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NUR 312: Home

This guide will assist you with your assignments for NUR 312.


Welcome NUR312 students!

This guide is populated with resources to help you with your NUR312 assignmentsIf you need any assistance finding or citing information, feel free to reach out to me. - Amy, your class librarian

Searching for articles



  1. Summon is looking for results that match all the words you put in the search box.  Try different phrases to describe your subject.  You might have more luck searching for some words than others.
  2. If you are not getting many results, try removing one of your search terms to expand your search.
  3. If there are words that you want to show up together in a search result, such as "pet therapy", try searching for that phrase in quotation marks.  Otherwise you will get results that just mention those words independently in a result such as an article on physical therapy for your pet.
  4. By placing NOT in front of a word, Summon will remove any articles listing the word you listed.  This can be helpful in removing articles you are not interested in seeing.  For example, if you were looking for information on diabetes, but not diabetes in children, you could search for diabetes NOT children.
  5. The limiters on the left-hand side will help you focus your search to the criteria you mark.


Logging in:

  • You will not see a login screen until you try to click on an item the library pays for.
  • You can login with your PA College email address and password.


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.


Cultural Diversity in Health Care guide

Need more information?  Take a look at the library's guide below.

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 Blackboard): 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 Blackboard, look for the Smarthinking box under your list of courses.  See below for common questions of which option in Smarthinking to select.
    • APA help: Work with a Tutor or Career Coach -> Writing -> APA Formatting
    • Questions needing a nursing or health sciences content specialist: Submit My Writing -> Nursing Essays or Allied Health Essays (depends on subject area)
    • Help with grammar, mechanics, and formatting: Submit My Writing-> Grammar and Documentation Review
    • Help with a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation: Work with a Tutor or Career Coach -> 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:

Have a question? Ask me

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Amy Snyder
Learning Commons

Need more help?

Need some help finding articles?  Questions about APA formatting or citations?  Ask Amy, your class librarian, for assistance.


You can self-schedule an appointment in Starfish.

  1. Go to Blackboard or myPortal
  2. Click on Starfish
  3. This should take you to the My Success Network page. If not, choose My Success Network from the menu (look for the three lines on the top left to open the menu.)
  4. In the Health Sciences Library box, select schedule appointment.

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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