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Nursing and Allied Health: UpToDate

Online Learning



NSU does not have a Academic subscription to UpToDate.  We can link to the ABSTRACT of an article and to the Table of Contents.

Benefits of Using UpToDate

  1. View the outline of the article to help structure your paper -
  2. Search the journal through Journals Full Text Finder -- see if we have the article in house
  3. Request the article through Nursing Interlibrary Loan (allow 1-2 business days)
  • Answer clinical questions as they arise.
  • You may view Bibliographic Information & article details
  • You may view the topic outline for writing papers and background information prior to a journal search.
  • Contact the Nursing Library for more information.


UpToDate Content View Example

You can search and retrieve a content list for your nursing research subject.  This is a great outline starter for focusing your nursing research question "PICO" question.




Locating Search Terminology

Type a search term into UpToDate, You will note search terms that may be helpful in your Nursing Research PICO form.


Sign up for a personal subscription to obtain Nursing CEU creditFor more information.


Please note:

Nurses are responsible for confirming with their state nursing board that UpToDate may be accepted to fulfill their CE requirements. Nursing Licensing Boards accept only those CE activities which meet their requirements. UpToDate cannot determine if credit earned using UpToDate are relevant to each licensee, therefore UpToDate cannot guarantee acceptance of all credits for all licensees.


Use of UpToDate is acceptable to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for renewal requirements. In addition, the ANCC has indicated that use of UpToDate meets the pharmacology requirement for nurse practitioners. However, it is up to the individual user to ensure that the content meets their needs and fits the requirements for this category. Please contact the ANCC for more information.