Open and Zero-cost Repositories and Hubs

  • PubMed Central
    “PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).”

Open Textbooks

  • Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care
    “This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current.”
  • Foundations for Assisting in Home Care (Milne Open Textbooks)
    “This text provides the background necessary to begin working toward a career in the home care field as either a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide”
  • Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing
    This textbook is more advanced, aimed at students in their third or fourth year, and it is focused on Canadian healthcare, but it may contain information relevant for courses dealing with leadership challenges in the profession.
  • Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know (Milne Open Textbooks)
    “The purpose of this textbook is to provide an indepth look at death and dying in this country, including the vital role of the nurse in assisting patients and families along the journey towards the end of life. There is an emphasis throughout the book on the simple, yet understated value of effective interpersonal communication between the patient and clinician.”
  • Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice – 2nd Edition (Milne Open Textbooks)
    This text “provides a pivotal learning experience for students transitioning from an associate degree education to a baccalaureate degree. Content includes a broad overview of the nursing profession, the role of accrediting and professional organizations with a strong focus on the American Nurses Association’s foundational documents. The competencies of the Standards of Professional Practice and the Code of Ethics are weaved throughout the text.”

Additional OER

  • ARISE Simulations (Chippewa Valley Technical College)
    “Augmented Reality is an enhanced version of reality created with the use of technology. For the purposes of this project a media image, video, or sound is overlaid into the learning environment to provide a more authentic and immersive learning experience for participants. All components are focused on patient-centered care using scenarios across storylines, and lead to the transfer of knowledge/skills/attitudes to real-world experience.”
  • BMC Nursing
    BMC Nursing is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of nursing research, training, education and practice.”