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Top 5 education apps for nurses

By: Riley Kleemeier

The world needs nurses now more than ever, and nursing students should be as prepared as possible before entering a clinical space. If you are in nursing school, then you know the importance of staying on top of schoolwork, and to help you on your journey to be a nurse, here is a list of 5 helpful apps.

Exam Countdown Lite

This app is the perfect tool to keep track of all your exam dates. With its simple setup and wide variety of tools, Exam Countdown is a must-have for any and all students.

Exam Countdown Lite is available on iOS and Android.


GoodNotes is the perfect app for transforming your mobile/tablet device into a digital notebook. It even has the capability of importing PDF, PowerPoints, Word documents, and images, so you’ll never have to worry about misplacing important notes or documents! There is a one-time payment of $8.99 to download this app, but it’s well worth it for any student.

GoodNotes is available for iOS.


If you, like many students, are guilty of procrastination, are easily distracted, or find yourself lacking motivation, Flora is the perfect app to help get you back on track.  When you enter the Flora app, a digital tree is “planted” on your screen, and this tree will grow until you exit the app.  If you exit the app, the tree dies, and you have to start all over.  It’s a great tool for focusing and freeing yourself from the many distractions a smart phone can provide.

Flora is available for iOS.


The Medscape app is a must-have for nursing students.  This free app gives you access to medical news, reliable clinical answers, and a guide to over 8,000 prescription drugs. You can also earn free CME/CE credits right from your device.

Medscape is available for iOS and Android.


With StudyBlue, studying for exams will get a lot easier. With this app, you can create and share digital flashcards, as well as access other students’ flashcards. You are given the capability to track your progress and even set study reminders, ensuring that you are as prepared as you can be come exam day.

StudyBlue is available on iOS and Android.

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