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Resources for Nursing Research

What is Nursing?

Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

Nurses are Researchers

Nurses use research to provide evidence-based care that promotes quality health outcomes for individuals, families, communities and health care systems. Nurses also use research to shape health policy in direct care, within an organization, and at the local, state and federal levels..

Top Ten Qualities of Successful Nurses


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Nurses are critical thinkers, problem solvers, empathetic, flexible, patient, dedicated, detail oriented, organized, and more...

Read the Missouri State Board of Nursing Accreditation Report to learn about the many ways in which STLCC Libraries support the College's Nursing program.

Develop Your Research Skills

As you become a practiced researcher, you will discover that the research process is never linear. Expect and welcome twists and turns; keep an open mind, and keep asking questions throughout the process. Use many different kinds of search tools, resources, and conduct many, different kinds of searches. Research can be fun, and it is a useful and valuable skill to learn. RESEARCH:

Short Tutorials to Develop Research Skills

Plagiarism & How to Avoid It

 It is essential, both in your academic and professional life, that you understand what plagiarism is and know how to avoid it.  Need Help? Consult with Writing Center tutors at any STLCC campus. 

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000