Sunday, July 5, 2020

NRC Plus - How to tell the difference between Nursing Procedures and Journal Articles?

Question: How do I know if I’m looking at a nursing procedure vs. a journal article in NRC Plus, and why should I care?

Answer: Nursing Reference Center Plus (NRC Plus) is an evidence-based point-of-care tool for nurses.   It offers always current, evidence-based Nursing Skills & Procedures (with competencies) along with evidence-based care sheets, drug info, patient education, and other content.  

NRC Plus includes the CINAHL Complete database as an easy way to search for journal articles, when you need to dig deeper.  That said, it’s important to understand what you’re looking at when you find “the perfect document” in NRC Plus, because journal articles may not be current or evidence-based.

Fortunately, NRC Plus gives several clues to help you decipher a nursing skill from a journal article.      

Read more in this step-by-step tutorial with screenshots. [pdf]

Learn more about NRC Plus:

Nursing Reference Center Plus Search Tips page

·         Helpful handouts, videos and tutorials for NRC Plus

·         Includes info about access NRC at home and via mobile devices

·         How to cite documents and reference content from NRC Plus.

This short 3-minute video is on the landing page for NRC – Plus under the Take a Tour link in the middle of the page. [Requires Flash].     Short, sweet and practical!

NRC Plus Takeaway Guide (1-page handout)

Questions or comments, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians: 

                     Michele Matucheski        Kellee Selden

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