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Nursing: Welcome

Welcome to the Nursing Resources Guide

Himmelfarb Library supports the educational and clinical needs of students in all of GW's nursing programs.  The library provides an array of electronic information related to the field of Nursing, which you'll find linked in this guide.

As your library liaison, I am available via telephone, email, or in-person or online consultation to assist you in using library resources. Please contact me if you have questions about searching the databases, finding full-text, conducting research, creating search strategies, or if you have other questions related to using the library.

Nursing Organizations

Alliance for Nursing Informatics 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

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

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

American Association of Critical Nurses Site provides information about AACN information, awards, grants, scholarships, chapters, membership, volunteer opportunities, and ambassadors.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American Nurses Association (ANA)

The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

Commission on Graduate of Foreign Nursing Schools: CGFNS

CGFNS International (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools®) is an internationally recognized authority on credentials evaluation and verification pertaining to the education, registration and licensure of nurses and healthcare professionals worldwide.

International Council of Nurses (ICN)

ICN is "is a federation of national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing nurses in more than 128 countries. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

NAHN works toward providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

National Black Nurses Association

NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students.

National Institute of Nursing Research 

Nursing Theory Page

Sigma Theta Tau International: Honor Society of Nursing

In 1922 six nurses founded Sigma Theta Tau at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Ind, USA. The founders chose the name from the Greek words Storgé, Tharsos and Timé meaning "love," "courage" and "honor."


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