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Nursing Collection Development Guidelines: Collection Development Plan

Nursing Collection Development Plan

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.

Accrediting body:

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Overall Collecting Level Desired:

4: Research Level (see description of collecting levels)

Target Areas:

  • Pediatrics Nursing
  • Geriatrics Nursing
  • Cancer Nursing
  • Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Gynecologic & Obstetric Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Community Health
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Research

Focus Areas:

  • TBD

Related Subject Areas

  • Allied Health
  • Health and Human Performance
  • Psychology



Geographical Emphasis:

United States, South America

Chronological Emphasis:

From 1961 - 

Noted Publishers:

Wolters Kluwer Health, Springer, Elsevier

Preferred Dates of Publication:

From 2011 - present

Types of Resources:

Monographs, handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, anthologies, videos; textbooks may be considered for information not readily obtainable elsewhere

Notes and Other Considerations:


Review Sources:

Doody's Core TitlesChoice Reviews Online

Collection Levels by LC Subject Subdivisions

LC Subject Subdivisions
Call # Ranges Subject Collection Level
RT1-120 General Nursing  
RT1-20  Nurses and Nursing 3
RT21-29 Communication in nursing 3
RT31-37 History & biography 1
RT40-RT68 General Works. Instruments. records. charting. hygiene. mathematics  2
RT69-RT73 Textbooks. study and teaching 2
RT74-RT86 Nursing Education. Ethics. Psychology of Nursing. 3
RT87-RT108 Specialties in Nursing. Teaching. Communicable Diseases, community, health, institutional and industrial. private duty, etc. 3
RT116-120 United States, general works. Other special types of nursing.  2


Contact Information

School of Nursing

Subject Librarian:
Ross Bowron

Faculty Representative:
Dr. Grace Moodt

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Health Sciences Liaison

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Ross Bowron
Office: Library 220, Main Floor
Phone: 931.221.7381

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