RN-BSN Nursing Program - Home

This guide contains helpful information for those students enrolled in the RN-BSN Online Program at Ohio University.

Health Sciences Subject Librarian

Hanna Schmillen
Alden Library- Room 206
Grover W123A on: Tuesdays 1-4pm (unless noted-starting May 31)
Skype Contact

Welcome to the RN-BSN Guide!

NursesWelcome to the research guide designed especially for students in the RN-to-BSN online program.   Information posted here will be aimed at answering your most frequent questions your library gets from students in your program, so you should check here first if you get stuck doing research for an assignment.  Of course, no guide can answer all your questions, so feel free to contact a reference librarian noted in the Contact/Need Help? page or your Health Sciences Librarian, Hanna Schmillen, directly; you can find her contact information in the box to the bottom left. Hanna will also post relevant material and information on this guide to help you through your assignments so be on the look out!

photo courtesy of Otis Historical Archives

Nursing Student Knowledge CenterThe Nursing Student Knowledge Center is the central point for all RN-to-BSN course information and is designed to help you succeed. It includes links to: Order books, Financial aid, Tech support, Course offerings, Forms and resources, and much, much more!

Organize Your Resources!--> You will thank me later

Use Zotero or another citation manger, I promise it will make your life much easier and you will thank yourself later. With Zotero you can easily collect citation information as you search and then pull it out later as you are reading and writing. It will also help you create citations, and it is free.

There are a couple ways to use Zotero on your computer: https://www.zotero.org/download/

  1. Via a Firefox extension--> this is what I (Hanna, the librarian) use and demo in class.
  2. Via Zotero Standalone and a browser connector (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) that will allow you to add content to Zotero. Note that Zotero does not support Internet Explorer. If you are a Safari or Chrome user, download the standalone and then add the connector for your browser. The files for the connectors are under the software downloads on Zotero's site. You can also find the Zotero Connector as an app in Chrome.
  3. Via their website, by logging and viewing your library but you have limited capability. --> I do not suggest this.

Once you have downloaded Zotero, you may have to go to your browser preferences to ensure the Zotero Icon will show on your bookmark toolbar. You will also have to sync your standalone with your connector by logging into your free Zotero account.

Alden Library hosts a variety of workshops and other Zotero tutorials to help you out. Here is a link to many options for help using Zotero.

Using the Zotero Microsoft Word Add-in tips and information.