Utilizing Nursing Apps
A few years back, Apple trademarked the phrase "There's an app for that," and it's hard to think of a slogan that rings truer. Trix aren't just for kids and I've had an M&M melt in my hand, but I've rarely though of a worthwhile app that doesn't already exist. If I did, I'd probably be a millionaire.
The Seinfeld reunion season of Curb Your Enthusiasm made a big joke of that idea, suggesting George had gotten rich by creating the iToilet, an app that uses GPS mapping to find nearby toilets, only to lose his millions by investing with Bernie Madoff. And, wouldn't you know, there actually is an app that does just that (odds are there are several).
I went without a smart phone for a pretty long time, but I got one earlier this year, and it would be hard to deny how helpful apps can be. I'm partial to my flashlight app, but really, they're all quite good, particularly the nursing ones.
A quick look through the App Store shows that there are plenty of apps that focus on nursing topics, ranging from drug handbooks and medical definitions to care plans and NCLEX prep quizzes. Some are free, some are not, but, either way, there's a lot of content out there.
With the end of school rapidly approaching, I've grown fond of the NCLEX prep apps. Any time I have a few minutes, I can click in and quickly take a quiz - five questions on anxiety disorders here, ten questions on the cardiovascular system there.
I'm sure many of you have already found apps you like, but if you haven't, I highly suggest doing so. It's added a whole new dimension to my studying, and, I think it will ultimately prove fruitful when it comes time to take the boards.