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Nursing : Nursing Home



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Welcome to the UTHSC Health Sciences Library's Nursing Resource Guide. I am the library's liaison to the College of Nursing. Use the navigation tabs across the top to explore relevant library resources by type. As the library liaison to the College of Nursing, my responsibilities are:

  • Be the initial contact for library questions or problems
  • Share information about library resources and services and demo new resources and services of interest to your college
  • Provide free literature searches for faculty members
  • Offer EndNote consultations or EndNote Workshops and library database training sessions for students, research assistants, and faculty members either in group or individually
  • Provide one-on-one library orientation for new faculty members and coordinate group orientation for new students
  • Consult appropriate sources to suggest books to order for your college
  • Provide current awareness services using automatically email alerts or RSS feed upon request        
  • Collaborate with faculty in educational activities that promote information literacy and library research
  • Upon request, be the Embedded Librarian for nursing courses with intensive research and writing components (e.g., NSG510 Professional Issues, NSG912 Theory Construction, HOPR851 Leadership & Health Policy). The request has to be at least two months before the course starts. 

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing

The final version of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing was approved by Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Board of Directors. It includes five standards with performance indicators and outcomes. The five standards indicate that an information literacy competent nurse is able to:

  • determine the nature and extent of the information needed;
  • access needed information effectively and efficiently;
  • critically evaluate the procured information and its sources and , as a result, decide whether or not to modify the initial query  and/or seek additional sources and whether to develop a new research process;
  • individually or as a member of a group, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose;
  • understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and use information ethically and legally. 

Visit ACRL site for detailed information about the standards. 

Library Liaison, College of Nursing

Stephanie Kinsler
Alexander Building
877 Madison
(901) 448-1667