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Electronic and print resources for all areas of nursing.

Evidence-Based Care Sheets

CINAHL and Nursing Reference Center both offer Evidence-Based Care Sheets providing overviews for a variety of health issues. These care sheets are written for healthcare providers. Locate these by clicking on "Evidence-Based Care Sheets" on the top bar. An alphabetical list of topics appears, click the box to the left of your topic, then near the top of the screen, click the Search button (not the Browse button).

Using CINAHL for Nursing Care Plan Articles

Tips for using CINAHL:

  • Use either of these CINAHL Headings: Nursing Care Plans or Patient Care Plans
  • Do an Author search for articles written by a specific author
  • To narrow down your search, combine one subject heading with another subject heading

CINAHL tutorials are available to assist you with basic searching, advanced searching, or searching with CINAHL subject headings.

Care Planning eBooks

Selected Print Books

All-in-one care planning resource: medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity, psychiatric nursing care plans (3rd ed.)  Edited by Swearingen, P. L. Perm Reserves WY 100 A437 2012


Lippincott’s manual of psychiatric nursing care plans (8th ed.) Schultz, J.M. & Videbeck, S.L.  WY 49 S389L 2009


Maternal newborn nursing care plans. Green, C.J. & Wilkinson, J.M.  WY 157.3 G795m 2004


Nursing care plans: nursing diagnosis and intervention (5th ed.) Gulanick, M. ... [et al.] WY 49 N9743 2003


Nursing diagnoses in psychiatric nursing: care plans and psychotropic medications (7th ed.) Townsend, M.C. WY 39 T749n 2008


Nursing diagnosis handbook: an evidence-based guide to planning care (9th ed.) Ackley, B.J. & Ladwig, G.B. WY 49 N9745 2011


Ulrich & Canale’s nursing care planning guides: prioritization, delegation, and critical thinking (7th ed.) Haugen, N. & Galura, S. WY 100.1 H371u 2011

Understanding the nursing process: concept mapping and care planning for students. Carpenito-Moyet, L.J. WY 100.4 C294u 2007 

Web Resources

Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Plan, NCI Community Cancer Center Program

List of Nursing Care Plans, Nursing Crib

RN Central Care Plan Samples, RN