Anyone using a Book Nook ereader for nursing school?

  1. hi all! i was debating on whether or not i should buy a kindle or a book nook ereader for my own personal uses. but i was thinking it would be nifty to use it to download nursing books onto and read off of that while lying in bed or on a break at work... thoughts?
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Moved to the mobile computing forum

    You will find it useful not just at nursing school but once you qualify. May also want to consider a itouch if you don't want a phone, you can get a free kindle application so still read books as well as other ereaders but also can use nursing apps
  4. by   vtuck9
    So would you say a kindle would be better, or a book nook ereader?
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    I use Kindle on my Itouch and Ipad. I find both limiting but you could check both out to see what sort of ebooks are available. If Amazon has a better selection then Kindle would be the better choice
  6. by   LadyinScrubs
    When making a decision, check to see how long these books remain on your device. Some books disappear after 6 months.
  7. by   futurenurseya33
    If you have an amazon account, once you purchase the book its yours. They have a media library on their website. Same thing goes for Barnes and Noble Nook which also has an app on the ipad, iphone, ipod touch, and android devices.
  8. by   Southern Magnolia
    If you can swing it financially I suggest looking into an iPad. You can get an app for both nook and kindle. There's also iBooks. I also found a product called vital source bookshelf. They sell ebook versions of popular nursing books. They are similar in format to kindle books but you can highlight and make notes as well as print your notes. The other advantage is that with vital source you can access your books on your home computer and phone.

    Of course there's a billion other things you can do with an iPad as well.
  9. by   theantichick
    I love the Nook because it's compatible with more formats. HOWEVER, you'll probably find that the ereaders are not a particularly good solution for reference materials. Note taking is a known deficiency, and the search features are so-so. You also will not be able to find most of the textbooks available for ereaders. Ereaders are fantastic for any book that's almost all (if not all) text with no tables, pictures, etc. that you will read from beginning to end. They're not quite there yet for other applications.
  10. by   Robublind
    The problem I find is the nursing books I want are not available for the kindle. Anyone know of a good nursing text available on the kindle? I'm about to by a good emergency text but it's only available in DTF (dead tree format)

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