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This guide provides quick access to quality resources relevant to Practical Nursing

Films on Demand Nursing Collection

Elsevier Clinical Nursing Skills Videos (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced)

Featured Books

Nursing 2024 Drug Handbook®
Mosby's Prep Guide for the Canadian PN Exam
Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care
The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders
2022 Nurse's Drug Handbook
The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
Nursing Skills in Supporting Mobility
Fast Facts about LGBTQ+ Care for Nurses: How to Deliver Culturally Competent and Inclusive Care
Journey Across the Life Span
Nursing Skills in Safety and Protection
Bodies and Barriers: Queer activists on health
Indigenous Peoples and Dementia: New Understandings of Memory Loss and Memory Care
An Introduction to Indigenous Health and Healthcare in Canada
Self-Care for New and Student Nurses
Unfolding Health Assessment Case Studies for the Student Nurse
Indigenous Health and Wellbeing.
Clinicians Guide to Lgbtqia+ Care: Cultural Safety and Social Justice in Primary, Sexual, and Reproductive Healthcare
Clinical Nursing Calculations
Auscultation skills breath & heart sounds
Let's Talk Vaccines: A Clinician's Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives
Understanding Anatomy and Physiology : A Visual, Auditory, Interactive Approach
Nursing Care Plans: Guidelines for Individualizing Client Care Across the Life Span
Teaching cultural competence in nursing and health care : inquiry, action, and innovation
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
Nursing Beyond the Bedside
Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide
Handbook of Rural Aging
LGBTQ Cultures: What health care professionals need to know about sexual and gender diversity
Disability As Diversity:  Developing Cultural Competence
Communication and Community Engagement in Disease Outbreaks : Dealing with Rights, Culture, Complexity and Context

Featured Resources


Alzheimer Journey - Video Series

Alzheimer Journey Series

The Alzheimer Journey is a resource for family caregivers. It consists of three videos that follow the three stages of Alzheimer's disease and a fourth video that explains how brain function is affected.  This series includes 4 modules: 1) The Road Ahead; 2) On the Road; 3) At the Crossroads; 4) Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease


Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Library Services

While you are on your clinical placement you can access the library at any NSHA location.  To find out the location of your local hospital check out the Locations & Hours Tab. 

Collections & Resources - this lists the available databases, journals, and resources for NSHA employees, including patient pamphlets, education guides & skill guides.

Staff Directory - Find out who your local library staff are here!