Open Educational Resources for Nursing


Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care:

George Washington University list of open resources:

OER Commons

  • an open education resource collection
  • a number of resources for class materials
  • links to other resources for OER

OER for Nursing (University of California)

AACN Website


  • multimedia educational resource for learning and online teaching
  • “MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.”

UVIC Space Publications Depository – School of Nursing

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books

BioMed Central

PubMed Central



The Health Case Studies resource

Notes on Nursing by F. Nightingale

Caring and Curing by Dianne Dodd and Deborah Gorham

  • This collection of essays takes the reader from the early 19th century struggle between female midwives and male physicians right up to the late 20th century emergence of professionally trained women physicians vying for a place in the medical hierarchy.
  • 1994, so a bit old

Nursing Care at the End of Life by Susan E. Lowey (forthcoming 2015)

More Moments in Time: Images of Exemplary Nursing by Beth Perry

The Rise of Mental Health Nursing: A History of Psychiatric Care in Dutch Asylums, 1890-1920 by Geertje Boschma

The Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner: A Transformational Journey by Judy Rashotte

Teaching Health Professionals Online: Frameworks and Strategies by S. Melrose, C. Park, and B. Perry



Mahara as Medium: Feeding the Learning Spirit through aesthetic and reflective expression


Academic Journals/Papers:

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

Science Direct Open Access Journals

Open Medicine

PLOS One: Medicine and Health Sciences

 “New Pedagogies for Teaching Thinking” Journal of Nursing Education

 “Pedagogy as Influencing Nursing Students’ Essentialized Understanding of Culture” International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship

“Ignatian Pedagogy: Transforming Nursing Education” Jesuit Higher Education

  • American, 2013
  • “Despite the ever-changing complexity of health care delivery, nursing education must continue the commitment to the provision of holistic care, supported by critical reflection. The Ignatian Pedagogy Model presented in this article, a teaching-learning strategy, asks critical reflective questions that focus on context, experience, action, and evaluation that support the nursing tradition of a holistic focus. This article provides explanation and application exemplars of this Ignatian Pedagogy Model in addition to descriptive survey results pertaining to use of this strategy.”

“Feminist Learning Strategies in Health Professions Education” AMA Journal of Ethics

“Cultivating Nurturing Learning e-scapes: A Food Forest Analogy” Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics

  • Canadian, 2014
  • “This conceptual paper focuses on the implementation of a diverse technological landscape within a blended post-baccalaureate nursing program (BSN-PB) in Western Canada.”

“Fatigue and physical activity in older adults with cancer” Oncology Nursing Forum

 “A mixed methods pilot study with a cluster of randomized control trial to evaluate the impact of a leadership intervention on guideline implementation in home care nursing” Implementation Science

 “Physiological weight loss in the breastfed neonate” Open Medicine

“An observational study of associations among maternal fluids during parturition, neonatal output, and breastfed newborn weight loss” International Breastfeeding Journal

 “Addressing the Spiritual Dimension in Canadian Undergraduate Nursing Education” Canadian Journal of Nursing Research

 “Managing patient deterioration: a protocol for enhancing undergraduate nursing students’ competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques” BMC Nursing