Useful Web Sites


American Medical Association
: Main medical standard-setting organization in the US.

American Nurses Association: Labor organization for nurses. Surveys of working conditions and also the home of the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Educational consortium of nursing colleges. Has some information about the state of nursing education.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Profession organization; site contains some full text articles from their journals (Critical Care Nurse, American Journal of Critical Care).

American College of Nurse Midwives
: Professional nurse-midwifery association, with some information for professionals and patients.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing: Professional organization for nurses striving to provide health for women and newborns.

Statistics, descriptions and treatments for all types of cancers. From the NIH's National Cancer Institute.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
US government's lead public health organization.

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
A good meta-directory from Hardin library, University of Iowa.

: Links to US Government and other consumer health information, searchable by keyword.

Human Anatomy Online
: online charts for gross anatomy. Hover the cursor over structure to see their names.

Health on the Net: Images
Index links to images in the health sciences.

A site of patient information from the well-known medical center in Rochester, Minnesota.

Site with original ad linked information, on a variety of medical and nursing subjects. Requires a free registration.

Extensive web directory created by Drs. Hyun Joon Sohn and Su-Jung Park.

Merck & Co. Inc Second-largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and publishers of the Merck Manual of Medical Information

National Black Nurses Association
Professional nurses' association committed to improving the quality of life of persons who share the African American heritage and other ethnic groups.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Administers the NCLEX examination.

National League for Nursing
Major accrediting organization for nursing schools

National Student Nurses Association
Voluntary organization for nursing students.

National Library of Medicine The world's largest medical library, and host to the online medical journal index, Medline

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The Public Health Service's main research arm. A source for information on health research.

Occupational Outlook Handbook- Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses and Registered Nurses
From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a description and expected job outlook for these professions.

PubMed Central
On-line, full text archive of life sciences journals. From the National Library of Medicine.

RN Advocate Online resources for RNs, by RNs.

Wellness Web A directory of links to various subjects, from a "wellness" perspective, along with some uncritical information about alternative therapies.

Articles and Reports from Indexes and Databases

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature. Very limited full text. Via Ebsco.

Clinical Pharmacology
Concise, up-to-date information on prescription and OTC drugs.

EBSCO Health Source Plus
Another index of nursing journals and magazines.

Infotrac Health Reference Center Academic An index to nursing, medical, and dental periodicals, and some quick reference works.

E-Journals from Health Reference Center. Most recent articles listed first:

ProQuest Nursing Journals
. Many nursing, medical, and health titles indexed.

MedlinePlus A web directory from the National Library of Medicine aimed at providing information to patients and professionals alike.

Pub Med Online index from the National Library of Medicine. Very limited full text.