Collection Development Policy

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Nursing,  School of   (College of Behavioral and Health Sciences)  
Librarian Liaison: Christina Chester-Fangman
Faculty Representative:
Prof. Kim French

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level:  Desired level is B=Research

Purpose/ 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-

Geographical Areas: United States, South America

Noted Publishers: Wiley  ; American Association of Colleges of Nursing; American Nurses Association; Lippincott; Login Medical Bookstore; McGraw-Hill ;Rittenhouse; Majors

Reviews:   Barnes & Noble ; Books In Print

Material Formats Collected: monographs & videos

Material Formats Excluded:  workbooks and consumables, 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:   

Subject/Format 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 (RT69-73)
  • 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:  allied health, Biology, Health & Human performance 

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:   

Other Considerations:


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