Diploma of Nursing: Home

About this guide

This guide has been designed to assist students studying the Diploma of Nursing to develop research skills and to find relevant resources to complete assessment tasks. Use tabs at the top of the guide to access library collections and resources including:

Your library account

You need to access your MyLibrary account online to:

  • check the status of physical checked out items
  • renew physical items eg. books

To access your account from the library website:

Search the library

Search the library

Non-VU access

ClinicalKey for Nursing

As a Diploma of Nursing student you have access to ClinicalKey for Nursing database.

To fully use the ebook and ejournal content you will need to register to create an account.

If you are having difficulties logging into the ClinicalKey for Nursing database you need to directly contact an Elsevier nominated representative.




 This content is licensed to Victoria University under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Contact your Health Librarian

Suzanne Poliness

College Librarian (Health and Biomedicine)



Iwona Janius
Librarian (Health and Biomedicine)



Kirstin Scholz

Librarian (Health and Biomedicine)


Learning Hubs

Learning Hubs: academic and study skills

Learning Hubs are welcoming, collaborative virtual and physical spaces that provide academic skill development and advice; assistance with transition to study; and a range of activities that build and enhance what you learn in the classroom.

From VU Polytechnic to PhD students we've got something for you. Offering workshops, drop-ins, study groups and 'Essential Activities', we help you build your skills for these areas and more:

Student Mentors are also available to assist you transition to uni and throughout your studies.

Use these links to:

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Acknowledgement of Country

Victoria University acknowledges, recognises and respects the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Bunurong/Boonwurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung
of the Kulin who are the traditional owners of University land in Victoria, and the Gadigal and Guring-gai of the Eora Nation who are the traditional owners of University land in Sydney.