Typical cellular data use in NS - page 3

Hi, everyone! Question! I'm planning on taking the HESI test in January for nursing school, and I'm thinking of buying a new smartphone for nursing school. I don't have one right now, hence my... Read More

  1. by   AnnPerkins
    I'm a tech girl. I have all of the things you mentioned because, well, I like them and I can afford them. That being said, I don't *need* any of them for nursing school. Not one. We aren't even allowed to have our phones in the facility during clinicals, so that point is moot. I'd say if you want to get them, go for it. But will it make you a better student or get you better grades? No, I don't think so.

    Ironically, I have an Apple Watch, but had to buy a cheapo Walmart watch with a second hand because the Apple Watch won't stay on for a full 60 seconds.
  2. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from AnnPerkins
    I'm a tech girl. I have all of the things you mentioned because, well, I like them and I can afford them. That being said, I don't *need* any of them for nursing school. Not one. We aren't even allowed to have our phones in the facility during clinicals, so that point is moot. I'd say if you want to get them, go for it. But will it make you a better student or get you better grades? No, I don't think so.

    Ironically, I have an Apple Watch, but had to buy a cheapo Walmart watch with a second hand because the Apple Watch won't stay on for a full 60 seconds.
    In the watch app on your phone, under settings, general settings, wake screen, there's an option for how long it stay "woke" on tap. Change it from wake for 15 seconds to wake for 70 seconds.
  3. by   PudgeMC
    Your first semester is going to be ungodly expensive. I had titers, a new computer (I just went to the computer lab before NS), my books were about $1400 (Most of them will be used throughout the program), drug tests, background checks, etc. Your stethoscope will be the last thing your worried about.
  4. by   AnnPerkins
    Well I'll be damned. lol

    My cheap watch broke too, so this is timely. Turns out a $5.95 watch doesn't have much longevity.

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