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A Resource Guide for Nursing Students and Faculty

Learn how to understand and display your nursing credentials.

The Nursing Universe Explained - Check out this infographic and learn about nurses and other health professionals. Did you know that an ADN has taken the same nursing courses as a BSN?

Scope of Practice Decision-Making Framework - This tool is useful for nurses in determining whether specific activities, interventions, or roles are permitted under the nurse’s level of education, licensure, and competence while meeting the standards established by the nurse practice act and rules/regulations of each state or jurisdiction.

The Nursing Universe Explained

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  • Code of Ethics for Nurses - The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (the Code) establishes the ethical standard for the profession and provides a guide for nurses to use in ethical analysis and decision-making. It is foundational to nursing theory, practice, and praxis in its expression of the values, virtues, and obligations that shape, guide, and inform nursing as a profession.
  • Scope of Practice - Scope of practice describes the services that a qualified health professional is deemed competent to perform, and permitted to undertake – in keeping with the terms of their professional license.


National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. May 8 is National Student Nurses Day. Way to go, Wildcat Nursing Students!

Social Media provides access to nursing information for nursing students.

Follow these sites on Facebook. Click the image for a link. Look for NCLEX questions, blogs, resources, and articles. 


A Nurses Guide to the Use of Social Media This guide from the National Council of States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) provides guidance about social media for nurses.