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Nursing - Bloomington

NurseWelcome to the Nursing Library Guide!

Explore this Library Guide to find peer reviewed research, medical references, nursing care plans, practice tests and study guides for the NCLEX, and more!

Print Resources

Library shelves full of books

The main book collection is located on the tall shelves in the back of the Library. Reference books and Health Division books are interfiled in this collection along side other non-fiction items. This system keeps all the books on the same topic together.

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Online Videos and Reference Sources

The Ivy Tech Library has resources on Transcultural Nursing, health-related streaming videos, and a variety of medical reference sources such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Documentation and APA Style

Research papers and other written projects for your nursing classes should be done in APA style.

Online Journals

Full-text articles in professional and academic health journals are available from several library databases such as EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and Gale. 


There are several websites that are acceptable for nursing students.  One of the most popular is Medscape.

NCLEX Practice and Study

Library shelves full of books

After graduation, you will need to pass the National Council Licensure Examination, also known as the NCLEX, which is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.