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Nursing program: Research skills: HEALWA

Provides starting points for research in TCC's Nursing Program

HEALWA information


HEALWA, located online at, provides evidence-based information for licensed health care providers in Washington State, and has over 10,000 full text journals. It is a terrific resource to use after you've graduated from TCC and have received your license! 

What is HEALWA?

Answer: It is a way for licensed health care providers to access online resources such as Nursing Reference Center, ClinicalKey, DynaMed Plus, Natural Medicines, Joanna Briggs Library, MedLine, and CINAHL. You can go to the site and look at what is available.

Who has access to HEALWA?

Answer: Nurses who are currently licensed in WA state as LPNs or RNs can access HEALWA, as well as members of all of the professions that were included in the legislation. The following is from the About: HEALWA Eligible Professions page (linked below),  "The professions that are eligible to access HEALWA include Chiropractors, Dietitians, East Asian Medicine Practitioners, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists & Marriage & Family Therapy Associates, Licensed Practical Nurses, Massage Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Midwives, Naturopathic Physicians, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Optometrists, Osteopathic Physicians and Osteopathic Physician Assistants, Physicians and Physician Assistants, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Clinical Social Work Associates, and Speech Language Pathologists."

Who can I contact with HEALWA questions?

See the "Contact Us" page (linked below), or use the email address:

​What resources does HEALWA have?
  • CINAHL (HEALWA has access to over 10,000 online journals)
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • DynaMed Plus
  • Joanna Briggs Library
  • Nursing Reference Center
  • Patient Education Reference Center
  • And much more!

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