I. Purpose and Program Description
A. Library's Collection Development Objectives
Collection development activities are concentrated on supporting the undergraduate instruction of the School of Nursing and, to a limited extent, graduate instruction and individual research (level 3A). The collection's second purpose is to support the faculty in teaching and research and research assistance for local area's allied health professionals. The interdisciplinary nature of these studies requires that students and faculty consult related collections in the library.
B. Curricular Program Description
The nursing program at AUM is a four year course of study that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.). Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The graduate is also prepared to pursue graduate study in nursing. The School of Nursings four year baccalaureate program is accredited by the National League for Nursing and is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
The nursing program is divided into a lower and an upper division. The lower division includes courses in the humanities and sciences. Upon satisfactory completion of the lower division courses, the student is eligible to apply for admission to the upper division of nursing. The upper division consists of nursing and related courses. Within these courses there are classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of health care agencies in and around Montgomery.
The Plan for RN Mobility has been developed for students who are registered nurses desiring to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The School of Nursing's philosophy and conceptual frame work serve as the basis for the Plan's classroom activities, independent learning activities, and individualized clinical experiences designed to achieve program objectives. The RN to BSN nursing major can be completed in one calendar year of full-time study.
C. New and Expanding Areas of Interest
Transcultural nursing, holistic nursing
D. Areas of Specialization
Adult Health (medical/surgical) nursing
Psychiatric / mental health nursing
Community health nursing
Critical care nursing
Rural health nursing
Ethical and legal aspects of nursing
Health care information systems
E. Overlap with Other Academic Disciplines and Library Collections
Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Management, Personnel Administration, Counseling, Sociology, and Nutrition.
II. General Selection Guidelines
A. Languages: English language material is collected extensively. Other languages are excluded.
B. Chronological Coverage: Emphasis is placed on currency and accuracy of materials. Dated or superceded materials are to be weeded.
C. Geographical Coverage: Material relating to the United States is collected extensively. Material relating to other English speaking regions is collected selectively. Material relating to non-English speaking regions is excluded.
D. Types of Materials: Monographic and serial publications are collected extensively. U.S. government publications are collected extensively through the regional depository system. Reference publications such as indexes, abstracts, bibliographies, dictionaries, handbooks, pharmacopeias, formularies, and dispensaries, are collected selectively. Lower level textbooks are excluded, as are dissertations and theses.
E. Imprint Date: Material published in the last five years is collected extensively. Material published prior to this will be collected selectively as need dictates.
F. Physical Format: Print material is collected extensively, including works containing software or media materials. Microform serial publications are collected selectively. Audiovisual material in nursing is collected upon the recommendation of the faculty in the School of Nursing.
G. Treatment of Subject: Publications encompassing nursing administration and management, staff development, perspectives and issues of professional nursing practice, nursing process, nursing education, family health, community health, assessment & primary care, critical/intensive care, geriatrics, gynecology, maternal-child health, medicine and surgery, patient education, pediatric/child health, pharmacology, psychiatric/mental health, terminal care, and health care information systems are collected. Textbooks and basic handbooks are selectively.
H. Place of Publication: Materials published in the United States, Canada, and England are collected extensively. Materials published in English in other countries is collected selectively.
I. Acquisitions Plans Affecting Nursing Collection:
1.) Standing Orders:
AJN Guide to Nursing Career Opportunities
Alabama Medicaid Annual Report
Allied Health Education Directory
American Hospital Association.
Guide to the Health Care Field
American Medical Directory
Directory of Educational Software for Nursing
Drug Evaluations Annual
Education for Nursing
Graduate Education in Nursing
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals
Medical and Health Information Directory
Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Medical School Admission Requirements, U.S. & Canada
Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy
Modell's Drugs in Current Use and New Drugs
Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference
National League for Nursing Publications
Nursing...I.V. Drug Handbook
Nursing Student Census
Physician's Desk Reference
Practical Nursing Career
Scholarships & Loans for Nursing Education
State-approved Schools of Nursing, R.N.
State-approved Schools of Nursing, L.P.N./L.V.N.
USAN & the USP Dictionary of Drug Names
2.) Approval Plans: Majors & Minors Scientific Incorporated
J. Collection Assessment Tools: The quality of the nursing collection was assessed by comparing the library's holdings against three lists of recommended titles. These lists, in order of priority are:
1. Brandon AN and Hill DR. "Selected list of nursing books and journals" Nursing Outlook
2. Brandon AN and Hill DR. "Selected list of books and journal for the small medical library" Bulletin of the Medical Library Association;
3. "R Medicine," volume 5, pp. 219-55. Books for College Libraries, 3rd ed. Chicago, American Library Association, 1988.
Other collection development tools include the professional review literature, publisher's catalogs, and Choice cards.
K. Weeding/Replacement: As currency is of primary importance in the Medical and Nursing fields every effort is made to insure that the collection is up-to-date and germane to the programs offered by the School of Nursing. Thus, erroneous and dated materials are weeded, unless they retain some historical value. Materials for weeding or replacement are evaluated in accordance with the General Collection Management and Development Policy statement on Weeding/Replacement.
L. Classifications That Define the Scope of the Collection:
R's - Medicine
QH - Biology
M. Recommended Collection Level: 3aE
Library Liaison: Hightower Subject: NURSING
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY STATEMENT:
LC Class Descriptor Existing Strength Desired Strength R 5-920 MEDICINE (GENERAL) 1a 1a R 5-130 General Works 1b 2a R 723-726 Philosophy & Ethics 1b 2a Notes: includes euthanasia R 726.5-726.8 Terminal Care. Dying 2a 3a Notes: see also BF789.D4 & HQ1073 R 834 Health occupations 1a 1a Notes: SUDOC HE20.6601-6616 SUDOC HE20.9302-9314 RA 1-1270 PUBLIC ASPECTS OF MED. 1b 2a Notes: SUDOC HE20.7000-7038 2a 2a RA 1-418.5 Medicine & the state Notes: SUDOC HE20.1/2-HE22.38 RA 421-790 Public health. hygiene. preventive medicine 1b 2b RA 777.7 Family--health & hygiene 1b 2a RA 778 Women--health & hygiene 1a 2a Pluralism (Social Sci.)-- Health Aspects 1a 2a Notes: UF Transcultural nsg. RA 960-999 Hospitals. Nursing Homes 1b 2a Notes: see also HV1451-1493 RA 1190-1270 Toxicology. Poisons 1a 2a RB 1-214 PATHOLOGY 1a 1a RB 151-214 Theories. medical genetics 1a 1a RC 31-1245 INTERNAL MEDICINE 1a 1a Notes: SUDOC HE20.3001-3058 RC 86-88 Emergencies. first aid 1a 1b RC 266 Cancer nursing 2a 3a Notes: SUDOC HE20.3151-3190 RC 321-576 Neurology & psychiatry 1a 1b Notes: includes. Speech disorders SUDOC HE20.3501-3520 SUDOC HE20.8001-8021 SUDOC HE20.8120-8138 SUDOC HE20.8202-8232 SUDOC HE20.8301-8320 RC 350.5 Neurological nursing 1b 3a RC 440 Psychiatric nursing 2a 3a RC 581-951 Specialities/diseases 1a 1b RC 674 Cardiovascular nursing 2a 3a Notes: SUDOC HE20.3201-3224 RC 735.5 Respiratory nursing 2a 3a RC 874.7 Urologic nursing 2a 3a RC 952-954 Geriatrics 1a 2a Notes: see also HQ1060-1064 SUDOC HE20.3851-3868 aging process WT104 as a profession WT21 RC 954 Geriatric nursing 1b 3a RC 966 Industrial nursing 1a 2a Notes: SUDOC L35.1-L35.25 RC 1097 Aviation nursing 1a 2a RC 1200-1245 Sports medicine 1b 2a Notes: SUDOC HE20.102-113 RD 1-811 SURGERY 1a 1a RD 99 Surgical nursing 1b 3a RD 753 Orthopedic nursing 2a 3a RD 792-811 Physical rehabilitation 1a 2a RE 1-994 OPHTHALMOLOGY 1a 1a Notes: SUDOC HE20.3751-3758 RE 88 Ophthalmic nursing 1a 3a RF 1-547 OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY 1a 1a RF 52.5 ENT nursing 1b 3a RG 14-991 GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS 1a 1a RG 105 Gynecologic nursing 1a 3a RG 133-137 Conception. contraception 1b 2a Notes: see also HQ763-767.7 RG 551-591 Pregnancy 1b 2a RG 940-991 Maternal care 2a 2a RG 951 Obstetric nursing 2a 3a Notes: see maternity nursing RJ 1-570 PEDIATRICS 1a 1a RJ 245 Pediatric nursing 1b 3a Notes: see adolescent nursing RK 1-715 DENTISTRY 1a 1a RK 60.5 Dental nursing 0 1a RL 1-803 DERMATOLOGY 1a 1a RL 125 Dermatological nursing 1a 1a RM 1-931 THERAPEUTICS. PHARMACAL 1a 1a Notes: see QP901-981 SUDOC HE20.4001-4046 RS 1-441 PHARMACY AND MATERIA MEDICA 1b 2b RT 1-120 NURSING 2a 3a RT 1-69 General works. reference. history. biog. 2a 3a RT 41 Nursing process 2b 3a RT 62 Practical nursing 1a b RT 71-81 Study & teaching 2a 3a RT 81.5 Nursing research 1b 2b RT 82-86 Philosophy. ethics 1a 3a RT 82.8 Nurse Practitioner 2a 3a RT 89 Nursing administration 2a 3a RT 90 Teaching 2a 3a Notes: includes nursing education and patient education. RT 95 Communicable disease nursing b 2b RT 97 Public health nursing 1b 3a RT 98 Community health nursing 1b 3a RT 120 Critical care nursing 1b 3a Notes: intensive care nursing; s.a. RT42 RX 1-681 HOMEOPATHY 1a 1a RZ 201-999 OTHER SYSTEMS OF MED. 1a 1a HG 9383-9399 Health care insurance 1a 1a HQ 1060 Gerontology 2a 3a Notes: medicosocial problems of elderly. health insurance. Medicare see also RC952-954 SUDOC HE22.8/2-38 SUDOC HE22.102-112 QP 141-144 Nutrition (Physiology) 1b 2a UB 368-369 Veterans, medical care 2a 2a Notes: SUDOC VA1.1-VA1.89 Z 675.M4 Libraries, medical 1b 1b Notes: SUDOC HE20.3601-3623
Rev. 1/19/2011 (jk)