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evidence-based nursing, evidence-based practice, information literacy, nursing education, nursing programs



  1. Phelps, Sue F. MLS
  2. Hyde, Loree MLIS
  3. Planchon Wolf, Julie MLIS


The Association for College and Research Libraries published the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing (ILCSN) in January 2014, written by a task force of the Health Sciences Interest Group of the American Library Association. The ILCSN describes skills ranging from basic to advanced information research competencies for students enrolled in nursing programs at all levels and for professional nurses. This article guides administrators and faculty in use of the standards to design programs and coursework in information skills to support evidence-based practice.