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Have iPhone will travel.

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If you are one of those travel nurses who loves to have the latest gadgets and can’t travel without your cell phone then you must have the iPhone from Apple. It’s a phone, camera, computer, etc… all in one! Sure there are other mobile devices and smartphones like the Blackberry, Palm and what have you, but in my mind nothing compares to the iPhone and all it’s available applications. Just this past week, the billionth application was downloaded from iTunes, I mean who can live without Twinkle (Twitter-like app) or Sit or Squat? There are numerous apps available in various categories, everything from the useful and practical to, not so much! Really, how many times are you going to use the Fart for Free app?

You can find just about any app that pertains to an interest of yours and if you haven’t taken a chance to find all the great apps available for travelers like yourself you may be missing out on some simple tools that can make your life as a travel nurse a lot easier. That’s why we have compiled this list of websites that have put together some of the best lists of iPhone travel apps on the web. And if you aren’t one of the early adopting travel nurses and find yourself without an iPhone you may not want to visit any of the links below or you may get jealous or even find yourself switching cell phone plans.

Top iPhone Apps for Travelers

Useful iPhone Apps for Travelers

AK Tech Girl: iPhone Apps for Travelers

In Pictures: 12 iPhone Apps For Business Travelers

We have also taken this chance to compile a list of nursing iPhone Apps:

Nursing Central: The all-in-one mobile and web solution for Nursing

A total solution for nurses with everything from info on diseases and procedures to nursing journal updates and a massive medical terms dictionary plus a whole lot more important stuff for nurses.

Epocrates Essentials

A premium drug and disease reference with hundreds of diagnostic and laboratory tests. And free updated medical news!

Epocrates RX

A free drug guide with formulary information and drug interaction checker. Plus free updates and medical news!

Kaplan Math for Nurses

An app to help you with commonly needed math formulas needed in the nurse workplace.

Kaplan Medical Terms

An app to help you learn or remember over 2000 terms commonly used by nurses.

Kaplan NCLEX-RN Medications Flashcards

With this app you get over 300 medication flashcards meant to help you study for the NCLEX.

You can study for the NCLEX with this series of apps from Mosby.

Mosbys NCLEX Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN® Exam: Childbearing & Womens Health

Mosbys NCLEX Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN® Exam: Medical-Surgical

Mosby’s Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN® Exam: Pediatric

PEPID

With this nursing app you are provided with free and platinum apps that assist with clinical decision making with support information and tools for doctors, nurses, emergency medical teams, and students.

BoardReview

This nursing app gives you free and expanded study tools for medical and nursing students.

Medical Spanish

Use this app to communicate with your Spanish speaking patients.

And since social networking is so important for travel nurses who want to stay in touch with their family and friends, don’t forget about the iPhone’s good old fashioned social networking apps. These websites have compiled some of the best and most popular ones out there.

iPhone Apps for Social Networks

10 Social Networking Apps for Your New iPhone 3G

Are there any iPhone users out there on the travel nursing road? If so what are some of your favorite apps? Besides the applications available in the aftermarket the phone itself has a lot of built in features that I can no longer live without. See for yourself at one of 251 Apple stores worldwide or any authorized retailer of Apple products. I’ve had a previous post about the iPhone, but let me reitirate… You can make phone calls, search the internet, watch movies, listen to music and on and on and on. The capabilities are endless it seems and this summer Apple is rumored to be releasing the 3rd generation iPhone. It will probably have a larger storage capacity and new features like sending pics/video, the much needed cut & paste feature and stronger connectivity to the internet, oh my! I know I can’t wait. Though I still use the OG of iPhones, I may look into getting a newer version. I must say though, I am not pleased with the service AT&T provides.

Since moving into my house I quickly realized that this cellular technology is not all that it’s cracked up to be. While at home I get NO SERVICE, unless I plug it in to the dock, which must be connected to the computer. Then and only then can I make a phone call, oh and it has to be on speaker because if I move it. Dropped call. Ugh! Don’t get me wrong… Besides that, the iPhone is fantastic. It’s just the service, which is ridiculous! I live in a major metropolitan area (Omaha, NE) and there should be no trouble getting a signal. Apparently AT&T think differently. Ha, no pun intended, Apple! I’ve called a number of times and all they say is, “we’re sorry, we’ll put in an order to our network folks…” Blah, blah, blah! DO SOMETHING or watch me petition for Verizon! Okay, I’m getting off the mark here. Bottomline. iPhone is great for all it can do when it can do it. LIke I said, go see for yourself and if you do get one, hit me up on Twitter/Twinkle… Screen name, Phunkywonder.

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About the Author:

Patrick Fuerstenau here. Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here. I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me. Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager! And I love writing about travel nursing.

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  3. Michael Jane says:

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  4. Kate says:

    On top of all the really cool applications listed above, iPhones have also made it easy to have destination information right at your fingertips, and these free travel guides (http://www.smartertravel.com/travel-guides/) are a great resource before you go and while you’re on the road.

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