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General information and research help for the Nursing department.

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Anatomy Apps from Visible Body (Image of head with no skin)

Visible Body Apps

The Human Anatomy Atlas is a virtual resource for students. It looks at many different aspects of the human body. Many of these different things it looks at are useful for students across the health sciences. On the next tab are demonstrations of some of the things you can access within this virtual resource. On the next tab are the 6 lab activities that go along with the Human Anatomy Atlas.

Want to learn more about the Human Anatomy Atlas? You can check out the online tutorials and help, or you can contact your friendly librarian.

Identify Bony Landmarks

Examine Muscle Movements

View MRI's

The following PDF documents are the 6 different lab activities available under quizzes in the Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas Database. 

A binder with all 6 labs printed in color is available in the the library. 

The Physiology & Pathology App is another app from Visible Body that the library offers access to. This app examines different aspects of physiology and pathology that relate to the circulatory system, respiratory system, renal system, gastrointestinal tract, and the musculoskeletal system.

Just like with the Atlas App, the Physiology & Pathology App has multiple labs that can be used along with it. Please reach out to your librarian if you have questions about accessing the labs.

Want to learn more about the Physiology & Pathology App? You can check out the online tutorials and help, or you can contact your friendly librarian.


Nursing Librarian

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Tim Hunter
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Kannapolis, NC 28081

Gallery of Nursing Pictures

3 current nursing students around a bed 2023
nurses taking bp
nurses checking dummy
old nursing pic
nurses at table
old nursing pic group of nurses
nurses association
old pic of nursing students turning
Emily Fink with students
old pic of nurses pouring alcohol in canister
Students with skeleton 2023

What is Evidence Based Research?

Evidence-Based Nursing is a form of Evidence-Based Practice, which is defined as the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values (Sackett et al. 1996).

Evidence-based practice venn diagram

Evidence-Based Nursing (EBN) has been defined many ways; Scott and McSherry (2009) reviewed and summarized the literature on EBN to create the following, composite definition: Evidence-based nursing is “an ongoing process by which evidence, nursing theory and the practitioners’ clinical expertise are critically evaluated and considered, in conjunction with patient involvement, to provide delivery of optimum nursing care for the individual” (p 1089). 

Not every action taken by a nurse needs to be an occasion to consult the best evidence of effectiveness, and in some cases, evidence of effectiveness for a particular care plan or practice may not exist. Rather than being a strict formula, EBN is an approach to practice that is intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of nursing care and practices.



Sackett, D. L., W. M. Rosenberg, J. A. Gray, R. B. Haynes, and W. S. Richardson. 1996. "Evidence Based Medicine: What it is and what it isn't." BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.) 312 (7023): 71-72.

Scott, K., & McSherry, R. (2009). Evidence-based nursing: Clarifying the concepts for nurses in practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(8), 1085-1095. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02588.x

Information borrowed from ECU