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6/25/09 11:37 P

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I got one for my second semister of nursing school. It was sooooo much easier. Instead of carrying 20 million text books, I just charged my pda and slipped it in my pocket. It was off of ebay. Make sure that you can expand the memory because the nursing programs do take a lot of space. I have a palm tungsten t2 I think. Basic, no frills, but does the trick. I can only fit 1GB memory card, but I have a lot of free space. It was refurbished. I got a warrenty from square trade, so if anything happens I'll at least get money back.
Check out Pepid's program for student nurses.(free trial) It has a dictionary, drug info for nurses (that includes drug interactions, adverse reactions,and nursing considerations), labs(although you pay xtra for the add on), a dictionary (steadman's), and nursing diagnoses (NANDA)- although it doesn't give you all of them. I don't know how I managed without it. It takes some time to maneuver through the program, but when you learn how to do it, it's convenient. My clinical classmates come to me for help with meds and nursing care plans.
Good luck! I'm going back at the end of Aug.


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6/21/09 4:35 P

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I just graduated nursing school. In the beginning they told us that a pda was a must, but I only saw about two of my classmates with them, and I never felt the need. So if you don't have the spare cash, I'd wait until you see if you really need one or not.

Just my two cents! And best of luck!!

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SMILINGBLONDIE's Photo SMILINGBLONDIE Posts: 75
6/18/09 3:19 A

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Thanks BLEVERETT1,

I am totally going to get one. I just have to decide on one of the several out there.

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6/17/09 1:35 P

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Amazon has many good used affordable ones. I use one and it is a basic palm. Forgot the name Z22 or something like that. It has Epocrates (free)drug and med math download. The PDA and the program work well in clinicals. :-)

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SMILINGBLONDIE's Photo SMILINGBLONDIE Posts: 75
6/15/09 1:10 A

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I start nursing school at the end of Aug (74days exactly). I am trying to get my supplies in order and everyone is telling me that a PDA is a must. Anyone out there that can give me feed back on which one is the best and which ones to avoid.

And any other suggestions on helpful supplies to have before I start.

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