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University of Portland Clark Library

NRS 104: Nursing Professionalism and Practice: Nursing Profession

Finding Nursing Articles

Narrowing Your Search

Improve your search by using the following options to limit your search:

  • Peer Reviewed
  • Publication Date (try limiting your search to the past 5-7 years)
  • Subject: Major Heading (limit your search to articles that focus on your topic; also helps you to identify the best search terms for your topic)

CINAHL limit options with Peer Review, Publication Date, and Subject: Major Heading highlighted

Some Suggested Search Terms

Nursing as a Profession
Nursing Role
Professional Image
Professional Role

Self Regulation

Professional Identity


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