Best Apps for Nurses

nurseBeing a nurse takes a lot of skills. You need compassion, patience, a good memory and great communication skills. While you may possess these skills, that doesn’t mean you’re always going to remember what medications react negatively with each other or be able to find the support you need when it’s been just one of those weeks you need a hug.
That’s where technology comes in handy. Whether you’re favorite device is a Windows phone, your iPad or your Nook, there are plenty of apps available to you that can help you both on the job and even before when you’re in nursing school. Here are some of our top choices.

Top Apps for Nurses

  • NCSBN Flashcard- After you’ve finished CNA training and begin nursing school, you’ll quickly find that your life consists mostly of memorization. Testing your knowledge can be difficult, but this app helps ensure you’re studying the right thing. It’s available for free on both Android and iOS devices and downloads a library of medications to your phone.
  • Nursing Essentials- Tired of caring around your RN Pocket Guide? You don’t have to anymore. Thanks to this app, you can view all the information digitally on your Nook, Android, iPad or iPhone. Keep in mind that it does come at a small fee of $5 to $10. However, with information on almost any specialty and situation, it’s well worth it.
  • PEPID- This clinical and drug resource guide targets different professions with specific information the patient care related to those professions. You can gain valuable insight and refesher data as a nurse using this app. As a student, you get a guide that will help you when it comes to completing your courses, participating in clinicals and working in the lab. This app is available for mobile browsers, Blackberry, Android and iOS. A student subscription for the application is $195 a year, however.
  • Code Happy- Ever feel like you’re alone in the world of healthcare? Whether you’re a healthcare assistant, a nurse or just a student, this application is designed to let you know you aren’t. This app is a social network that lets you talk to, offer support and share information with other healthcare professional just like yourself. It’s available for free on Android and iOS devices.
  • AllNurses- Want information on nursing and the nursing profession? You’ve been to this website, no doubt, quite a few times to get your questions answered. This is the place to find the support you need as a nursing student and the help you need as a practicing nurse. And now, it’s available as a free app. Post in threads, create new discussions and even vote on polls with AllNurses.
  • EverNote- While not specifically an app for nurses, this application can greatly improve your life when you’re working in healthcare. Even as a healthcare assistant, using this application gives you the opportunity to take notes, create to-do lists and record reminders for yourself as you go about your workday. It’s free as well, and available on several platforms, including the iPhone and Android devices.

Want to make the most of your nursing career? Don’t let the massive amount of information keep you down. Lean a little on technology- it’s there to help you become a better nurse.

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