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Best Nursing Apps

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Fri, Oct 26, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

667828026-612x612Smart phones help Nurses stay on top of their game. You can download apps that help you study for an exam or find out information about a specific drug. Mobile apps have provided a variety of tools for Nurses. Below you will find some of the top mobile apps for Nurses. 

NCSBN flashcard 

This app is a medication library for your phone. Great for students studying for exams or Nurses who need a quick reference point.

iOS and Android


This app provides detailed information for all elements of patient care. Students gain a credible and complete resource guide for coursework, lab exercises, and clinical practice.

iOS and Android


Is a medical reference app that searches for information on prescription drugs, drug interactions, and a directory of providers.

iOS and Android


Provides access to a pill identifier, medical directory, continuing education, medical news, and clinical reference library.

iOS and Android

WebMD app

App version of WebMD website. You can research conditions, access drug and treatment information, get first aid essentials, check local health listings, and find the latest health news on the go.

iOS and Android

Med Mnemonics

Over 1,500 acronyms, rhymes, and memory tricks to help Nurses learn medical conditions, symptoms, and other terminology.

iOS and Android

Taber’s Medical Dictionary

A mobile version of one of the best medical dictionaries. Includes photos, videos, audio pronunciations, and functionality to save favorite entries. This dictionary has 65,000 definitions to help Nursing students study for tests.

iOS and Android

Nursing Central

Information and reference for diseases, drugs, and tests for Nurses, as well as a literature search function. Includes access to Davis’s Drug Guide, Taber’s Medical Dictionary, Diseases and Disorders, and MEDLINE Search and Journals, among other databases.

iOS and Android


This app was developed by Nurses to help manage the scheduling process. The app lets you schedule across all worksites, view who you’re working shifts with, message other Nurses, and much more.

iOS and Android

Diseases Dictionary

This dictionary app is a great reference for medical disorders and diseases. Learn all information about symptoms, treatments, and medical terminology.

iOS and Android

Nurse’s Pocket Guide 

This app includes 440 medical conditions with associated Nursing diagnoses, care plan guides, and NIC and NOC labels for each diagnosis.

iOS and Android

Black’s Medical Dictionary 

This app has over 5,000 definitions. It also has a social media feature allowing you to share information with friends.


Pill Identifier 

Provides a quick way to identify more than 12,000 medications. You'll be able to easily identify pills by imprint, shape, color, or drug name.


Pedi STAT 

A quick reference for RNs caring for patients in a pediatric, emergency, or critical care environment.

iOS and Android

IDdx: Infectious Disease

This app allows users to search by description and lists many infectious diseases that could relate to it. Currently, you can segment more than 250 illnesses by 39 epidemiological factors and 16 world regions.


MediBabble Translator

This translator app helps you communicate with patients and improve care. Currently 7 languages are available: English, Spanish, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian and Haitian Creole.



Hundreds of obscure medical eponyms (person after whom a discovery, invention, place, etc., is named or thought to be named) for easy searching.


Skyscape Medical Resources

Provides drug information, access to medical journals, and the latest industry news, Skyscape Medical Resources is an all-in-one resource.

iOS and Android

NCLEX Flashcards 

This app has over 2,400 premade flashcards that covers all aspects of the National Council Licensure Examination.

iOS and Android

Are you using an app that we didn't mention above? Please share with us in the comment section below! 

Topics: nursing apps, mobile apps

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