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Undergraduate Nursing Resources

The Purpose of the Practicum Readings

One of the best things that you can do to improve your skills in reading nursing research, is to read and interpret research articles regularly. For that reason each quarter in practicum, you will be finding at least one research article related to the practicum topics, reading it closely, and interacting with it in some way.

For the first two quarters, we want you to have quick success in finding an article, so we have restricted the search to six high-impact, core nursing research journals.  In later quarters you will have more freedom around the journal title and topic selection, but we hope that you will still see that for any topic there are key journal titles that cover that topic particularly well.

NUR 3111: Health and Illness 1

Find a nursing research article on aspect of safety in one of these six Nursing Research Journals: 

  • Advances in Nursing Science
  • Clinical Nursing Research 
  • Nursing Outlook
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Sciences Quarterly
  • Research in Nursing & Health

Search these six journal titles

NUR 3121: Health and Illness 2

Find a nursing research article on an aspect of fluids and electrolytes, gas exchange (this can include acid-base concepts), or perfusion in one of these six Nursing Research Journals: 

  • Advances in Nursing Science
  • Clinical Nursing Research 
  • Nursing Outlook
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Sciences Quarterly
  • Research in Nursing & Health

Search these six journals

NUR 3131: Health and Illness 3

Find a research article in the core journals for one of these topics:

Reproductive Health, core journals:

  • JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing
  • MCN: Maternal Child Nursing
  • Nursing for Women's Health
  • Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health

Search all four of these journals with one search


Community Health related to the Social Determinants of Health, core journals:

  • American Journal of Public Health
  • International Journal for Equity in Health
  • BMC Public Health
  • Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
  • Health Affairs
  • Health Promotion International
  • Global Health Action
  • Public Health Reports
  • Journal of Public Health
  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved
  • Critical Public Health
  • Canadian Journal of Public Health
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Journal of Community Health Nursing

Search all of these journal in one search


You may also continue to search these six core nursing research journals for either topic: 

  • Advances in Nursing Science
  • Clinical Nursing Research 
  • Nursing Outlook
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Sciences Quarterly
  • Research in Nursing & Health

Use this link to search only the above six journals