This guide was created for Nursing students of Hawai'i Community College who wish to access library resources while away from the Mookini Library. Most of the library resources referenced in this guide can be accessed from remote locations.
HawCC students will find that they have access to even more resources -- in both print and online formats -- if they pay a visit to the library.
Whether you choose to use library resources online or come in person, the first thing you need to do is validate your ID online or in person at the Circulation Desk. This allows you to check out library material and to access online resources while away from the library.
About the Library
The Edwin H. Mookini Library provides support services for both UH Hilo and Hawai'i Community College. We're located next to the UH Hilo Campus Center, close to the UH Hilo Theater/Auditorium.
The library offers books in print and online formats, health-related databases, journals, audio-visual materials, and user education. Throughout the facility, students have access to computers (including a large PC lab), study carrels, and study rooms that can be reserved.
Please visit or contact me if you for help using the library's resources or if you have questions about any of the material in this guide.
I'd like to acknowledge the contributions to this guide of Amy Knehans, librarian for the College of Pharmacy. The current guide is based on one that she developed through the 2011 academic year.
Interim University Librarian
What's Next for Nursing and Health Care?
Here are some recent ebooks from the National Academies Press:
Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learniing Health Care in America (2012) by the Committee on the Learning Health Care System in America, Institute of Medicine. From the report's abstract:
America's health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual. Best Care at Lower Cost explains that inefficiencies, an overwhelming amount of data, and other economic and quality barriers hinder progress in improving health and threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness. According to this report, the knowledge and tools exist to put the health system on the right course to achieve continuous improvement and better quality care at a lower cost.
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011) by the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, Institute of Medicine.
The text expands on the Committee's four key messages:
->Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training.
->Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.
->Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States.
->Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure.