Wiki guide

From Nursing Wiki

Anyone can read the Nursing Wiki's content but only registered (and verified) VU/VUMC users can contribute or edit the content. Please contact us for more information if you wish to be a contributor.  

Account Creation

After logging in with your VU/VUMC username and password, you will need to create a user profile page. Click on the person icon in the upper right corner of the screen. You will see a drop down menu. Click on your username. You will then see your blank profile page.

Click the 'Create this page' link. You will be provided a blank text box. Type your name and credentials (degrees, certifications, etc.) in the box and then scroll down and click the 'Publish' button.

After you publish that page, you will be able to edit it. Click on the pencil icon in the grey menu bar to edit the page. Please do the following:

  • Make your name and credentials a Heading by highlighting them and selecting Heading from the edit toolbar.
  • Add your department & Title OR school program (if this project is for a class, include the class number) as a Sub-heading 2.
  • Add your email address as a Sub-Heading 2.
  • Optional: add your photo by your cursor before your name and clicking 'Insert' in the toolbar. Then select Images and Media and follow the prompts to add your photo.


The quickest way to find information in the Nursing Wiki is to search for it using the search box, which appears on every page.

Enter keywords or phrases and press Enter or Return or click the magnifying glass icon (or Search or Go button when using other skins). If a page has the same title as what you entered, you will be directed to that page. Otherwise, you will see a list of articles that match your search terms or a message informing you that no page has all the keywords or phrases.

Creating A New Literature Summary Page

Use the search bar to search for the topic you want to create a literature summary on. If that page does not already exist, then you will be provided with a link to create a new page.


  • For naming pages, try to use short phrases such as: Pressure Injury Prevention, Cohorting COVID 19, Heat Therapy.
  • Make sure to double-check the spelling because once a page is created the title cannot be changed.

Creating Content for Your Page

Page Setup

Be sure you are in the edit mode on your newly created page. Click the pencil icon in the grey menu bar if you are not.

Step 1

To create the required sections of a literature summary page, copy and paste this list into the text box. After you paste the list, highlight it and select Heading from the dropdown menu in the edit toolbar.

Research Topic


Literature Search

Evidence Table(s)

Selected Bibliography

Step 2

Under the Literature Search section, you need to add the following sub-headings. Click the edit link next to the Literature Search heading. Copy and paste the list under Literature Search. Highlight the list and select Sub-heading 1 from the dropdown menu in the edit toolbar.


Search Terms

PubMed Search String

Creating categories

Using the Menu icon go the the Categories option and add in your category type.

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Type in the appropriate Category your options are:

  • COVID-19
  • Education Resources
  • Literature Summaries
  • User Profiles

Creating tables

To create your evidence summary table use the Insert Table button located in the Wiki Editor Toolbar.

Hyperlinks (internal and external)

There are two types of links used in the Nursing Wiki: internal and external links.

An internal link is when you link to a page located within the Nursing Wiki.

An external link is when you link to page located outside the Nursing Wiki such as a government website or PubMed.