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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