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Intro to Nursing Resources

A guide to conducting Nursing research in the AU Libraries

Clinical Practice Guidelines

According to the Institute of Medicine* (2011) "Clinical Practice Guidelines are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options." 

*Currently known as the National Academy of Medicine

Institute of Medicine (2011). Clinical practice guidelines we can trust. The National Academies Press.


Selected United States Guidelines:

Selected International Guidelines:


Search for guidelines in nursing and medical databases: