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Fall 2021 Updates
Learning Commons spaces are open to students enrolled in fall and spring classes. ALL students & staff on campus are required to wear a mask. For more information, please see thepage.
The State Board of Nursing protects the health and safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the licensure/certification and regulation of the practice of professional and practical nursing and dietetics-nutrition by registered nurses, practical nurses, certified registered nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, dietitian-nutritionists, and graduate nurses.
The Pennsylvania League for Nursing fosters the development of quality nursing education to meet the health care delivery needs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Finding information online
When searching for healthcare and health-related information online, it can be difficult to determine if the information that turns up from a web search through a service like Google is accurate and useful. When looking at information from sources like these, keep the following in mind:
Who wrote this information? Are they a good source? What can you learn about them?
Who published this information? What is their interest in the topic?
What sources of information do does the author(s) use? Are they listed? Linked? Are they also high quality sources?
Does this information agree with other reputable sources?
What evidence is provided to back up claims?
When was the information published? Has anything changed since then?
Do the links on the page still work? Is the information that is supposed to be there still there?
Why was this information published? Is it to inform, teach, persuade, advertise, or entertain?
Are their ads on the page? What type of ads are they?
From the CDC, NCHS provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages. Also see the CDC's data and statistics hub
AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the oldest women's health care organization in the U.S. ACNM is the professional association that represents Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives in the United States.
The mission of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) is to advance nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for individuals with kidney disease through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 million registered nurses. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. Founded in 1896, and with members in all 50 states and U.S. territories, ANA is the strongest voice for the profession.
The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists exists to enhance and promote the unique, high value contribution of the clinical nurse specialist to the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities, and to promote and advance the practice of nursing.
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 37,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing.
Student Nurse Journey gathers clinical resources and assist with critical thinking. It also allows nursing students to come together to share their knowledge, thoughts, ideas, stories, and support of one another as future nurses.