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Labtop or ipad for nursing school?????

  1. 0 Hello my fellow nursing students??? I was wondering what would be better for nursing school?? Labtop or ipad???
  2. Visit  cnoto34 profile page

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    From 'Bay Area , CA'; Joined Mar '13; Posts: 320; Likes: 49.

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  3. Visit  keya86tiff profile page
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    I'm guessing a laptop is better cause some things u can't pull up on a iPad!
  4. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    I absolutely ADORE my iPad... but I also have a small netbook for writing papers. If you had to choose, I would say iPad but be sure to have access to a regular computer like at your school's library.
  5. Visit  cnoto34 profile page
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    Quote from keya86tiff
    I'm guessing a laptop is better cause some things u can't pull up on a iPad!
    I was thinking that but wondering if ipad is easier to carry around and bring to class for motes
  6. Visit  cnoto34 profile page
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    Quote from zoe92
    I absolutely ADORE my iPad... but I also have a small netbook for writing papers. If you had to choose, I would say iPad but be sure to have access to a regular computer like at your school's library.
    I do have a computer at home so the ipad would be for nursing school
  7. Visit  Mina E. profile page
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    Before starting the ADN program, I was thinking about investing in an Ipad since I already had a laptop. I am already in my 2nd semester and have yet to buy that Ipad. I haven't had a use for it. Having a laptop is probably the best investment, well for me it was. Writing papers and especially careplans are alot easier on a laptop.
  8. Visit  x_factor profile page
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    I prefer my laptop over my pad by a long-shot when it comes to school work. It's much easier for me type up notes during class, type up research papers and essays, and anything else I need to type up on my laptop than it is on my pad with a touch screen.
  9. Visit  goingtothedogs profile page
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    I have an iPad and a laptop-- I leave the laptop at home and take my iPad everywhere. Everywhere. My notes are so much more effective as study tools now that I can easily integrate pictures into them... A few classmates have gotten one after seeing what it can do. I do still write papers on my laptop, but I really spend more time with my iPad than anything.
    You don't NEED one, but it really is awfully nice to have and to use. If you already have a computer at home, I highly recommend the iPad.
  10. Visit  cnoto34 profile page
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    Quote from goingtothedogs
    I have an iPad and a laptop-- I leave the laptop at home and take my iPad everywhere. Everywhere. My notes are so much more effective as study tools now that I can easily integrate pictures into them... A few classmates have gotten one after seeing what it can do. I do still write papers on my laptop, but I really spend more time with my iPad than anything.
    You don't NEED one, but it really is awfully nice to have and to use. If you already have a computer at home, I highly recommend the iPad.
    Thanks for info! I think u made my mind up...
  11. Visit  molls4 profile page
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    When choosing a computer or tablet, talk to people already in the program you are planning on attending. With the program I'm in now, we are required to watch skills videos online and you can't play them on an iPad. Just something to think about, especially if a desktop computer is older and doesn't have the system requirements or is slow :-)
  12. Visit  Mina E. profile page
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    Quote from molls4
    When choosing a computer or tablet, talk to people already in the program you are planning on attending. With the program I'm in now, we are required to watch skills videos online and you can't play them on an iPad. Just something to think about, especially if a desktop computer is older and doesn't have the system requirements or is slow :-)
    I agree, talk to someone already in the program your planning to attend. In my program, no one uses an ipad during lectures. Everyone prints out the powerpoints and records the lectures. And yes, we also had a lot of videos to watch for the skills.
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  13. Visit  cnoto34 profile page
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    Quote from Mina E.

    I agree, talk to someone already in the program your planning to attend. In my program, no one uses an ipad during lectures. Everyone prints out the powerpoints and records the lectures. And yes, we also had a lot of videos to watch for the skills.
    I better do some more thinking
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Mar 26, '13 : Reason: format
  14. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    I love my iPad! I record lectures with it, download PowerPoints and take notes on them, I have my biggest books in ebook form (as well as hard cover), I have NCLEX question apps, and so much more.

    I also use it in clinicals. I have my drug book on there and type up my clinical paperwork as I go.

    But I wouldn't want it without access to another computer. Not handy to write papers and some of my course materials use flash


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