Which smartphone & apps for nursing school?
- 0Jun 8, '11 by stella2570I am a pre-nursing student trying to decide on which smartphone to buy and which apps are helpful. I have read other post which state in some schools/hospitals phones aren't allowed in clinicals etc. but I want one for looking up helpful info (such as drugs etc) outside of class. I have never owned a smartphone so I am a little in the dark other than the research I've done on the iphone and droid. Maybe I should wait until nursing school starts in Aug and see if the instructors or students suggest one over the other. Thanks so much!!
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- 1Jun 8, '11 by sheilamHi stella2570,
I would definitely recommend Epocrates (I have an iPhone). It's a really handy drug reference.
Also, I would get an NCLEX practice app (or 2 or 3-I have 4 ) - it's never to early to start familiarizing yourself with how NCLEX questions are written, even if you don't know the info yet
Best of luck to you!!!
- 0Jun 8, '11 by CBsMommyI also have an iPhone which has more apps available than the other smart phones. I LOVE, LOVE my iPhone. I can record my lectures, play them back while driving in the car. iTunes has several available recordings/lectures on nursing for free. It also has a ton of useful apps. I love Epocrates, the Davis Drug Guide, I have a lab value app, a nursing calculator, several NCLEX apps, games (Angry Birds is great for when you are annoyed). I use mine everyday in clinicals.
Good luck to you in your schooling!
- 0Jun 8, '11 by FLDoulaI have an iphone and an ipad 1 and like the apps they have to offer. I'm starting the program this fall. I third the Epocrates app. I have also installed Eponyms, Medscape, Micromedix Drug Information, Nursing Essentials, NCLEX Lite, and a few med calculators. I'll see how I like them and how much I'll use them.
For my ipad I have the above apps plus Penultimate, and NoteTaker HD. I liked those as I can email the notes to myself for back up and printing.
I took the recommendations I've found here on allnurses and went exploring!
- 1Jun 8, '11 by pitayaI don't want to pay extra money every month just to have a smart phone, so I opted for a PDA - the iTouch. I looove my iTouch. I have the Nursing Central app which has Taber's dictionary, Davis drug guide, a nursing diagnoses guide, disease guide, and a couple other features.