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I love mine. With the extra memory card it holds all my resources needed for clinicals and beyond. It took some getting used to be I'm in love with it. If you've got the upgrade and your instructors don't mind a smartphone (ours encourage them or ipod touches) then I say go for it
Love mine! I got an extra memory card ($30) so that I could download nursing software onto it without slowing the phone down, and I use it all the time. I have yet to pay for software, but I downloaded the free Epocrates drug software and I was using it ALL day yesterday in clinical. That software is worth it's weight in gold because it contains everything that a drug book does, and it's totally free!
I have also just gone onto the internet to look up unfamiliar diagnoses' and labs, etc. If your school and facilities allow you to have one, I say go for it!
Some of my classmates have Palms in addition to their phones, but I just don't see the point of having 2 devices, if you can have 1 that does both functions! I like that I can carry my phone on me to use it's smart phone capabilities, but then peek at it occasionally to make sure no emergency calls or texts have come in about my child. I keep mine on total silence without vibration, because the vibration is just as annoying as the phone ringing, and that way I'll not be reprimanded for carrying it. Hope this helps!
don't forget that if your device comes with microsoft office you can download your own notes from school into your phone. i use my moto g all the time (in clinical and elsewhere). be sure to turn off the phone feature though...lol.
I had the Palm Centro and went to Palm Pre. I loved them!!! With the extra memory card and I can put my notes in the data. I use excel, works, etc with it. As a previous poster stated also you can put your notes in for a quick reference when needed for a quick review before a test etc. Wouldnt be without one.