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NUR 160: Home

This guide will help you find information for your NUR 160 course.


Welcome NUR160 students!

This guide is populated with resources to help your assignments in this course.  If you have any questions, please ask.

Finding information on nursing theorists

Learning some information about your Nursing theory / theorist is a great place to start.  While you might be tempted to search Google, try looking through your textbook and books from the Health Sciences Library first.

Some suggested titles are listed below.

Warning: Some of our eBooks have a limit on how many people can view them at the same time.  If the book is unavailable, try again later.  If you are done with the book, please make sure close out of it so that others can access it.

Finding more information

Looking for peer reviewed/scholarly items for this project?  Try searching DISCOVER below to find them.

Nursing theorists search suggestions:

  • Try searching for the name of your theorist or theory
  • On the search results page, use the limiters on the left-hand side
  • Watch out for book reviews as those might appear in your search results

Searching for articles

Try searching Summon, our library discover tool, to find information for this assignment.


Try right-clicking on the following image to open a larger version in a new tab.


Limiters in Summon are on the left-hand side.


Writing assistance

Picture of people working together over a piece of written work.There are various writing assistance options available through PA College.

  • Writing Assistance (in Starfish): Schedule an appointment for assistance in Starfish.  You can select an available time that works into your schedule to meet with someone from our writing assistance team.
  • Drop-in tutoring: Check out this Academic Support calendar for drop-in tutoring sessions, which includes writing assistance.
  • Grammarly: Grammarly automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in your writing.  The Learning Commons provides access to the premium version of Grammarly, which you can find more information on here.‚Äč
  • Smarthinking (in Canvas): This is an online tutoring service that provides on-demand tutoring in math, biology, A&P and more.  There is also an option where you can submit your writing to get feedback. In Canvas, click the Help button in the left-hand menu to find Smarthinking. Your professor might have also included that link in the left-hand menu of your Canvas course. There are different options in Smarthinking depending on what kind of assistance you would like. See below for some examples.
    • APA help: Tutoring Writing APA Formatting
    • Questions needing a nursing or health sciences content specialist: Writing Help  Nursing Essays or Allied Health Essays (depending on subject area)
    • Help with grammar, mechanics, and formatting: Writing Help  Grammar and Documentation Review
    • Help with a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation: Tutoring  Computers & Technology Microsoft PowerPoint
  • ESL support: You can schedule an appointment for ESL support in Starfish.   In Starfish, look for Academic ESL Support on the My Success Network page to pick a day and time for your appointment.


If you have any questions or issues accessing any of these services, please email: 

APA help

Need help with APA formatting, references, and citations?  Check out the library's APA guide:  You can also schedule an appointment with a librarian in Starfish.

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Logging into library resources (OpenAthens)

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