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NURS 115 Course Description


Students will examine the general principles of pathophysiology.

NURS 115 Reference Resources and Reading List


Related Library Book Call Numbers

     *RB 112-RB 113


Nursing Resource Center       

The Nursing Resource Center, available through EBSCO, has information on the pathophysiology of over 1000 diseases and disorders.



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An evidence-based resource for health professionals provides information on the Etiology and Pathogenesis of all diseases and disorders.


Required Texts

Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology. (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-323-354097


Supplementary Readings/Materials

Van Meter, K. C., & Hubert, R. J., (2014). Gould's pathophysiology for the health professions. (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders. ISBN  978-1-4557-5411-3


Kumar, V. , Abbas, A. K., & Aster, J. C.  (2015). Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease. (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders. ISBN 978-4557-2613-4


Porth, C. M. (2015). Essentials of pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states. (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.  ISBN 978-1451-190809


Tortora, G. J., & Derrickson, B.  (2013). Principles of anatomy & physiology. (14th rev. ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN 978-1118-774564




American Journal Nursing

British Journal of Nursing

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy


Numerous electronic journals through CINAHL and Medline databases on EBSCO.



Nurseslabs. (2016). Pathophysiology [website].  Retrieved from [website]. (2016). Retrieved from


** Note that over 120,000 videos are retrieved on with the word "pathophysiology".

** Note that the term "physiopathology" is the preferred term for pathophysiology in the CINAHL database

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