So I start my BSN program next month (woohoo!) and my contract is up with my carrier around that time also. It looks like in just about every "what supplies are good to have?" thread, almost everyone says that their iPhone is one of their most useful tools. I was just wondering what, if anyone can compare, makes it better than a comparable Android smartphone (like a GSIII). Are there specific apps or functionalities (yeah, I don't know if that's actually a word but I'm just going to go with it) that make it better suited for nursing school? I won't lie; I'm pretty rabidly and vehemently anti-Apple (for reasons that would make up a light novel) so the bias is hard to overcome, but if it's going to make my life for the next couple of years any easier I'm willing to consider it.
Apr 4, '13
#Team iPhone! 75% of our class have iPhones! They seem to have better and more apps that are so useful in nursing schools. Apple also has great transferability when it comes to getting other apple devices! iPhone can still be utilized with one hand too!
Siri is awesome!
At my school, we are allowed to use our phones as clinical tools/references to but down on the amount if unnecessary things we have to carry to the floor, that already has limited space.
Last edit by PatMac10,RN on Apr 4, '13
I had an Android and when it broke, I caved into pressure and bought an IPhone. Wow, am I glad I did. It really is a superior phone and the apps are endless compared to the ones that you can get for the Android. One benefit that I never thought I would use is the IMessage. There are 8 people in my clinical group and we all have IPhones and can get into a "group chat" about things. It has helped us so much when it comes time to study and we all can't seem to get our schedules to work out. We just send out an IMessage to all of us and discuss things.
I also have to agree with PatMac10,SN, Siri is awesome! I can't tell you how many times I have asked her to look up things for me. Siri can also schedule a reminder and that has been HUGE. When you get into your program you are having things thrown at you right and left. It can get over whelming and there are just not enough hours in the day. A little thing like asking her to set a reminder for you and then forgetting about will take stress off of you. Being organized in this program is crutial and she really helps with that aspect.
The IPhone is definately worth the money. I can honestly say, I won't buy another Android.
Last edit by Momofzra on Apr 5, '13