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Nursing: Distance Learners: Getting Started

This guide explains how to access library resources and assistance for students enrolled in accelerated and/or fully online courses in nursing and school administration.


Welcome to the Purdue University Northwest Library!  Distance students in the RN to BSN program have access to all library resources, including the assistance of a librarian specifically for nursing students. 

Contact the Nursing Librarian with your questions about finding articles, using our databases, locating print and electronic books, interlibrary loan, or any general research question. 

In addition to this guide, you will find library guides designed to showcase the resources that may be used for many individual courses in the program.  Access the wealth of information within these library guides by clicking on the tabs at the top of each page.

About the Library

The library offers a wide range of online resources, including databases with various journals from which to choose articles and research studies.

To access your Library resources, please visit the homepage

Please consult your Library Liaison directly for research assistance.

If your Librarian is unavailable, please contact the Library's Reference desk at (219) 989-2676 or click on the CHAT WITH A LIBRARIAN link below to submit a question or see answers to frequently asked questions.

Library Hours

Library staff members are available to assist you during library hours

Library Liaison for Nursing Students & Faculty

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Marcia Keith
Student Union & Library Building: Rm 203-B
Subjects: Health, Nursing

My Hours

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Monday 4/8 OFF
Tuesday 4/9 11:00-8:00
Hammond Campus
Wednesday 4/10 8:00-5:00
Hammond Campus
Thursday 4/11 8:00-5:00 Remote
Friday 4/12 8:00-4:30
Hammond Campus
Saturday 4/13 CLOSED
Sunday 4/14 OFF
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Monday 4/15 8:00-5:00
Hammond Campus
Tuesday 4/16 11:00-8:00
Hammond Campus
Wednesday 4/17 8:00-5:00 Remote
Thursday 4/18 8:00-5:00 Remote
Friday 4/19 8:00-4:30
Hammond Campus
Saturday 4/20 CLOSED
Sunday 4/21 12:00-5:00 Remote


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