15 Totally Free Nursing Apps Every Nurse Must Have

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As nurses, we always want to do our best to fulfill our duties and responsibilities.

With the help of technology these days, everything is already within our reach. And since learning is a continuous process, we can use the help of technology to further our knowledge and enhance the care we give to our patients.

Also Read: 100 Best Android Apps for Nurses

Have you been wondering what Nursing applications you can download for free? Here are 15 totally free nursing apps that every nurse must use:


1. Eponyms

If you need to look up a medical word that you have forgotten, or maybe a word that you have never encountered before, this is the app for you. It has more than 1,700 eponyms and it’s awesome!


2. Qx Calculate

This is a calculating application, as the name suggests, and will help you calculate Framingham or CHADs2 scores in a jiffy.


3. MD EZ Labs

A really good laboratory app, MD EZ Labs displays normal values and possible differentials. It also suggests links so you can research further whatever you are looking for.


4. Medscape

This application contains more than 3,200 diseases, conditions and procedures. If you are having a hard time understanding a certain medical condition or disease, or maybe a diagnosis, you can simply look it up on Medscape.


5. Epocrates

You can use Epocrates to look for drug interactions and other drug information. Its user interface is very clean and easy to use.


6. Nursing Central

This application has a drug guide, a medical dictionary, diseases and disorders, and of course, laboratory and diagnostic tests all in one very amazing app.


7. Mini Nurse Lite

This cool app offers important details like Nursing skills, IV rates and medication dosages. It also offers general information like medical terminologies, abbreviations, suffixes and prefixes, drug calculations and the like.


8. Micromedex

This drug application is very efficient! It has comprehensive drug information and is very easy to use!


9. iRadiology

Yes, we are nurses, but would you mind knowing what you are looking at when you see an X-ray? Think about it.


10. WebMD

It offers all the health facts and information you need to know. It also has interactive tools that you can use anywhere, anytime!


11. New England Journal of Medicine

This cool app offers clinical practice articles and other health and medical information we need to know. This is definitely one of the good finds, Kids!


12. MedPage Today

This app gives you access to CME/CE credits, comprehensive reference information and even the latest medical breaking news! How’s that for a free app?


13. Nurse’s Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions and Rationales

The app’s name says it all. It is a mobile guide packed with helpful diagnoses, interventions and their rationales. It is also very easy to use!


14. Nursing Essentials

Designed specifically for nurses, it has all the information you need—from medications, immunizations and abbreviations to terminologies and, you’re thinking right, anatomy!


15. Omnio

It used to be called Skyscape Medical Resources, but has been redesigned and now has a new name. Omnio is one of the most essential nursing apps and clinical mobile resources where you can find lots of medical and health information. It’s easy to use and very well-organized.

There you have it — 15 must-use Nursing apps that you should try now. Do you know of other Nursing apps that you think every nurse should try? If so, share them with us. We would love to hear from you!


About the Author: Mary Elizabeth Velarmino Francisco earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Philippines. She is always happy to share her passion for writing and blogging. With coffee running through her veins, she enthusiastically battles each day, one article at a time.