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Hubs & Repositories of Open and Zero-Cost Nursing Materials

  • Nursing OER Library from the University of California
    A variety of open materials related to Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Collection of Nursing OER from George Washington University
    A variety of open Nursing materials, including modules on medical terminology, medical administration, nurses on the frontline, and more.
  • Nursing Materials from MERLOT
    A variety of Nursing OER. Filter search results by using the filter panel on the left-hand side of your screen.
  • PubMed Central
    “PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).”
  • Health and Medicine Division (National Academies)
    “The Health and Medicine Division (HMD) is a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies). The National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. The Academies operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln.”

Open Textbooks

  • Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know
    Authored by Dr. Susan Lowey, professor of Community Health Nursing and Nursing Research at SUNY, Brockport. “The purpose of this textbook is to provide an indepth look at death and dying in this country, including the vital role of the nurse in assisting patients and families along the journey towards the end of life.”
  • Foundations for Assisting in Home Care (SUNY)
    By Kimberly B. McLain, Andrea C. Wade and Erin O’Hara-Leslie. “This text provides the background necessary to begin working toward a career in the home care field as either a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide”
  • Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing
    This textbook may be too advanced for the community college level and is focused on Canadian healthcare, but it may contain relevant information for some courses dealing with leadership challenges in the profession.

Additional OER

  • Active Listening: Developing Skills for Patient Advocacy in Health Care (Kingsborough Community College)
    Lecture/presentation by Dina Limandri, CUNY Kingsborough Community College.
  • BMC Nursing Open Journal
    “BMC Nursing is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of nursing research, training, education and practice.”
  • ARISE Simulations (Chippewa Valley Technical College)

    “Augmented Reality is an enhanced version of reality created with the use of technology. For the purposes of this project a media image, video, or sound is overlaid into the learning environment to provide a more authentic and immersive learning experience for participants. All components are focused on patient-centered care using scenarios across storylines, and lead to the transfer of knowledge/skills/attitudes to real-world experience.”
  • Open RN (blog)
  • Open RN (Youtube)


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