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.
We have also taken this chance to compile a list of nursing iPhone Apps:
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.
A premium drug and disease reference with hundreds of diagnostic and laboratory tests. And free updated medical news!
A free drug guide with formulary information and drug interaction checker. Plus free updates and medical news!
An app to help you with commonly needed math formulas needed in the nurse workplace.
An app to help you learn or remember over 2000 terms commonly used by nurses.
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.
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.
This nursing app gives you free and expanded study tools for medical and nursing students.
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.
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.