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You will hear that the first two terms are the hardest. That's why this guide has been created to help you ease into nursing school and become the best student possible!
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Best Apps in the Beginning

When starting your rotations, you wont be able to use your cell phone on the floor, but during breaks and off the floor is the best time to open your phone and look up that term the doctor or nurse said that you didn't know about! These apps will help you in the beginning of your rotations:

Medical Dictionary by Hadi Yazdi-- Offline medical Dictionary. FREE (Apple & Android)

Medscape--WebMD ( is the leading medical resource most used by physicians, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals for clinical information. FREE (Apple)

Micromedex--a very trusted resource in evidence-based clinical reference. Use this app for drug references and clinical answers. FREE (Andriod, iPhone, & Apple)

Mini Nurse-Lite--receive a number of helpful references on drugs, medical abbreviations and more. Ideal for beginning nurses or nursing students. FREE (Android)

Taylor's Fundamentals of Nursing--great app for new nursing students regarding the foundations of nursing and has hundreds of NCLEX style practice questions. FREE (iPhone)


For more medicine-based apps, click here!


Clinical Nursing Skills

Don't remember all of the steps of a procedure before or after your rotation? Check out these books to refresh your memory! 

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Clinical Nursing Skills - Donna J. Duell; Barbara C. Martin; Sandra F. Smith
Call Number: WY 100 S659c 2012
ISBN: 9780135114735

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Clinical Nursing Skills - Sandra F. Smith; Donna J. Duell; Barbara C. Martin
Call Number: WY 100 S659c 2008
ISBN: 9780132243551

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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Anne Griffin Perry; Patricia A. Potter
Call Number: WY 49 P462c 2004
ISBN: 032302601X

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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - Anne Griffin Perry; Patricia A. Potter
Call Number: WY 49 C64166 2010
ISBN: 0323052894

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Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills - Pamela Lynn
Call Number: WY 100.1 T238 2011
ISBN: 9780781793841

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The Nursing Student's Guide to Clinical Success - Lorene Payne
ISBN: 0763776149
Publication Date: WY 18 P346n 2011

Language Barriers

Not every patient speaks English.

While each health care facility has its own method for communicating with non-English speaking patients, having access to language materials is important as a future nurse!

View this guide for more information about language barriers in health care, but also check out our language learning materials that you can take home.


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