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Nursing: Books/eBooks

A selection of excellent Nursing resources to help you with your studies

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Some required textbooks for Year 1

For a complete list of required and recommended textbooks for nursing, refer to your specific programme handbook available in My Ara / Student Information / Programme Information Documents here. 

Some of these textbooks are available as ebooks. For those that are only in hard copy you can access these in the High Use Collection at the Christchurch City and Manawa campuses and at Timaru Campus. Ask staff in the Library for assistance.

Wound Care

Communication skills


Some recommended texts for year 3


Anatomy and physiology

Māori and nursing - Mahi tapuhi

Nursing Research