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Nursing Program Playbook

About this Playbook

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This playbook contains resources for students in PVCC's nursing program. For information about the program, please visit the program's page. For help with any of  the materials on this playbook, or to book a consultation, please contact reference@pvcc.edu.

 

 

Virtual Anatomy Models!

Do you need to use anatomy models? They're now available virtually! Check out the Visible Body database, linked below.

Books Available Online

You may need some e-books for some of your nursing classes. Two of them are:

  1. Vallerand, A.H., Sanoski, C.A., & Deglin, J.H. (2017). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (15th ed.).   F.A. Davis Company. 
  2. Van Leeuwen, A.M., & Bladh, M.L. (2015). Davis’s comprehensive handbook of laboratory & diagnostic tests with nursing implications (6th ed.). F.A. Davis Company.

To find these books and others, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to the Nursing Reference Center database
  • If prompted, log in with your MyPVCC ID and password
  • Click on the Practice Resources tab
  • Click on the book's cover

NOTE: E-books from databases are cited the same way as regular books.

Nursing textbooks

Nursing: a concept-based approach to learningHow to cite your textbooks

1. Citing the first two volumes together

Nursing: A concept-based approach to learning (3rd ed., vols. 1-2). (2019). Pearson.

2. Citing individual volumes

Nursing: A concept-based approach to learning (3rd ed., vol. 1). (2019). Pearson.

Nursing: A concept-based approach to learning (3rd ed., vol. 2). (2019). Pearson.

Callahan, B. (Ed.). (2019). Clinical nursing skills: A concept-based approach to learning (3rd ed., vol. 3). Pearson.

Parenthetical citations

Parenthetical citations for these books may vary depending on several factors. Contact your embedded librarian for help with specific citations.

Using these books in e-book format?

The citations for an e-book not from a database are the same as the regular citations, except you add the URL for the platform. See the example below.

Nursing: A concept-based approach to learning (3rd ed., vols. 1-2). (2019). Pearson. https://www.pearson.com/

Citing articles from Nursing Reference Center

screenshot of nursing reference center search

  • Select the article you want to read by clicking on its title.

screenshot of nursing reference center search results

  • Cite the article by using the information on the page. Follow the model below:

Last Name, Initials, & Last Name, Initials (Year). Title of article: Subtitle of article. Nursing Reference Center. https://www.permalinkURL

  • To find the permalink, click the Citation icon on the left hand side of the page.

screenshot of nursing reference center permalink location

  • The "citation"  area provides you with information you can use to cite; it does not show a preformatted citation.
  • Scroll down a bit until you see "Persistent link to this record (Permalink)." Use that link for your citation.

screenshot of nursing reference center permalink

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