Nursing Reference Center

Designed specifically for nurses, this resource provides evidence-based information for point of care, continuing education, nursing research and more. With Nursing Reference Center (NRC), nurses can get answers to questions quickly, strengthen their nursing skills and read full-text journal articles anytime and anywhere.

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At a Glance

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Key Benefits

  • Improves quality outcomes
  • Answers clinical questions
  • Prevents Serious Reportable Events
  • Supports Magnet® Status
  • Provides CEUs
  • Improves nursing skills
  • Integrates with EMRs
  • Supports nursing research
  • Meets Joint Commission Standards

High Performance

Nursing Reference Center has the highest overall performance in the nurse reference product category according to Clinical Decision Support 2013: Sizing up the competition by KLAS. Learn more about what KLAS has to say about NRC. 

Supporting Education Initiatives

Nursing Reference Center is committed to educating nurses about evidence-based medicine and nursing best practices. As a part of that effort, Nursing Reference Center focuses on ensuring that staff nurses, nurse educators, recent nursing graduates and nursing students have quick and easy access to the most current information to provide the best care possible to their patients.  

Nursing Reference Center provides staff nurses and nurse educators with a resource that supports education goals, encourages nursing students to access the original research and provides options for patient care while preserving and supporting the essential learning opportunities that educators want to provide.

Content That Supports Nurses at the Point of Care

Nursing Reference Center provides nurses with evidence-based resources that they can access for quick reference at the point of care including:

  • Quick lessons that provide disease and condition overviews that map to the nursing workflow
  • Evidence-based care sheets that provide summaries of what is known about a disease or condition and the best treatment options
  • Nursing cultural competencies that provide information on how to treat patients from diverse cultures
  • Patient education handouts
  • Point-of-care drug information

Continuing Education for Nurses

Nursing Reference Center provides continuing educational modules containing course material, an interactive review, a module evaluation and a competency test with a certificate of completion. Nurses who successfully complete the module exam can obtain CEUs. Continuing education modules found in Nursing Reference Center are created by Cinahl Information Systems, an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC, accredited with distinction) and International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) accredited continuing education provider.

With the help of CINAHL Courseware Cloud Solution, the invaluable continuing education (CE) content found in Nursing Reference Center can also be easily integrated into any SCORM 1.2-compliant. Nurses can conveniently search available CE topics directly from your learning management system, selecting courses that meet their needs. Upon course completion, their results will be automatically reported back to your LMS for record keeping.

Resources to Improve Nursing Skills

Nurses can strengthen their nursing skills with nursing practice and skill documents that provide an overview of a procedure or skill, desired outcome, facts and figures, step-by-step instructions and more. These resources help nurses develop nursing competency skills, critical thinking skills and communication skills. Nurse managers can use the corresponding skill competency checklists to assess a nurse’s competency in the desired skill.

Integrates with Electronic Medical Records

Nursing Reference Center can be integrated into a hospital’s EMR system or intranet to save time and streamline workflow. Nurses can quickly access evidence-based point-of-care resources while viewing a patient’s medical record and can link from documents within their EMR system directly to Nursing Reference Center resources.

Mobile Access

Whether in a clinical setting or on the go, Nursing Reference Center provides nurses with quick and easy access to the most current nursing information. Best of all, nurses can access all of this content online or via an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with a free downloadable app. The Nursing Reference Center iPhone app offers nurses the ability to access Nursing Reference Center content offline, including information about diseases and conditions, evidence-based care sheets, nursing skills and checklists, as well as drug information.