Nursing Reference Center is the premier evidence-based information resource designed specifically for nurses. With Nursing Reference Center,nurses can get answers to questions quickly, strengthen their nursing skills, and read full-text journal articles anytime, and anywhere.
Nursing Reference Center Supports Education Initiatives
Nursing Reference Center™ is committed to educating nurses about evidence-based medicine and nursing best practices. As a part of that effort Nursing Reference Center focuses on ensuring that staff nurses, nurse educators, nursing residents, and nursing students have quick and easy access to the most current information to provide the best care possible to their patients.
Nursing Reference Center provides staff nurses and nurse educators with a resource that supports education goals, encourages residents and students to access the original research, and provides options for patient care while preserving and supporting the essential learning opportunities that educators want to provide.
Nursing Reference Center includes content that rounds out nursing curriculum
Nursing Reference Center provides nurses with evidence-based resources that they can access for quick reference at the point-of-care including:
- Quick Lessons that provide disease and condition overviews that map to the nursing workflow
- Evidence-Based Care Sheets that provide summaries of what is known about a disease or condition and the best treatment options
- Nursing Cultural Competencies that provide information on how to treat patients from diverse cultures
- Patient education handouts
- Point-of-care drug information
Continuing Education for Nurses
NRC provides continuing educational modules containing course material, an interactive review, a module evaluation and a competency test with a certificate of completion. Nurses who successfully complete the module exam can obtain CEUs. Continuing education modules found in NRC, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, and CINAHL Plus are created by Cinahl Information Systems, an accredited continuing education provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC, accredited with distinction) and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Resources to Improve Nursing Skills
Nurses can strengthen their nursing skills with the Nursing Practice and Skill Documents which provide an overview of a procedure or skill, desired outcome, facts and figures, step-by-step instructions and more. These resources help nurses develop nursing competency skills, critical thinking skills and communication skills. Nurse managers can use the corresponding Skill Competency Checklist to assess a nurse’s competency in the desired skill.
Integrates with Electronic Medical Records
Nursing Reference Center can be integrated into a hospital’s EMR system, or intranet, to save time and streamline workflow. Nurses can quickly access evidence-based point-of-care resources while viewing a patient’s medical record, and can link from documents within their EMR system directly to NRC resources.