care Perspective (2019)
Neeb's Mental Health Nursing (2019)
Nurse As Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice (2019)
Nurses Making Policy, Second Edition : From Bedside to Boardroom (2019)
Nursing Documentation Made Incredibly Easy (2019)
Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice (2020)
Nursing: Health Education and Improving Patient Self-Management (2018)
Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing (2018)
Palliative Care Nursing : Quality Care to the End of Life (2019)
Patient Evaluation, Data Collection, and Communication (2019)
Pediatric Physical Examination - E-Book : An Illustrated Handbook (2019)
Physical Assessment of the Newborn : A Comprehensive Approach to the Art of Physical Examination (2019)
Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals (2020)
Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual, Third Edition: The Henry Street Model for Nurses (2018)
Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership (2019)
School Nursing : Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition (2017)
Still Not Safe : Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine (2020)
Storytelling with Data : Let's Practice! (2020)
The Maternal Health Crisis in America : Nursing Implications for Advocacy and Practice (2019)
The Small Guide to Alzheimer's Disease (2020)
Wright & Leahey's Nurses and Families : A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention (2019)

Books (Electronic) for Nursing Education

San Diego City College Library has access to over 90,000 electronic books. Our EBSCO e-book collection has about 300 Nursing titles published between 2017 and 2021. Click here ( or use the QR code (with your phone) to see the titles: 

A few of the newer e-book titles are highlighted below. Click the links below to check on their availability. You can also use SDCCD Books+ to do your own search to find books in both our print and electronic collections. 

Books (Print) for Nursing Education

San Diego City College Library has over 60,000 books in its Circulating Collection, located on the third floor. 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-book collections:

More databases here:

Database Trials

The following databases are under consideration by the Nursing Education department: 

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. 

Web Resources for Nursing Education

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

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