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Case Studies

End-of-life Care After Stroke: Videos and Illustrations (CC BY-NC-SA)

This e-learning module aims to help healthcare professionals have sensitive and effective conversations about end of life care after stroke. Using different case study videos, its goal is to improve the care that stroke patients receive at the end of their life and the experiences of their families.

This is a British Columbia created resource.Health Case Studies (CC BY-SA)

Eight separate health case studies that align with the open textbooks Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care and Anatomy and Physiology: OpenStax.

This is a British Columbia created resource.Nursing Virtual Case Studies (CC BY)

These learner paced, interactive virtual branching case studies aim to help learners develop their noticing and clinical judgment skills. Each case study is designed to work with a specific level of learner (novice to advanced) and uses a variety of resources to help learners prepare for the experience and reflect on their actions. Concepts of patient-centered care, communication, safety and health and illness are used to demonstrate how care is provided in a variety of health care settings across the lifespan (community and acute care).


OpenStax – Nursing (CC BY)

Our nursing textbooks are designed to meet the standard scope and sequence requirements of their respective courses – and are 100% free online. Complete with free resources for educators (like LMS course shells, lecture slides, instructor answer keys, and more), all OpenStax textbooks are fully customizable. Explore our texts below and adopt any and all parts useful to your course.


Regul8: A framework for optimising autonomic regulation in children (CC BY-NC)

The Regul8 framework represents an approach to providing fundamental children’s nursing care. The impetus for the work was to align emerging understandings and research outcomes with current children’s nursing practice. Concepts were developed through continuous exploration of emerging scientific fields and refined through a decade of teaching and learning alongside children’s nursing students, practitioners and educators from across Africa. The framework is designed to comprehensively address the major influences on regulatory function through an intentionally Afrocentric guide to children’s nursing care planning. This resource includes a poster and a document laying out the evidence supporting the framework.


This is a British Columbia created resource.BC Schools of Nursing Virtual Simulation Games (CC BY-NC-SA)

This resource is intended to be a series of interactive nursing training modules produced in collaboration between Selkirk College and College of the Rockies in British Columbia, Canada. While there is currently only one module available, more will be added later. Each module will contain learning preparation, background, a virtual simulation game consisting of videos embedded in an H5P activity, and a debrief. The first module is about post-operative care for a non-binary patient.

OpenRN Simulations for Nursing (CC BY)

A collection of online virtual simulations created in H5P. This simulations include a new born assessment, a patient with heart failure on a ventilator (see accompanying Teacher’s Guide), a clinic walk-in with chronic angina, a heart-failure patient in a LTC facility, a pediatric patient with asthma at a clinic, and an older adult patient receiving antimicrobial therapy in a hospital setting.

Open RN Virtual Simulations (CC BY)

Each simulation is designed in H5P and is available under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license, allowing free and open access for faculty to utilize, adapt, or modify them.


This is a Canadian created resourceDocumentation in Nursing: 1st Canadian edition (CC BY-NC)

This open access textbook is intended to guide best practices of documentation in the nursing profession. This resource is designed for students in undergraduate nursing programs, and addresses principles of documentation, legislation associated with documentation, methods and systems of documentation, and key trends in the future of documentation. Incorporated into this resource is legislation and practice standards specific to the province of Ontario, Canada.

This is a Canadian created resourceAn Introduction to Anti-Racism for the Nursing Professional: A Focus on Anti-Black Racism (CC BY-NC)

This textbook was created for undergraduate nursing students at the introductory level. Educators co-curated this OER in collaboration with students for students. This resource is a unique contribution to nursing education as content focuses on Anti-Black racism in the Canadian context.

Leading Change in Health Systems: Strategies for RN-BSN Students (CC BY)

This book is designed for practicing nurses pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This book is focused on building upon previous knowledge, skills and attitudes Registered Nurses (RNs) related to leadership in healthcare systems. Readers will be able to apply the theoretical knowledge gained from this course in their clinical practice environment.

This is a Canadian created resourceLeadership and Influencing Change in Nursing (CC BY)

Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing is designed for a single-semester introduction to the professional nurse’s leadership role as both a care provider and a formal leader. An assortment of authors with diverse nursing leadership roles across Saskatchewan and Canada have contributed to this textbook. These diverse voices are focused on providing student nurses with the foundational tools, techniques, and knowledge required to empower them to meet the leadership challenges found within the incessantly changing Canadian health care environment.

Nursing Advanced Skills (CC BY)

This book is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Advanced Skills course (543-112) and the NCLEX-RN Test Plan. Content includes advanced skills for registered nurses, such as intravenous infusion, blood product administration, management of central lines and chest tube systems, basic electrocardiogram interpretation, and nasogastric/feeding tube insertion, and builds on basic nursing skills discussed in the Open RN Nursing Skills textbook.

Nursing Assistant (CC BY)

This textbook is from Wisconsin Technical College and aligns with its Nursing Assistant program which prepares students for employment as nursing assistants as well as for entry to other health-related programs. This train prepares students for employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, community based residential facilities, assisted living centers, and homes for the developmentally disabled.

Nursing Fundamentals (CC BY)

This textbook from OpenRN is developed for entry-level prelicensure nursing students. Content is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Fundamentals course (543-101), the 2019 NCLEX-RN Test Plan, the 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan, and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act.

Nursing Management and Professional Concepts (CC BY)

This book has been developed specifically for prelicensure nursing students preparing to graduate and take the NCLEX-RN to obtain their nursing license. Content is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Management and Professional Concepts course (543-114), the 2023 NCLEX-RN Test Plan, and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act.

Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts (CC BY)

In this book, mental health and community health concepts are discussed while emphasizing stress management techniques, healthy coping strategies, referrals to community resources, and other preventative interventions. Nursing care for individuals with specific mental health and substance use disorders is examined, and the nurse’s role in community health needs assessments and caring for vulnerable populations is introduced.

Nursing Pharmacology (CC BY)

This textbook from OpenRN is designed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students. It explains basic concepts of pharmacology and describes common medication classes. This book is not intended to be used as a drug reference book, but direct links are provided to DailyMed, which provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States.

Nursing Skills (CC BY-SA)

This textbook from OpenRN is developed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students. It describes techniques for obtaining a health history and performing a basic physical assessment using a body systems approach. It also includes evidence-based clinical skills with related mathematical calculations and conversions.

Open RN series (CC BY)

The OER Nursing textbooks are written based on the State Nursing curriculum established by the Wisconsin Technical College System. Upcoming books include

  • Nursing: Mental Health & Community Concepts
  • Nursing: Management & Professional Concepts

Social Determinants of Health in Nursing Education (CC BY-NC)

This workbook was established with nurse educators and nursing students in mind to provide knowledge, guidance, and support for integrating social determinants of health (SDOH) across the nursing education spectrum. Contents from this workbook are applicable to pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs, RN-to-BSN programs, and graduate education.

Toward a Moral Horizon: Nursing Ethics for Leadership and Practice (CC BY-NC-SA)

This textbook will assist nurses and all health care providers to take up the challenge of embedding ethics in health care practice, education, research, and policy at all levels—from local to regional to global.


This is a British Columbia created resource.Nursing Skills Videos (CC BY)

This video series was produced by the British Columbia Institute of Technology BSN Program as part of the BCcampus Health OER project. The playlist includes:

Open RN Project videos (CC BY)

This channel contains OER media with a CC 4.0 license being used by the Open RN project. The Open RN project is funded by a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Department of Education to create 5 OER Nursing Textbooks with 25 associated Virtual Reality scenarios.

This is a British Columbia created resource.Personal Care – HCA videos (CC BY-NC)

These 11 videos were created by College of the Rockies and Selkirk College as part of BCcampus’s 2020 Open Education Foundation Grant for Institutions.


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