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Key Terms for Nursing

TIPS: When searching the Databases, Catalog or the Internet

  •  Add key terms related to nursing: patient care, diagnosis, monitor, complications, care plans, symptoms, nursing assessment, patient education.
  • Combine any synonyms with OR and parentheses: (pregnancy OR obstetrics OR gestational); now add other key terms with AND between each term: (pregnancy OR obstetrics OR gestational) AND diabetes AND edema
  • ** Insert an asterisk after the root word to find all variations of a term: (pregnan* OR obstetric* OR gestat*) AND diabet* AND edema.

Nursing Databases

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