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Last update: Jun 23/21

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.

Health Case Studies This is a Canadian-created resource(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.


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.


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.


B.C. Open Textbook Collection: NursingThis is a Canadian created resource (Various CC licences)

A collection of open textbooks on various topics in nursing.

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.

Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing This is a Canadian-created resource(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 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, and include:

  • Nursing Pharmacology (Available now)
  • Nursing Fundamentals (Available summer 2021)
  • Nursing Skills (Available now)
  • Nursing: Mental Health & Community Concepts (Available summer 2022)
  • Nursing: Management & Professional Concepts (Available summer 2022)


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.

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