If you are studying the Diploma of Nursing, the ANMF library have developed a series of resource guides with links to articles, tutorials and guides to assist you, including your units of competency.
Here are five resources developed by the librarians to assist you with your studies and transition to practice.
- CINAHL nursing database tutorial – CINAHL is the key nursing database allowing members to search across a huge number of relevant journals. This tutorial will assist you on how to access it.
- Self-care and well-being library resource guide – This guide includes books, articles, podcasts and videos that are focused on supporting self-care and wellbeing in the workplace. This would be useful for you 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 & doctors that bring together years of experience and insight in their memoir, biography, and other narratives. Titles include:
- The language of kindness: a nurse’s story by Christie Watson
- The shift: one nurse, twelve hours, four patients’ lives by Theresa Brown
- This is going to hurt: secret diaries of a junior doctor by Adam Kay
- Beyond the stethoscope: doctors’ stories of reclaiming hope, heart, and healing in medicine by Lucy Mayes
- 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 & public health (#2), activism and the role of unions (including Sally McManus’ fantastic new essay On Fairness).
The library staff are happy to assist you. If you wish to make an appointment to discuss your needs, please contact library staff.
You can also visit level 1, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne for assistance or to access to the computer lab (with printing, scanning and photocopying facilities), loan laptops and headphones