If you are studying the Diploma of Nursing, the ANMF library have developed resource guides with links to articles, tutorials and guides to assist you.
Here are five resources developed by the librarians to assist you with your studies and transition to practice.
- CINAHL and ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health tutorials – CINAHL and ProQuest are key nursing databases allowing members to search across a huge number of relevant journals. These tutorials will assist you on how to access it.
- Self-care and well-being library resource guide – books, articles, podcasts and videos that are focused on supporting self-care and wellbeing in the workplace. This would be useful as you adjust to the demands of your course, clinical placements, etc.
- Reading about the experiences of other nurses and other clinicians – we have a range of books by nurses and other medical professions that bring together years of experience and insight in their memoir, biography, and other narratives. Titles include:
- The shift: one nurse, twelve hours, four patients’ lives by Theresa Brown
- How to treat people: a nurse’s notes by Molly Case
- Dear life: a doctor’s story of love and loss by Rachel Clarke
- Lowitja: the authorised biography of Lowitja O’Donoghue by Stuart Rintoul
- The courage to care: a call for compassion by Christie Watson
- Preparing for working life: career development guide – this guide aims to support students and working members with developing their nursing and midwifery career. Includes relevant books in the library (including the highly recommended Cracking the nursing interview) as well as resources on job applications, resumes/CVs, career transition, and grants and scholarships.
- Becoming engaged and informed about the workplace – we have some great general resources that support members become more active and engaged in their workplace. This includes resources on climate change and public health, social justice and activism, and the role of unions.