Nursing Resources


Data Resources

Community Portal
Available Electronically
Available for the five boroughs of New York . Includes information on community districts – income, population, and statistics.

Green Book of New York City Agencies
Available Electronically
Provides phone numbers and addresses for NYC agencies. Community Boards, Police precincts, school districts and other city planning and service agencies are listed

The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn
Ref F 129 B7 N44
Each chapter portrays the historical, cultural, and social characteristics of a Brooklyn neighborhood.

Epiquery - contains census information, community health surveys, vital statistics and health surveillance data

Health and Social Issues

National Center for Health Statistics
An easy-to-browse link list called "Express Links to Surveys and Data Collection Systems" appears on the opening page. Links lead to information such as descriptions of recent health surveys and data collections on vital statistics. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Epiquery - contains census information, community health surveys, vital statistics and health surveillance data

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Information on elected officials, borough presidents, health services, sanitation, housing, education, vital records. Also discover your community health profiles

Vital Statistics of New York State
Lists by County

Atlas of United States Mortality
Centers for Disease Control publication

Stastical Abstract of the United States

New York State Department of Health
Search this site for New York State information, vital records, diseases and conditions, statistics, community health, licenses and certification

United Hospital Fund
The latest ‘ New York city community health atlas’ and other publications available. Search by publications or type ‘atlas’ in the search box. Also provides information to New York ’s health care community, through special reports, statistical publications, newsletters

New York City Department of City Planning
Provides zoning, community district and neighborhood profiles

New York State Data Center (New York State Department of Labor)
Useful for census, business information and economic data

New York City Government
Information on New York City government, business, officials, covers information on education, health, housing etc.
To locate information for business by keyword, business name, categories, and location

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Includes the National Healthcare Disparities Report as well as other Healthcare reports.

New York City Emergency Management
Educates, plans and prepares the public for emergency preparedness

Statistics and Demographics

Community Needs Assessment - 2022(NYC Department of Youth and Community Development)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Includes the National Healthcare Disparities Report as well as other Healthcare reports.

State Health Facts Online
Search for health information by state or by category. This site maintained by Kaiser Family Foundation

Bureau of Labor Statistics
For occupational data, check the "Surveys & Programs" link; for a quick overview of statewide employment vs. unemployment figures, check the "Regional Information" link. Provides FTP links for downloading raw data on Local Area Unemployment Statistics and Geographical Profiles. Updated by the Department of Labor.

PeriStats - free access to maternal and infant health data in the U.S. , state, city, and county developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center

U.S. Census Bureau General Reference Publications

A listing for approximately 70 federal agencies (e.g.: National Center for Health Statistics) links to information on statistics, data collection, etc. Regional Statistics are provided, but are arranged by topic (e.g.: Crime, Education, etc.), not by geographical divisions (state/county/city/census tract). Maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy.

U.S. Census Bureau
Start with the button "Get State Profile!" (select a state); a state map displays; click on the county to find census-related information specific to that location. Updates are included; for e.g., under New York State 's profile, you can obtain 1997 Population estimates and yearly County Business Patterns Economic Profiles. Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

New York State Department of Health - Statistics and Data
Statistics on major diseases, communicable diseases and vital statistics


National League for Nursing - useful site for professional development, nursing education, and career information

All Nursing Schools - a guide to nursing education and careers

Graduate - comprehensive online source of nursing graduate school information in the United States - promotes career, continuing education, jobs, for RNs. Also deals with International Nursing

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Nursing Schools Guide and Degree Programs

Nursing Degree Guide - Accelerated BSN and MSN Programs


Nursing World - website of the American Nursing Association. Search the ‘online journal of issues in nursing’ for articles

APA Style Website - Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – provides links to nursing research, events, publications etc.

National Institute of Nursing Research - training and career development programs to prepare individuals with requisite skills to conduct nursing research in an interdisciplinary setting.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing - (NCSBN), composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection. Comprises boards of nursing in the 50 states and 5 US territories

Cochrane Nursing Care - an evidence base for nurses and related healthcare professionals involved in delivering, leading or researching nursing care

CINAHL (SUNY Downstate Licensed resource. User name and password required)

Meta-Sites for Nursing Information

University of San Diego - Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science – information on Nursing theories, Nursing models, Nursing theory conferences

National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Nursing on the Net: resources for nursing professionals on varied topics viz. alternative medicine, continuing education, drug information, evidence based nursing and more

Nursing Library and Information Resources - links to sites for nurses to find out more about PDA – Personal Digital Assistants - how they work, where to buy them. This site from Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University also lists some of the popular and useful clinical reference sources.

Medscape Nurses- WebMD - free newsletters in nursing and daily e-mail alerts on clinical advances in specialty areas. Also includes information on Continuing Education, Patient Handouts etc. available on free registration

Nursing Theories

A companion to nursing theories and models

Theory Art Gallery


Nursing History Research Resources - American Association for the History of Nursing

Grants for Individuals

Listing of nursing organizations that offer grants and scholarships to individuals - single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies by the US Department of Health and Human Services

Graduate Fellowships (Michigan State University)

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
GEM: Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science)

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (National Science Foundation)