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ClinicalKey for Nursing provides access to nursing content including full-text books and journals, point-of-care monographs, customizable patient education handouts, drug monographs, videos, images, practice guidelines and clinical trials. Remote access is available.  


To access ClinicalKey for Nursing click here. You will need to sign in using your MyAthens login for access. If you need to create a MyAthens login click here using a hospital desktop computer, corporate mobile or device connected to the VPN. For help using MyAthens click here


You can search and browse ClinicalKey for Nursing using any work computer without logging in. However you will need to create a login if you wish to save content, sign up for alerts, set up remote/mobile access or claim CPE/CME credit. To create a login follow the steps below.

1. Click Register on the top right hand corner

2. Fill in the required details then click on Register

3. You can now login by clicking Login on the top right hand corner of the website.

Alternative Remote Access

As mentioned above you can use MyAthens for remote access. 

Alternatively, to sign up for remote access directly with ClinicalKey for Nursing follow these steps:

1. Click on the menu icon on the top right hand corner

2. Click on Remote Access

3. Follow the instructions ensuring you use a @health.nsw.gov.au email address and select Western Sydney Local Health District – Remote Access as the organisation.

4. Now that you are set up for remote access directly with ClinicalKey for Nursing you can go to http://clinicalkey.com.au/nursing , click Login on the top right hand corner, then login. See section above for how to create a login.

Mobile Access

For mobile access:

  1. Open the App Store on your mobile device (Available in Google Play for Android devices, and iTunes for Apple devices) then download the ClinicalKey app.
  2. Login using your credentials. See section above for how to create a login.


Vendor demonstration recording

You can view the Clinical Key for Nursing Vendor Demonstration Recording for a 21 minute demonstration specifically for WSLHD. 

Vendor help page

Visit the ClinicalKey for Nursing Help page for further help in using ClinicalKey for Nursing. You can view Toolkits which provide the latest content on specific topics.

Short 'how to' videos from Elsevier

Creating a personal account

Register for a personal account and remote access

Searching and browsing

Logging time for claiming CME/CPD points

Exporting images using the presentation maker


WSLHD Libraries provide regular training on a variety of topics. Find scheduled training sessions here or fill out the training request form to arrange a tailored one-on-one or group training session. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I claim CME credits on ClinicalKey for Nursing?


How do I see what content in Clinical Key for Nursing I can access?

Access the Master Content List spreadsheet for a list of all content available in Clinical Key for Nursing.