The best phone for a nursing student - page 3

I am looking for a new phone and was wondering if anyone can make any suggestions on a phone for a nursing student. I am applying in Jan so I have a few weeks to decide on a phone. Thanks for your... Read More

  1. Visit  freckles2rn profile page
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    Thanks for posting this. I am going into my 4th semester and was looking into getting some sort of a PDA. What apps did everyone put on their Itouch?? Are there any other suggestions, or is that the easiest way to go?
    Thank you!
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  3. Visit  NSALVADORE profile page
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    I agree with the itouch recommendation! I used to have a blackberry and loved the apps thats helped with clinical but I broke it and didn't have insurance on and it couldn't afford a new one. So I went back to a cheapo phone. But as a trade off I bought an itouch, I get to utilize all the same features! Epocrates is FABULOUS!! And I like that it doesn't look that I'm using my phone during school/clinical and I avoid the extra monthly charges so I think it's a great option!!!
  4. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Quote from CeilingCat

    My school so far is discouraging students from using electronic "books". Yes the iphones, ipods, droids, and palms let you install Drug Books or other things... but your instructors may discourage you from using them. Email you advisor to see what is allowed in the classroom or clinical setting.
    Wow, really? Our school gave us all iPod touches at the start pf the school year along with Skyscape software which includes several reference books (drugs and diseases and dictionaries etc).

    If you can't afford a data plan, I highly recommend getting an iPod instead- I use it at clinical all the time and during studying, and there are apps you can use to put flash cards on it too.

    Anyway, I vote cheap phone and cheap plan. A phone is a phone is a phone and if you're not going super fancy and expensive, I say bare bones is the way to go.
  5. Visit  rottielover profile page
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    Here's a thought: I was thinking about getting a new phone because I had heard about all the helpful apps that you can get for your phone that would be helpful in clinical. However, I decided against using my personal cell phone for EVERYTHING in clinical, because I honestly don't want what's on my hands at clinical on my everyday cell phone. I have my cell phone, and I have a Palm PDA. The less contaminated everything is when I leave clinical, the better!
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  6. Visit  AOx1 profile page
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    Quote from sswim
    Thanks for posting this. I am going into my 4th semester and was looking into getting some sort of a PDA. What apps did everyone put on their Itouch?? Are there any other suggestions, or is that the easiest way to go?
    Thank you!
    You should check out the mobile computing forum. There are some great threads on there, as well as some links for podcasts and apps! I was just reading some of them today and found them very helpful.
  7. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    Quote from CeilingCat
    You don't need a phone. You'll be too busy studying to chat with anyone. And you'll be so broke from all the textbooks and other expenses, you won't have the $ to spare on fancy phones or extra data plans.

    My school so far is discouraging students from using electronic "books". Yes the iphones, ipods, droids, and palms let you install Drug Books or other things... but your instructors may discourage you from using them. Email you advisor to see what is allowed in the classroom or clinical setting.

    Also be aware that any phone with a camera may be banned from Clinical areas due to privacy concerns. Some hospitals also don't let workers carry personal cellphones on them.

    Get the cheapo phone. When you graduate you can get the fancy phone.

    My school highly encouraged us to get the Ipod touch and the unbound medicine.
  8. Visit  melmarie23 profile page
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    our program gave us Palm TXs at the beginning of the program with Skyscape software. However, I hated the Palm and since I was due to re-up, I bought a Blackberry and transferred all my nursing and Skyscape software to that. I like it and its extremely convenient to have a drug guide and other references right at your fingertips.

    As for specific clinical sites, I always ask before hand before taking out my phone to use a nursing app, whether its okay. Other than that, my phone stays in my pocket or bag.
  9. Visit  Sand_Dollar profile page
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    I didn't really want to... but I reluctantly fell in love with my Iphone. I can't live with out it now. I understand not wanting an extra cost of data, but its totally worth it.
  10. Visit  Remi profile page
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    In regards to the ipod touch - which generation do you recommend that can accommodate all the apps?
  11. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    I got a second generation 16gb refurbished one and it accommodates all that I have and about 500 songs and a movie and I have a lot of space left.
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  12. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Seeing as this thread is more to do with Iphone, IPod and PDA's now will move this to the mobile computing forum
  13. Visit  ivanh3 profile page
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    I love my iphone. It has great apps, but another option is still the palm devices. You can get a used Palm Centro on ebay for dirt cheap (just about any carrier), and palm units still runs all of the great medical software (epocrates, sanford guide, Thompson clinical xpert, etc). You don't need a data plan for a Centro either.

    However, it does have a camera if that is an issue.

    Ivan

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