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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Nursing & Health Sciences Databases


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Reference Sources 


Nursing Theories

Browse our list of print and electronic books on nursing theories and models. 

Nursing Care Plans

Browse our list of print and electronic books on nursing care plans

Tests and Measures


Statistical Data 

Drugs and Pharmaceuticals

National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal

Advanced and consumer information on 68,655 drugs and biologicals from the National Library of Medicine. Search by drug name, class, or category. 


National Library of Medicine resource providing high quality information on marketed drugs, primarily label/package insert information. 

Davis' Drug Guide for Nurses

Contains the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan -- well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs. 


Laws and Legislation

California Nursing Practice Act with Regulations and Related Statutes 2016

The Nursing Practice Act (NPA) is the body of California law that mandates the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to set out the scope of practice and responsibilities for RNs.

ProQuest Legislative Insight

Legislative Insight offers a compilation of full text primary source publications that are produced as a bill moves through the legislative process on its way to becoming a law. Legislative Insight offers a research citation page that not only links to the full text of the associated primary source publications, but allows the user to do a Search Within the page to find the full text of all the associated publications. 


Use THOMAS to tracking legislation in Congress, perform legislative histories, locate recent Congressional documents full-text, determine Congressional committee membership and activities, and related information about Congress and the legislative process.

California Legislative Information

Status, history, votes, analyses, etc., of California legislation. Includes California Code.

Business, Management, and Multidisciplinary Sources


Nursing Assessment in Video

Nursing Assessment in Video provides access to a series of training videos from Medcom Trainex,  Each title provides hands-on demonstrations and step-by-step instructions in key assessment areas. 

Kanopy Videos

More than 700 streaming videos on topics including psych/mental health, spiritual nursing, and the Real Time Health Collection. 

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Dissertations and Evidenced Based Practice Projects

Find completed theses, dissertations, and DNP Projects, and learn about the USF institutional repository submission process. 

View past USF DNP projects

View theses, dissertations, and EBP projects from other institutions

Submit your work to the USF repository

Citing Sources 

APA Style from the Purdue OWL

Purdue Online Writing Lab's guide to APA. 

AMA Manual of Style

Style guide from the American Medical Association in electronic format.

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