nurse for life – The Future of UK Nursing Education is Here

Integrated learning experience facilitated by electronic solution

London, 15 September 2008 - Elsevier, world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that it is launching nurse for life a new electronic product for UK nursing students. Elsevier currently publishes some of the most popular nursing textbooks in the world and to ensure students can maximize their use of this world class content, the electronic solution Nurse for Life has been created specifically for the British nursing community.

nurse for life allows nursing students to access their textbooks electronically via a DVD that loads the ebooks they have purchased on to the hard drive of their computer. They can then access key information quickly by electronically searching across their textbooks, and save time with the automatic reference tool, which imports all the bibliographic information whenever a quote or passage is copied.

Being able to use all of the images in the books for presentations and assignments is a real asset to students. To cater to different learning styles, many books feature a wide range of 3D animations for an integrated learning experience. One of the most popular features is the highlighting and notes tools where students can collate information and customize their textbooks.

With online tools such as Wikipedia and Facebook there is a demand for study tools to move onto an electronic environment, giving students the flexibility to work and play in the same way.

“We know that British students like to work online and spend hours flipping between Wikipedia, Facebook and Google. All the content in nurse for life has been written and reviewed by experts working in nursing. When they access nurse for life, you can be sure that your students are getting the same trusted learning as they have from all our leading textbooks” commented Stephen Bradley, Vice President, eSolutions, Elsevier Health Sciences Division

nurse for life will allow UK students to expand the range of electronic tools they have for both home life and study. nurse for life is available from September 2008 in selected bookstores and directly from the Elsevier store.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media Contact:
Gemma Simpson
Marketing Manager Nursing Books
Elsevier
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g.simpson@elsevier.com