You made the big decision to go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner, but all that studying? You’re going to need help! Thanks to today’s technology, learning has become a whole lot easier. Using apps on smart phones and iPads, you now have instant access to unlimited information and resources. No NP student can afford to go through school without it. Here are my top 5 must have apps for nurse practitioner students.
1. Penultimate – Available for the iPad. This is truly amazing technology for students. “Penultimate gives you the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility.” Store your thoughts in notebooks for each topic, project, or category. “Penultimate can manage as many notebooks as you can create, each with an infinite number of pages. View your list in a notebook carousel or sort and scroll in a fast grid view.” Send single page images or notebooks in PDF format to classmates, share your notes in the classroom on a screen or projector, or print directly from your ipad with ePrint printers. Learn more at Penultimate.com.
2. Evernote – Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry. Do you dream of having a photogenic memory? Well, dream no more. Evernote helps you remember everything, across all of the devices you use. Save whole entire websites, articles, notes, webclips, files, and images. Share your notes and collaborate on projects with classmates. Snap photos of whiteboards and books. View saved notes and files on Evernote on your iPhone or desktop. Learn more at Evernote.com.
3. PocketPharmacist – Available for iPhone & iPad. Voted #1 Pharmacy App and featured in the Medical Best Of The Best awards by iPhone Life Magazine’s Nov/Dec 2011 Issue. Designed by a licensed pharmacist, PocketPharmacist presents important drug information in a clear, concise manner. Learn more at PocketPharmacist.
4. Learn Muscles: Anatomy Quiz & Reference – Available for iPhone & iPad. With 141 beautiful muscle images with name, action, origin, insertion and comments, plus audio pronunciation guide, a quiz maker, an action viewer and 6 short videos,” There’s no easier way to learn muscle anatomy. Learn more at Learn Muscles.
5. Lab Values Pro – Available for iphone, iPad, iPod touch. The only lab reference you’ll ever need. Features “Hundreds of lab values organized into 16 classic categories as well as 12 common panels categories with links to Google, Clinilab Navigator, Lab Tests Online, Medline Plus, and WebMD for more information. Thousands of commonly used abbreviations. More than 400 prefixes/suffixes. Vast resources and examples are right at your fingertips, ready for whenever or wherever you might need them, as reminders or as an educational tool.” Learn more at LabValues Pro.