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Nursing / RN

Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Nursing

Introduction to Nursing LibGuide

The Nursing program at College of the Redwoods offers an Associate of Science in Registered Nursing. Programs in this field provide educational opportunities for students seeking careers as Registered Nurses (RN). Upon program completion, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

The College of the Redwoods also offers a LVN/Paramedic to Registered Nurse program that is three semesters long and assists a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Paramedic in becoming a Registered Nurse.

Go to the Health Occupations department website for a list of the degrees and certificates offered. ​Check with a counselor to see what classes are currently required for these degrees.

RN to BSN Program

Humboldt State University, HSU, offers a Nursing (RN-BSN) Program that is designed for students who have earned an associate degree in nursing and want to advance their skills in leadership, care management and health promotion. The program’s curriculum is designed specifically for the local area, focusing on physical and psychosocial health needs and disparities within the region’s rural and tribal communities. The program accommodates working nurses with a flexible blend of online and in-person courses. Students will be required to meet on campus for a pre-semester orientation, plus two weekend intensives each semester. The remainder of the program will be online. For more information check out HSU's Nursing Department's webpage

Search Terms: Nursing

These are some of the terms that students may need for a research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. 


Use scientific or technical terms. Use specific words. Use only one or two words.

Try both plural and singular forms. Try different combinations. Check glossary in textbook.

Try variant forms, such as, singular and plural forms.

  • Advocacy
  • Anatomy
  • Antiseptic
  • Blood born pathogens
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass standards
  • Cardio vascular
  • Circulation or Circulatory System
  • Communicable disease
  • Community nursing
  • Confidentiality
  • Diagnostic test
  • Digestive system
  • Disease transmission
  • Dosage
  • Drug standard
  • Gerontology
  • Glucose
  • Health care agencies
  • Heart rate
  • Infection and/or infection control
  • Injections
  • Intradermal
  • Intramuscular
  • Intravenous (IV)
  • Nervous system
  • Nursing administration
  • Nursing ethics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Patient assessment
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal
  • Preoperative and/or postoperative
  • Prescription drugs
  • Public health nursing
  • Pulse rate
  • Respiratory rate and/or Respiratory system
  • Shock
  • Sterilization
  • Subcutaneous
  • Toxicology
  • Triage
  • Ulcers
  • Unsafe practices
  • Ventilation
  • Vital signs

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.