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Government Departments

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information.


The CRC for Aboriginal Health is a collaborative research organisation that brings together Aboriginal organisations, research institutions and government agencies to deliver health-related programs to Aboriginal people.

Queensland Department of Health

Health topics, public health, environmental health & more

Nursing Research (Databases)


MIMS Online provides access to abbreviated and full medicines information, product images and consumer medicines information. As well as providing information for health professionals, it also provides information sheets for patients.  Subjects Nursing, midwifery, health, pharmacology, chemistry, oral health, paramedic, medical science, chiropractic

ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses

This resource is the full text of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Code of ethics 

Joanna Briggs Institute

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) brings together a range of practice-oriented research activities to improve the effectiveness of nursing practice and health care outcomes.


MSDS.COM.AU provides the Safety Data Sheets about chemical products (which may be a hazardous substance and/or dangerous goods) required for compliance with OH&S and legislative obligations related to the storage and handling of chemicals through the automated creation of chemical registers (inventories), Dangerous Goods manifests, risk assessments and other documentation required to be maintained.

Professional Organisations

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council

The ANMC is a peak body established in 1992 to facilitate a national approach to nursing and midwifery regulation

Useful sites

Nursing for nurses, an online nursing community

Drug Calculations [Flinders University]

This provides information to assist you with drug calculations.

Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

Created by a network of UK universities and partners, Intute provides access to evaluated education and research web resources, in the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions

Australian Nursing Federation

The ANF is the national union for nurses, midwives, assistants in nursing and students

Queensland Nurses Union

The QNU is an independent professional organisation that represents the interests of Queensland nurses in the health system, the workplace and the community

Royal College of Nursing, Australia

The RCNA is the nation's leading professional organisation representing nurses from all areas of practice throughout Australia.


    Useful texts

    ACORN standards for perioperative nursing : including nursing roles, guidelines, position statements - Australian College of Operating Room Nurses
    Call Number: RD32.3 .A87 (Reference)

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    Havard's nursing guide to drugs
    Call Number: RM301 .H38 2013
    ISBN: 9780729541411
    Publication Date: 2013

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    Law for nurses and midwives - Patricia Staunton and Mary Chiarella
    Call Number: RT15 .S82 2013
    ISBN: 9780729541022
    Publication Date: 2013

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    Lewis's medical-surgical nursing : assessment and management of clinical problems - edited by Diane Brown and Helen Edwards
    Call Number: RT 41. L48 2008
    ISBN: 9780729538015

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    Potter & Perry's fundamentals of nursing (Australian adaptation) - edited by Jackie Crisp & Catherine Taylor
    Call Number: RT41 .P67 2009
    ISBN: 9780729538626

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    Tabbner's nursing care : theory and practice - Rita Funnell, Gabrielle Koutoukidis & Karen Lawrence
    Call Number: RT41 .T33 2009
    ISBN: 9780729538572

    Online Journals

    Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing

    Nursing research and scholarly papers in full text.

    Bandolier Journal
    A premier source of evidence based healthcare information in the UK and worldwide for both healthcare professionals and consumers.

    The Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making

    PubMed Central
    PubMed Central is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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