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Nursing Resources: Patient Education

Patient Education

One of nurses’ primary responsibilities is patient education.  Fortunately, there are many resources on the principles and application of patient education. There are also many quality resources you can use to find and share appropriate materials that have been developed by others. You can also consult our guide on Consumer Health Information



What is health literacy?

 Health literacy is defined in the Institute of Medicine report, Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion, as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions."

(Nielsen-Bohlman, Lynn. Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion. Washington, DC, USA: National Academies Press, 2004.)

Read more about health literacy through the National Network Library of Medicine

Magnet Recognized

The Mount Sinai Hospital earned Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the 3rd consecutive cycle in 2014 for our team’s unwavering dedication to patient care and nursing excellence. Prior Magnet designations were awarded in 2004 and 2009.


Mount Sinai Center for Nursing Research and Education

Mount Sinai Nurses Website