Laptop vs iPad - page 4

Hi. Do you recommend a laptop or an ipad for NP school? Just wondering what you all think.... Read More

  1. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
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    You cannot write a thesis or any major paper on an ipad. At least not easily! My kids love the ipad, but it is just a toy.
  2. Visit  edmia profile page
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    Notability is great! And it is available (http://www.gingerlabs.com/). I have it on my ipad2.

    If you have to choose one or the other, then a good laptop makes more sense. If you can do both, even better.
  3. Visit  edmia profile page
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    Oh, I completely forgot to suggest Libre Office. It's a free, full office suite. Opens all ms docs and saves in ms format to then upload or share with anyone. Works on Mac and pc. Highly recommend it in order to break free from the ms monopoly.
  4. Visit  Miiki profile page
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    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    You cannot write a thesis or any major paper on an ipad. At least not easily! My kids love the ipad, but it is just a toy.
    Oh goodness...Not being a great tool to type long papers doesn't make tablets "just a toy."
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  5. Visit  Still Standing profile page
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    For Faulkner Nursing you will need to invest in a laptop or computer, the classes are web enhanced and there will be quite a few disks that come with the textbooks that you have to use and you will have to use online sites such as ATI and watch videos on each lesson and take tests, and practice tests, you will have a lot of things you will have to download and print!
  6. Visit  kayruhh profile page
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    Quote from tcstr05
    For Faulkner Nursing you will need to invest in a laptop or computer, the classes are web enhanced and there will be quite a few disks that come with the textbooks that you have to use and you will have to use online sites such as ATI and watch videos on each lesson and take tests, and practice tests, you will have a lot of things you will have to download and print!
    Thanks can I pm you with some questions?
  7. Visit  Still Standing profile page
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    Quote from kayruhh

    Thanks can I pm you with some questions?
    Sure you can, I will be glad to help out in any way that I can!
  8. Visit  Floridanurse profile page
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    Thanks for all the wonderful information you all have placed on my thread. I appreciate each and everyone of your comments. I have decided that I want a laptop for my first semester and for Christmas, I want an ipad.
    shamrokks likes this.
  9. Visit  BritFNP profile page
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    I just purchased a Macbook air 11". It is amazing. Light enough to carry around and even take in a patient's room, pull up EMR, and do their history as you go. Typing is difficult on the iPad, would probably slow you down in fact.
  10. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Most hospitals have "COWS" computers on wheels that we all use when in the hospital. I do have an ipad that I take with me to clinics and put on a wheeled stand to make rounds with - works very well.

    In the hospital though I use their computers.

    Gotta agree thought that I love my Macbook Air 11"
  11. Visit  shamrokks profile page
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    Quote from itsmejuli
    I replaced my laptop with an Asus Transformer Prime tablet. Its Android, has detachable keyboard and USB port.
    I love those! I do not own one...yet.
  12. Visit  shamrokks profile page
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    I have a laptop and I have a kindle fire. I am considering purchasing an ipad to download some of my nursing books onto ( to make the bookbag lighter). I know I can get them on Kindle Fire as well but I can do more with the ipad. I think the biggest thing is how tech savy the person is. Not all of know what can be done with these and we don't catch on as quick on how to convert things and use different apps for getting stuff done.


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