General Nursing Sites A Nursing Community for Nurses
A comprehensive site with a directory of nursing websites and links to information for many nursing specialties. Register to get full access. You may join the online discussion forums and/or subscribe to the free electronic nursing newsletter Nurse-zine.
Intute: Nursing, Midwifery, and Allied Health
A free online service that provides access to the very best web resources for education and research. The resources are evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists.
Martindale's Virtual Nursing Center
The Virtual Nursing Center has links to many nursing resources including evidence-based guidelines, nurses' online courses and tutorials, electronic nursing journals, interactive case studies, etc. This is part of Martindale's Health Science Guide which has a wealth of health-related resources.
Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use - A Web Sampler of Resources for Nursing Professionals
From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).
Nursing Theory Page
A collaborative effort to develop a collection of resources about nursing theories from around the world.
Nursing Theory Page from NurseScribe
This Nursing Theory page has information on early nurse theorists as well as several nursing models (e.g., Energy Field Models, Interaction Models, Self-Care Models, etc.).
RN Central is a website where nurses can enjoy themselves, support each other, and find important information about the profession. Nursing Resources
Staff is educators and students in the allied health and nursing fields. This site has links to a wide variety of information for nursing students and educators such as schools offering nursing programs, dictionaries, and fun and games.
Selected Nursing Web Sites
A current and nicely organized wiki compiled by a group of librarians at the Health Sciences Library at University of Buffalo (State University of New York).

Directories and Other Reference Sources
Alphabetical List of Specific Diseases/Disorders
A comprehensive directory from the Karolinska Institutet Library in Sweden about diseases and conditions.
Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
This resource from MedlinePlus brings together information on drugs, herbs, and supplements.
Hardin M.D. - Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
Hardin M.D. is a "directory of directories" produced by the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. Its purpose is to provide easy access to comprehensive resource lists in health-related subjects. It includes subject links to sites such as MedWeb, Yahoo, and other sites.
Health Information
A rich source of information on a variety of consumer health topics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You can either browse health categories or the list of health topics.
MedTerms Medical Dictionary
MedTerms online medical dictionary is the medical reference for MedicineNet.Com with easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms.

Government Resources

Local Government
Broward County Health Department
Health information, services, and emergency operations information.
Miami-Dade County Health Department
Comprehensive medical information including health topics, flu, health resources, and community programs.

State Government
Florida Board of Nursing
Contact information, license requirements, application information, fees, and medical information for nurses and nursing assistants for the State of Florida.
Florida Department of Health
Comprehensive healthcare website from the state of Florida. The A-Z Topics includes links to medical topics and healthcare issues
Florida Emergency Nurses Association
Florida's chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association.
Florida Nurses Association
To serve and support all registered nurses through professional development, advocacy, and the promotion of excellence at every level of professional nursing practice. The only state organization that advocates for nurses regardless of nursing specialty or practice setting.
Florida State Agency Listing
A comprehensive database of Florida’s service agencies; the site includes links to health, courts, transportation, family services, and much more.

Federal Government
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. The CDC publishes many important journals such as Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Emerging Infectious Diseases.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH is comprised of 27 separate Institutes and Centers.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NINR supports and conducts clinical, basic, and research training of health and illness across the lifespan. The research focus encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, quality of life, health disparities, and end-of-life. NINR seeks to extend the nursing sciences by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, employing new technologies to research questions, improving research methods, and developing the scientists of the future.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Founded in 1946, UNICEF advocates and works for the protection of children's rights, to help the young meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is dedicated exclusively to children, works with other United Nations bodies, governments, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to lighten children's loads through community-based services in primary health care, basic education, and safe water and sanitation in developing countries.
WHO/OMS: World Health Organization
WHO's objective is the attainment of the highest possible level of health for everyone. WHO played a major role in the eradication of smallpox and is now striving to eradicate polio and many other infectious diseases. They also respond to epidemics and pandemics such as Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Pandemic (H1N1).

Nursing History
American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN)
This organization provides a Nursing History Primer and Bibliography of Historical Methodology. Additionally, the resources for the Nursing History section include recent publications and links to other related sites.
Center for the Study of Nursing History, University of Pennsylvania
The Center was established in 1985 to encourage and facilitate historical scholarship of health- care history and nursing in the United States.
National League for Nursing History
Timeline history of nursing.
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Online nursing school's page lists historical information on renowned nurses.

Nursing Informatics
American Nursing Informatics Association ANIA
Information, education, resources, and jobs.
Health Informatics World Wide: Nursing Informatics
Topics included on this comprehensive website include: Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Cognitive Science, Bioinformatics, Computer Based Training, Coding, Classification, Terminology, Computerized Clinical Guidelines, Consumer Health Informatics, Clinical Information Management, Dental Informatics, Decision Support Systems, Education and Training, Electronic Patient Records, Information Retrieval, Imaging, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Medical Language Processing, Nursing Informatics, Outcomes Assessment, Public Health Informatics, Signal processing, Standards, Social and Legal Issues, and Telemedicine.
This site offers various activities intended to assist nurses to develop Nursing Informatics knowledge, skills, and insights.
Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) is a free, international, professional, refereed publication that focuses on nursing informatics in all practice settings.

Nursing Research
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Especially useful categories include Research Findings, Quality and Patient Safety, and Data and Surveys.
Center for Research on Chronic Illness
This nursing research center specializes in chronic illness research.
CRISP - Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects
Searchable database of federally-funded biomedical research projects being conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions.
Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center
Organized into the Administrative Core, Regional Training Core, Research Translation and Dissemination Core, and Research Methods Core, the GNIRC leads a variety of initiatives providing opportunities that lead to research that will improve the quality of life for older people.
National Institute of Nursing Research
A component of the National Institutes of Health. Supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span. Provides information on legislative activities, research programs, highlights of current nursing research and future plans, and has an online research training course.

The Ultimate Guide to Nursing Theory

The Ultimate Guide to Nursing Theory is an article focusing on guiding students through the basics of nursing theory, as well as providing them with useful resources on nursing theory.



Professional Societies and Organizations
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
The official website from AANP provides resources for nurse practitioners, the healthcare community and consumers. It contains information on professional development, conferences, certification programs, legislation, practice, research, and education.
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
Provides a framework for male nurses to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
AACN provides services for America's baccalaureate and higher-degree nursing education programs. The website covers education, research, and governmental advocacy, databank, and publications for establishing quality standards for American nursing education.
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the world's largest specialty nursing association.
American Association of Managed Care Nurses
The AAMCN is a non-profit membership association of Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Case Managers who are associated with managed healthcare organizations across the country. The AAMCN is dedicated to helping nurses become successful through education, research, communication, and networking.
American College of Nurse Midwives
Founded in 1955, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) provides research, accredits nurse-midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress.
American College of Nurse Practitioners
Founded in 1993, the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is a national non-profit membership organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The ACNP is focused on advocacy and keeping members current on legislative, regulatory, and clinical practice issues.
American Holistic Nurses Association
The purpose of the AHNA is to renew and enhance the art of nurturing and caring for the whole person. The AHNA serves as a bridge between the traditional medical paradigm and universal complementary and alternative healing practices.
American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 2.9 million Registered Nurses. Provides comprehensive information about services, nursing issues, programs, and networking opportunities to advance the nursing profession.
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
The site provides services, products, and networking opportunities to assist perioperative registered nurses in advancing their careers.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association provides leadership to promote psychiatric-mental health nursing. Additionally, to improve mental healthcare for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities and to shape health policy for the delivery of mental health services.
American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world; it represents more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. The Association and its members have been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health since 1872.
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is a nonprofit professional nursing organization committed to fostering the individual and collective professional development of nurses involved in the delivery of healthcare to persons infected or affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and to promoting the health, welfare, and rights of all HIV infected persons. Founded in 1987, ANAC seeks to meet the needs of nurses in HIV/AIDS care, research, prevention, and policy.
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) serves the unique needs of nurses specializing in the care of women and newborns. Members include neonatal nurses, APRNs, women's health nurses, OB/GYN and labor and delivery nurses, nurse scientists, childbirth educators, and nurse practitioners.
Florida Board of Nursing
Contact information, license requirements, application information, fees, and medical information for nurses and nursing assistants for the State of Florida.
Florida Emergency Nurses Association
Florida's chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association.
Florida Nurses Association
To serve and support all registered nurses through professional development, advocacy, and the promotion of excellence at every level of professional nursing practice. The only state organization that advocates for nurses regardless of nursing specialty or practice setting.
Florida State Agency Listing
A comprehensive database of Florida’s service agencies including health, courts, transportation, and family services.
For RN Students
This site provides extensive nursing resources put together by nursing educators and
students from nursing and allied health fields.
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
The purpose of the HNPA is to exchange information, experiences, and ideas, to promote understanding of the specialties of hospice and palliative nursing, and to study and promote hospice and palliative nursing research.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
The purpose of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing. NCSBN has developed two licensure examinations used by its Member Boards to test the entry-level nursing competence of candidates for licensure as registered nurses and as licensed practical/vocational nurses.
National League For Nursing
The National League for Nursing advances quality nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment.
National Student Nurses’ Association
NSNA website provides resources and services for students to prepare for initial licensing as registered nurses. Links to career opportunities.
Nursing Center
The Nursing Center provides the latest articles from the leading nursing journals, CE activities, job opportunities,- and much more.
Nursing and Nursing Research
Websites listed by Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. Special features include free articles on nursing from PubMed, care plans, and case studies.
Nursing Theory Page
This website, sponsored by University of San Diego, contains useful links about nursing theories, nursing models, and discussion forums.
Oncology Nursing Society
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of more than 37,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing. The overall mission of ONS is to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Government information on nursing, including nature of the work, working conditions,
employment, training, qualifications, advancement, job outlook, earnings, and additional information.
Virtual Nursing Center
Provides nursing resources including nursing journals, CE opportunities, interactive courses, databases, tutorials, nursing practice, nursing procedures and cases, clinical and physical examinations, clinical cases and grand rounds.
Yahoo! Health: Nursing Organizations
An extensive listing of professional associations / organizations in nursing from Yahoo.Com.

Statistical Sources
Administration on Aging: Aging Statistics
The Administration on Aging's statistical information section is designed for Older Americans and their families as well as those concerned with providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.
From the Centers for Disease Control, CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging On-line Data for Epidemiologic Research) provides a single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and even numeric public health data. You may access statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials, reports and guidelines on health-related topics. You can also query numeric data sets on the CDC's mainframe and other computers, via "fill-in-the blank" web pages. Public-use data sets about mortality (deaths), cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, TB, natality (births), census data and many other topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed.
Florida Department of Health Services - Public Health Services
This site includes a list of each county Public Health Services Department in Florida, vital statistics, and information on obtaining birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates.
Check whether a doctor is licensed in the State of Florida and if the person has been sanctioned by the Medical Board.
Florida Health Finder
Click Search by Facility Type / Location to get a list of Florida health care facilities. Click Search by Proximity to find facilities closest to your home.
ChildStats: Website of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
America's Children reports since 1997 are available as well as Data Sources / Contacts where you can get statistics related to the health of children.
County and City Data Book
Data for all U.S. states, counties, and cities with a population of 25,000 or more. It contains additional data for places with a population of 100,000 or more. Also included is a complete set of state maps showing all counties, places of 25,000 or more population, and metropolitan areas. Topical areas include age, agriculture, births, business establishments, climate, construction, crime, deaths, earnings, education, elections, employment, finance, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufactures, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, social services, and water use. Data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical bureaus, governmental administrative, regulatory agencies, and private research bodies.
Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics
More than 100 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of the statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.
Florida Department of Health
Comprehensive healthcare information website from the State of Florida.
Measure DHS: Demographic and Health Surveys
DHS provides decision-makers with information necessary to plan, monitor, and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. In addition, DHS plays a major role in furthering international understanding of global population and health trends. Publications may be searched, or you may browse publications by country, publication type, and / or topic.
National Center for Health Statistics
The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The current edition as well as past editions (back to 1878) of this standard reference source are available on-line.
Statistical Agencies (International)
From the U.S. Census Bureau, this site contains links to statistical agencies for many countries of the world.
U.S. Census Bureau
For statistics related to population, housing, and the economy in the United States.
USA Counties
USA Counties, from the Census Bureau, compiles useful demographic, economic, and governmental information spanning several years and sources for county comparisons and profiles.
UNICEF Statistics and Monitoring
This introductory page explains how UNICEF monitors the situation of women and children. There is a link to which provides access to all of UNICEF’s statistical information. Tables from The State of the World’s Children and Progress for Children are available for all countries and include data on basic indicators, mortality and health, nutrition-related indicators, water and sanitation, and education information.
United States Department of Health and Human Services
The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) annual report on the health status of the United States and trends in health statistics. Previous editions dating back to 1975 are also available.
The World Health Organization's guide to health and health-related statistical information. This site has many sources of global health data including the Weekly Epidemiological Record.

Special Topics in Nursing

AIDSLINE through PubMed (1980- )
A subset of PubMed. AIDSLINE includes citations to the literature covering research, clinical aspects, and health policy issues related to AIDS/HIV.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV/ AIDS
From the Centers for Disease Control, this website has a lot of information on prevention and control of HIV/AIDS. Includes downloadable slide sets, an index of HIV/AIDS related morbidity and mortality reports (1981-Present), research, and more.
Florida Department of Health - Bureau of HIV / AIDS and Hepatitis
Information on AIDS in Florida including legislation, statistics, epidemiology, prevention, testing, and treatment.
JAMA and Archives HIV/AIDS Collection
The Journal of the American Medical Association maintains this easy-to-use, peer-reviewed collection of resources on HIV/AIDS.
Miami-Dade County Health Department
Local information including HIV prevention, education, patient care, counseling, testing, and community planning.
UNAIDS: The Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS
The main advocate for global action on HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS leads, strengthens, and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing the transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.

Community/Public Health Nursing
American Public Health Association
The oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world. The group represents more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. The Association and its members have been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health since 1872.
Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States
This report, dated from 2000, from the Committee on the Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, provides an important background on the pathology of tuberculosis, its history, status in the U.S., and the public and private response.
Journal of Community Nursing (JCN)
Published in Surrey, England. A peer reviewed community journal that promotes excellence in healthcare practice. Full text articles. You will need to register to view the articles.
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.
Smoking and Health Resource Library
The focus of this database is on the scientific, medical, technical, policy, behavioral, legal, and historical literature related to smoking and tobacco use, and its effect on health. Contains abstracts of journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings and conference papers, government documents, policy, legal documents, editorials, letters, and comments on articles.
Tobacco Control Archives
To collect, preserve, and provide access to papers, unpublished documents, and electronic resources relevant to tobacco control issues.

Pronunciation of Medical Terminology
Nursing Abbreviations
From RN Nursing Resources.
Lab Tests Online
Common medical lab tests.

On the Lighter Side
Nursing Fun
This page provides links to many humorous looks at nursing. Includes cartoons, jokes, Murphy's Law for Nurses, limericks, games, etc.
Nurstoon Nursing Humor Cartoons
This site has links to some very funny cartoons. Scroll down the screen to see the entire list of cartoons available.
Nurse Directories on: The Nurse Friendly Humorous, Funny Nursing and Medical, Terminology Links
For when you need a laugh to ease the tension of studying.