For those of you trying to decide between buying your nursing software bundle from Skyscape vs. Unbound Medicine for your PDA here is my sorry experience after one year.
I bought the Unbound Medicine bundle because it came with Nursing Central which was a website that contained all my publications. It was great because I can access it from any computer with an internet access. It was nice to have the desktop version because it was very useful in doing care plans
and med write-ups. The Skyscape PDA software versions came with the desktop version for free. However I felt that the ability to access Unbound Medicine from anywhere was worth it. Was it? No not really, I never really used Unbound Medicine from anywhere else except my home.
What am I sorry about? In order for me to keep accessing Unbound Medicine/Nursing Central on my desktop, I would have to essentially pay the whole price of the publications all over again minus 20% discount. For me they want me to pay $129.00 for the privilidge of accessing the web site for another year.
Skyscape PDA software comes with the desktop version and (as far as I know) I'm not forced to repay the whole price of the publications (minus 20%) in order to keep using it. The publications offered at both sites for their nursing student bundle are basically the same and the prices are similar.
I really studied as much of the entries as I could in this website before deciding on Unbound a year ago. I did not know about this limitation. Now I'm out a desktop version. If I had bought it from Skyscape in the first place I would not now have this problem. So please learn a lesson from me before spending money at Unbound for your nursing PDA software.