Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Nursing

Last updated April 2020

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered together links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Nursing.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies & Professional Associations

Association of College & Research Libraries Health Sciences Interest Group – Information Literacy Standards for Nursing Task Force. 2013. “Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing.” American Library Association.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. “Standards, Procedures, & Guidelines.”

American Nurses Association. 2014. Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice. Second edition. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Publishing.

National League for Nursing. “Standards of Accreditation.”

2. Related Research

Arguelles, Carlos. 2011. “Evidence-Based Practice Mentors: Taking Information Literacy to the Units in a Teaching Hospital. Journal of Hospital Librarianship 11 (1): 8-22.

Bartels, Else Marie. 2013. “How to Perform a Systematic Search.” Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 27 (2): 295–306.

Brettle, Allison, and Michael Raynor. 2013. “Developing information literacy skills in pre-registration nurses: An experimental study of teaching methods.” Nurse Education Today 33 (2): 103-09.

Davis,Lisa, Heidi Taylor, and Helen Reyes. 2013.”Lifelong Learning in Nursing: A Delphi study.” Nurse Education Today 34 (3): 441-445.

Diekema, Anne R., Elizabeth Betsy S. Hopkins, Brandon Patterson, and Nena Schvaneveldt. 2019. “Using Information Practices of Nurses to Reform Information Literacy Instruction in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs.” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 14 (4): 72-102.

Ebenezer, Catherine. 2015. “Nurses’ and Midwives’ Information Behaviour: A Review of Literature from 1998 to 2014.” New Library World 116 (3/4): 155-172.

Eldredge, Jonathan, Sarah Morleya, Ingrid Hendrixa, Richard Carra, and Jason Bengts. 2012. “Library And Informatics Skills Competencies Statements From Major Health Professional Associations.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 31 (1): 34-44.

Faricy-Beredo, Bridget. 2013. “Setting the Course: Revisiting the Dawn of Nursing Information Literacy Scholarship in the Work of Fox, Richter and White.” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 8 (4): 151-159.

Farrell Alison, Janet Goosney, and Karen Hutchens. 2013. “Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Course Integrated Library Instruction in an Undergraduate Nursing Program.” Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association 34 (3): 164-175.

Forster, Marc. 2013. “A Phenomenographic Investigation into Information Literacy in Nursing Practice — Preliminary Findings and Methodological Issues.” Nurse Education Today 33 (10): 1237-1241.

Forster, Marc. 2015. “Six ways of experiencing information literacy in nursing: The findings of a phenomenographic study.” Nurse Education Today 35 (1): 195-200.

Guillot, Ladonna, Beth Stahr, and Bonnie Juve Meeker. 2010. “Nursing Faculty Collaborate with Embedded Librarians to Serve Online Graduate Students in a Consortium Setting.” Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning 4 (1): 53-62.

Hallyburton, Ann. 2016. “A Conceptual Approach to Practitioners’ Health Information Literacy.” Reference Services Review 44 (2): 178-190.

Hunter, Kathleen, Dee McGonigle, and Toni Hebda. 2013. “TIGER-Based Measurement of Nursing Informatics Competencies: The Development and Implementation of an Online Tool for Self-Assessment.” Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 3 (12): 70-80.

Lafferty, Patricia. 2014. “Factors associated with information literacy competencies of the traditional baccalaureate nursing student.” PhD Diss., University of Central Florida. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2012.06.005

Lalora, Joan, Michael Clarke, and Greg Shea. 2012. “An Evaluation of the Effectiveness Of Information Literacy Training for Undergraduate Midwives to Improve their Ability to Access Evidence for Practice.” Nurse Education in Practice 12 (5): 269-272.

McGowan, Bethany Sheriese. 2019. “Reimagining information literacy instruction in an evidence-based practice nursing course for undergraduate students.” Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA 107 (4): 572-578.

McGowan, Bethany S., Laureen Cantwell, Jamie Conklin, Julie Planchon Wolf, Maribeth Slebodnik, Rebecca Raszewski, Sandy McCarthy, and Shannon Johnson. 2019. “Appendices and Codebook for Evaluating Nursing Faculty’s Use of Frameworks and Standards in Information Literacy Instruction: A Multi-Institutional Study.”

Miller, Mindi, and Linda Neyer. 2016. “Mapping Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcomes in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: A Case Study in Librarian-Faculty Collaboration” Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice 4(1): 22-34.

Mills, Jane, Karen Francis, Margaret McLeod, and Mohammad Al-Motlaq. 2015. “Enhancing Computer Literacy and Information Retrieval Skills: A Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Study.” Collegian 22 (3): 283-289.

Phelps, Sue, Loree Hyde, and Julie Planchon Wolf, eds. The Intersection: Where Evidence Based Nursing and Information Literacy Meet. Chandos Publishing, 2018.

Sullo, Elaine. 2015. “A Multiyear Curriculum-Integrated Information Literacy Program Increases the Confidence and Research Skills of Nursing Students, Although Not as Much as Expected.” Evidence Based Library & Information Practice 10 (1): 72-74.

Wahoush, Olive and Laura Banfield. 2014. “Information Literacy During Entry to Practice: Information-Seeking Behaviors in Student Nurses and Recent Nurse Graduates.” Nurse Education Today 34 (2):208-213.

Willson, Gloria, and Katelyn Angell. 2017. “Mapping the Association of College and Research Libraries information literacy framework and nursing professional standards onto an assessment rubric.” Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA 105(2): 150-154.

Yu, Weichieh, Ching-Yu Cheng, Chunfu Charlie Lin, and Jenny Wang. 2013. “Fostering Nursing Students’ Informatics Competencies via a Web-based Information Literacy Course.” Journal of Curriculum and Teaching 2 (2): 11-21.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Jacobs, Susan. “Nursing Resources: A Self-Paced Tutorial and Refresher” (web tutorial). New York University Libraries. Accessed May 8, 2017.