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Advanced Nursing: Getting started


Welcome to the Advanced Nursing resource and research skills guide.""

This guide was made for you by a Charles Sturt University Librarian. It is designed to assist with your research needs as you progress into third year and postgraduate nursing studies and to complement the Nursing and the Midwifery library resource guides.

Please also use this guide in conjunction with any other Research Skills Guides available in your specific subjects.

Most importantly, do use your librarians! If you need help with anything library or research related, you can find one of us by following the links to the right.

Wishing you the best for the study ahead!

Advanced Nursing Practice

Advanced nursing practice is clearly defined by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as nurses who incorporate "professional leadership, education, research and support of systems into their practice. Their practice includes relevant expertise, critical thinking, complex decision-making, autonomous practice and is effective and safe. They work within a generalist or specialist context and they are responsible and accountable in managing people who have complex healthcare requirements."

See the Advanced nursing practice and specialty areas within nursing Fact Sheet from May 2020

Primo Search

Use Primo Search to find information your topic:

  • After you have run a search, use the Refine My Results panel to limit to specific types of resources like books
  • For more tips on using Primo Search, see the Primo Search Help Guide.
  • For more information on borrowing, see the Library's Borrowing webpage.

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