Ipad for Nursing School? - page 8

by Reebles 37,990 Views | 93 Comments

I just got accepted to SFSU for Fall 2010 and I am reading all these threads on what I need to buy for school. Almost everyone points out a PDA/Iphone is needed. Anyone using an Ipad or plan to? Reanna... Read More


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    Quote from healthstar
    Damn people are going to forget how to hand write. I have 5000 computers and I don't take one to class. I love my hand writing and I am so creative and I love highlighting. We have powerpoints for everything, there's not a lot to write. I have a few freaks in my class that type so fast and it is annoying. I only use my iPod to access apps, can't use it in clinicals bc we are not allowed ,but I look over some apps ahead of time.
    Technology is only going to become more prevalent. I understand you may not like it, but it's not going anywhere. Don't become one of those technophobe nurses that always has to ask for help with the computer stuff at work- no one likes those people.
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    I just found out Saturday, May 26th, that I got accepted into the ADN program at my local CC. It states on the letter that an Ipad2 or Ipad3 is required and all books are to be etexts or ebooks, something like that.
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    I agree with the technology requirement, but to limit it to an Ipad? There are lots of tablet and netbook choices that would also work for ebooks, and I'm sure many people already have one or the other.
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    Exactly, there are tons more choices available than the Ipad in the tablet market. But, i guess it has become the standard by which all follow or copy. Apple has always lead in innovative and intuitive gadgets which we just dream of and then poof they're the first one to come up with it but at a price also that crunches the pocket hehe. And for student nurses, every penny counts. As for the other choices, sure they'll be able to handle those etexts or ebooks equally well at more worthy prices hehe Check these top tablers from the latest CES expo Top Five Tablets of CES | PCWorld. From my experience, the they just need a bit more tweaking as compared to apple ones
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    i wish they would have come out with these when i was in nursing school, it would have made it a bit easier not having to carry all of those heavy books like anatomy & physiology plus these make it more convenient to write essays etc.
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    Thanks your review was helpful. I have a mac book pro but it's from 2007. It works great but I was thinking about getting an Ipad now I realalize it's a waste of money. I am good with the ipod touch and my mac. It works fine .
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    Quote from gitanorn
    i wish they would have come out with these when i was in nursing school, it would have made it a bit easier not having to carry all of those heavy books like anatomy & physiology plus these make it more convenient to write essays etc.
    i prefer a textbook rather than a digital version though
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    Quote from karrie79
    I just found out Saturday, May 26th, that I got accepted into the ADN program at my local CC. It states on the letter that an Ipad2 or Ipad3 is required and all books are to be etexts or ebooks, something like that.
    wow. that would be hard for me. I prefer an actual textbook.
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    I have an IPad...can't wait to take it to school this fall!

    It will be much better than carrying my big ole laptop!
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    Quote from gurjit123
    wow. that would be hard for me. I prefer an actual textbook.
    I agree totally agree with you gurjit123!!!
    gurjit123 likes this.


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