Nursing school and PDA?

  1. Still working on my pre-req's as I am working full time, but hope to enter nursing school Fall 2004!

    I currently have a Handspring Visor and have an opportunity to sell it. I'm wondering if I should hang on to it for nursing school? Will I need a PDA?

    Thanks for any advice you can give!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   EmeraldNYL
    Hang on to it! We are required to have PDAs in my nursing school. It has actually come in handy because when I go to clinicals I don't have to take a reference book with me-- it's all in my PDA.
  4. by   kc_jellybean
    Can you suggest any software titles I should be prepared to purchase?

    Thx!
  5. by   EmeraldNYL
    Check out Skyscape.com. I have Davis Drug Guide, Stedmans, RNDiseases, and Lippincott nursing procedures. I'm probably goint to get a critical care reference soon too.
  6. by   kc_jellybean
    Oooooooooooohhhh, so much cool stuff! :roll

    Thank you so much for the info! Looks like the MemPlug I got for my Handspring will come in handy once I get to nursing school!

    Thanks again!
  7. by   Dublin37
    But which PDA???
    Heather
  8. by   kc_jellybean
    I have a Handspring Visor, and Skyscape.com says their software is compatible - WOO HOO! They also have "bundled" deals - get a Palm PDA plus 1 of their best-sellers for 1 low price.

    Unfortunately, I'm strapped for cash so I'm just going to keep the one I already have. The Visors have been discontinued, so you can pick one up pretty cheap on eBay from "gray" market distributors, or even direct from Handspring.com (new and refurbished).

    Since they have been discontinued, accessories can be found either 1) for really cheap or 2) waaaay overpriced because sellers know users can't go anywhere else .

    Check out sites like PDAgeek.com and PDAbuyersguide.com for reviews if you're looking to buy.

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