Succeed at Nursing

We know that becoming a nursing student means lots of new and exciting challenges, which can sometimes be tough. So to help you navigate the early days we've put together some amazing resources to help you succeed in your first year and beyond.

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Get the NurseGuide App

Genius students need genius tools! Elsevier NurseGuide is a genius tool for first years, helping you to navigate your way through the early days and beyond. NurseGuide has a full medical dictionary for all those words you don't know yet, nursing principles and procedures, common clinical conditions and new content on the legacy of Florence Nightingale! What's more it's free...

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*Only available in Australia and New Zealand

First year Essential Books

You may already be familiar with some of our books like Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing – ANZ, 6th Edition. Well, we’ve got more great books like Potter & Perry for you to discover covering the subjects and skills that you will need to get through your first year successfully.

Our books are available to purchase through our website and from major book retailers.

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Get ahead with our Learning Solutions

ClinicalKey Student

With ClinicalKey Student, students have access to an online learning platform with leading nursing content, video resources and powerful study tools to help you study smarter.

Ask your librarian today if your university has access or click here for more information.

Complete Anatomy

The world’s most accurate, most advanced and best-selling 3D anatomy platform, with ground-breaking new technology, models and content. Not just an atlas, but an anatomy learning platform, with unique collaboration and learning tools designed for remote learning!

Subscribe to Complete Anatomy today with up to 60% off your first year!

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Elsevier Live, Student Edition

Revisit Elsevier Live and replay all sessions from the virtual series – all on demand when it suits you. Choose from the 16+ free webinar recordings from acclaimed Elsevier authors, doctors, and nurses from all around the world. Register to get exclusive access to all the session recordings to watch anytime, anywhere.

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Study tips

We hope that these tips from current nursing students will help you in your first year. Make sure you share this with your fellow first year nursing students.

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Free downloads

Download your digital Applied Anatomy & Physiology poster


Download your drug calculations card


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