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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A guide to library and research resources for BSN students at the University of San Francisco




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Reference Sources 


Incredibly Easy! Series and other study guides

The goal of the Made Incredibly Easy, Made Incredibly Quick! and Made Incredibly Visual! books is to break down challenging clinical concepts - the ones that are often difficult or confusing to grasp - and present them in a refreshingly original, engaging format that is easy to understand.

Nursing Theories

Browse our list of print and electronic books on nursing theories and models. 

Nursing Care Plans

Browse our list of print and electronic books on nursing care plans

NCLEX Resources

Find a comprehensive collection of the library's NCLEX study guides and resources. 

Statistical Data 

Drugs and Pharmaceuticals

National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal

Advanced and consumer information on 68,655 drugs and biologicals from the National Library of Medicine. Search by drug name, class, or category. 


National Library of Medicine resource providing high quality information on marketed drugs, primarily label/package insert information. 

Davis' Drug Guide for Nurses

Contains the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan -- well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs. 

Laws and Legislation

California Nursing Practice Act with Regulations and Related Statutes 2016

The Nursing Practice Act (NPA) is the body of California law that mandates the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to set out the scope of practice and responsibilities for RNs.

Citing Sources



APA Resources

APA 7th Edition: Formatting In-Text Citations

APA 7th Edition: Formatting References

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