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Nursing: Finding Books

Nursing Call Numbers

R       Medicine (General)
         729.5N87    Nurse-physician joint practice
RA    Public Aspects of Medicine
         421            Public health/Hygiene/Preventive medicine
RB    Pathology
RC    Internal Medicine
          71            Examination. Diagnosis
          266          Cancer nursing
          311.8       Tuberculosis nursing
          350.5       Neurological nursing
          440          Psychiatric nursing
          674          Cardiovascular disease nursing 
          735.5       Respiratory disease nursing
          954          Geriatric nursing
          966          Industrial nursing
          1097        Aviation nursing
RD    Surgery
          91           Asepsis and antisepsis
          99           Surgical nursing
          596         Neurosurgical nursing
RE    Ophthalmology
          88            Ophthalmic nursing
RF    Otorhinolaryngology
RG    Gynecology and Obstetrics
          105          Gynecological nursing
          133          Conception/Artificial insemination/Contraception 
          940          Maternal care. Prenatal care service
          951          Maternity nursing. Obstetrical nursing
RJ    Pediatrics
          50            Examination. Diagnosis
          101          Child health. Child health services.
          245          Pediatric nursing
          247          School nursing
RK   Dentistry
          60.5          Dental nursing
RL    Dermatology
          125           Dermatologic nursing
RM  Therapeutics. Pharmacology
          125           Therapeutics/materia medica for nurses
          214           Diet therapy
          700           Physical therapy for nurses
RS    Pharmacy and Materia Medica
RT    Nursing
          48             Nursing assessment
          48.5          Diagnostic techniques. Laboratory tests
          48.6          Nursing diagnosis
          49             Nursing care plans
          49             Nursing records.Charting
          49.5          Computer applications
          55             Problems, exercises, examinations
          65             Medicine and surgery for nurses
          74.7          Preceptorships in nursing education
          75             Graduate nursing education
          76             Continuing nursing education 
          81.5          Research. Experimentation
          82             Nursing as a profession 
          82.8          Nurse practitioners
          84.5          Philosophy of nursing.  Nursing models
          85             Nursing ethics
          85.2          Religious aspects
          85.5          Standards for care
          86.3          Nurse and patient
          86.54        Transcultural nursing
          86.7          Practice of nursing. Economics
          87.N87       Nutritional care. Feeding patients
          87.P35       Pain
          89             Nursing administration
          90             Teaching. Patient teaching. Nursing edu
          90.3          Health Promotion. Health education
          97             Public health nursing
          98             Community health nursing
          120.C45     Chronic diseases
          120.E4       Emergency nursing
          120.F34     Family nursing
          120.H65     Home nursing
          120.I5       Intensive care
          120.L64     Long-term care facilities
          120.O9      Outpatient facilities
          120.R4       Rehabilitation
RV    Botanic, Thomsonian, and Eclectic Medicine
RX    Homeopathy
RZ    Other Systems of Medicine

Search for Books & More in the Library:

Use the Library Catalog to search for print resources, multimedia resources, and ebooks. The Library Catalog also provides location and availability details. Use quotation marks for "phrase searching"

Study guides for the NCLEX-RN are also available.

Instead of just typing Nursing you should consider also using the following subject terms:

  • Nursing
  • Communication in Nursing
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Health Planning
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Human Physiology
  • National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses [used for NCLEX-RN]
  • Nurse Administrators
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nursing Care Plans
  • Pharmacology
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Wounds and Injuries

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