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Nursing Collection Development Policy

School of Nursing
Library Liaison: Ross Bowron
Faculty Representative: Dr. Kim French

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level is B=Research

Purpose and program description: The School of Nursing program prepares the beginning professional nurse generalist.. Graduates are educated to utilize the nursing process in a variety of settings and have an academic base for future specialization as a teacher, clinician, administrator or researcher.

Collection Development Plan

Targeted Areas: mental health and community

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: C=1961-present

Dates of Publication: 2011-present

Geographical Areas: United States, South America

Noted Publishers: Wiley; American Association of Colleges of Nursing; American Nurses Associationand; McGraw Hill Education; Wolters Kluwer; Login Medical Bookstore; Rittenhouse; and Majors

Review Sources: Barnes & Noble; Books in Print

Material Formats Collected: monographs and videos

Material Formats Excluded: workbooks, textbooks, review copies, computer software, instructional software, books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

Other General Considerations: The collection includes medically related subjects as well as specialized areas of nursing such as pediatrics, geriatrics, cancer, cardiovascular, gynecologic, obstetric, psychiatric, surgical, etc.

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses: The following areas need be to raised to study: General music, instrumental, orchestral music, literature of music, libretto bib., history & criticism Including vocal, orchestral, instrumental and juvenile literature.

LC Subject Subdivisions: General Nursing: RT1-120

  • Nurses and Nursing (RT1-20)
  • Communication in nursing (RT21-29)
  • History & biography (RT31-37)
  • General Works. Instruments. records. charting. hygiene. mathematics (RT40-RT68 Textbooks. study and teaching (69-73)
  • Nursing Education. Ethics. Psychology of Nursing. (RT74-RT86)
  • Specialties in Nursing. Teaching. Communicable Diseases, community, health, institutional and industrial. private duty, etc. (RT87-RT108)
  • United States, general works. Other special types of nursing. (RT116-120)

Related Subject Areas: N/A

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: N/A

Other Considerations: N/A

Date Prepared: 9/2002; Last Updated: 8/2013