River Parishes Community College Library

Health Care and Nursing


General Resources

Health Care and Nursing Resources

Where to Look? Browse these Call Numbers

  • PE 1116 .M to PE 1116 .N – Medical writing. English language for nurses.
  • R – Medicine.
    • RA – Public aspects of medicine.
      • RA 421 to RA 790.095 – Public health. Hygiene.
    • RC 440 – Psychiatric nursing.
    • RM – Therapeutics. Pharmacology
      • RM 125 – Nurses’ manuals.
      • RM 146 to RM 146.7 – Misuse of therapeutic drugs. Medication errors.
      • RM 147 to RM 180 – Administration of drugs and other therapeutic agents.
      • RM 300 to RM 666 – Drugs and their actions.
      • RM 695 to RM 893 – Physical medicine. Physical therapy.
        • RM 700 – Physical therapy for nurses.
      • RM 930 to RM 931 – Rehabilitation therapy.
    • RT – Nursing.
      • RT 22 – Nomenclature. Terminology. Abbreviations.
      • RT 48 to RT 48.6 – Nursing assessment, diagnostic techniques. Patient monitoring.
      • RT 51 – Handbooks, manuals, etc.
      • RT 62 – Practical nursing.
      • RT 68 – Mathematics for nurses. Statistical methods.
      • RT 73.7 – Evaluation testing, entrance exams, etc.
      • RT 82 – Nursing as a profession; nursing careers.
      • RT 84 – Nurses’ aides.
      • RT 85 – Nursing ethics.
      • RT 89 to RT 120 – Specialties in nursing
        • RT 90.7 – Pediatric, geriatric, obstetrical, etc.
    • QR 46 – Medical microbiology (microbiology for nurses).

Selected Books in the Library

  • Magill’s Medical Guide, 7th Edition, in 5 volumes.
    Call number: RC 41 .M34 2014 REF; also available online from Salem Health (login required off campus)
  • McGraw Hill’s Nursing School Entrance Exams, includes NLN PAX-RN, NET, TEAS, and more.
    Call number: RT 73.7 .E88 2012
  • Mosby’s Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 6th Edition.
    Call number: R 121 .M89 2002 REF
  • New Nurse’s Survival Guide
    Call number: RT 41 .C43 2010
  • Oxford handbooks in nursing: (search the catalog for series “Oxford handbooks in nursing” to find other titles)
    • Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing
      Call number: RT 51 .O936 2009
    • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children’s and Young People’s Nursing
      Call number: RJ 245 .O94 2012
    • Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People
      Call number: RC 954 .O94 2009
    • Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, 2nd Edition.
      Call number: RM 301 .12 .B43 2011
  • Practical Problems in Mathematics for Health Occupations, 2nd Edition.
    Call number: RT 68 .S56 2005
  • Your Career in Nursing, 6th Edition.
    Call number: RT 82 .V34 2011
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  • American Nurses Association, the professional organization for nurses, offers information on careers, practice, ethics, etc., membership may be required for certain resources.
  • The Campaign for Nursing’s Future, from Johnson and Johnson, this site offers information on getting started in nursing as well as resources for current nurses.
  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S,” providing innumerable information and data.
  • Explore HEALTH Careers, “is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website that gives students (and educators) a reliable, comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions.”
  • See more Health and Nutrition Resources on our Free Online Resources and Tools page.
  • HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration, “an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity.” It provides information on grants, data and statistics, public health issues and more.
  • Science.gov “searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.” Includes topics in health, medicine, and more.
  • Student Nurse Journey, offers numerous resources for student nurses in various formats; while many resources are free to use, some, such as reviews and tutoring for licensure exams may be for a fee.

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