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7 Apps for the Nursing Student

If you are pursuing a degree in nursing, then you already know how much work and dedication it takes to become a healthcare professional. Luckily there are a number of apps available that will help make your studies and your new career that much easier. With technological healthcare in mind, here are seven helpful apps for nursing students.

1. Nursing Essentials (iPhone/iPad, $5.99)

Smartphones and tablets are quickly replacing textbooks, which makes the Nursing Essentials app the perfect sidekick for any nursing student. The app is a great general-purpose resource for information on everything from administering immunizations to assessing pain and chemical imbalances to managing daily patients and workloads.

Nursing Essentials will help you throughout your degree as well as your post-graduate nursing endeavors. Whether you concentrate in respiratory, pediatric, neurological, or cardiovascular care, the Nursing Essentials app offers the vital assessment information to get the job done.

2. Instant ECG (iPhone/iPad, $0.99)

Electrocardiograms say a lot about a patient’s vitals and the sooner you master reading ECGs, the better. The Instant ECG app can help you develop the skills necessary to read the electrophysiology of patients including the myocardial action associated with ECG waveforms.

The app comes with over 30 unique ECG-based arrhythmias along with complete diagnosis criteria for each ECG chart. In addition, Instant ECG also comes with free updates, so you can advance your ECG interpretation skills on a continuous basis.

3. MedPage Today (iPhone/iPad, Free)

While you are seeking your degree in nursing, it’s important to stay on top of all the latest medical news and trends. The MedPage Today app keeps you up-to-date on breaking medical news as well as daily coverage on over 30 medical specialties.

In addition, the app also includes coverage from over 60 annual medical symposiums from across the country and the world. As part of MedPage Today’s features, the app also reports on clinical patient care solutions from leading evidence-based healthcare resources.

4. Netter’s Anatomy Atlas (iPad, $89.99)

The human anatomy is the embodiment of healthcare, no pun intended, so whether you’re pursuing your online DNP degree or you’re already a registered nurse, the Netter’s Anatomy Atlas app gives you the ins and outs of everything about the human body via detailed medical illustrations by Frank H. Netter, MD.


The app allows you to study the human body by region and system including complete respiratory and circulatory systems. There’s also a test feature that allows you to quiz yourself on the terminology behind the human anatomy all the way down to the tissue and organs.

5. Biology Dictionary (iPhone/iPad/Android, Free)

When it comes to healthcare, there are enough biological terms to fill a hundred dictionaries. Luckily, the Biology Dictionary app has all the terminology you’ll ever need conveniently located on your mobile device. In fact, the app contains a whopping 3,500 biological words and terminologies with more added on a recurring basis.

The app features an A to Z glossary of terms that are easily searchable and, as an added benefit, every word included in the app uses voice recognition, which means you can simply say the biological term you don’t recognize and the app will read you its definition.

6. Nursing Central (iPhone/iPad/Android, Free)

As a nurse-in-training, you’ll need to pull information from a number or medical resources regularly. The Nursing Central app helps you do just that by putting 5,000 drug databases and a collection of over 65,000 medical definitions at your fingertips.

The drug database includes dosing information, drug interactions, and contraindications. In addition, the medical database includes medical terms, images, and videos as well as diagnostic tests and quizzes.

7. Nursing Best Practices (iPhone/iPad, $2.99)

Knowing the best practices in your medical field is essential when patient care situations arise. The Nursing Best Practice Guidelines app takes the guesswork out of nursing, so you’ll know exactly how to treat your patients no matter what happens.

The app provides practice guidelines for a number of medical pre-treatment and post-treatment procedures. From primary care guidelines to home health care and emergency care, the Nursing Best Practice app covers it all.

If you are a nursing student, then let the apps above help you in your medical pursuits.

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Atish Ranjan

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  • My sister is using MedPage Today and she told me it;s really helpful to make her adapt to her job quickly and effectively also.
    thanks for your sharing


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