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7 Low-Cost Apps for Nursing Students’ NCLEX-RN Study Plan

Sometimes it seems like the odds are stacked against you in nursing school. It feels like nursing school has become your entire life. You begin to wonder how you’ll ever remember everything you need to know to pass the NCLEX®. But there is one thing that you can rely on to make school easier and maybe even help you find time for fun: Technology! We want you to succeed in nursing school with a solid NCLEX® study plan, and while we know Picmonic for Nursing will drive your success, there are other helpful applications out there also. Check out our list of 7 apps below to find out how they can help you learn more and pass your tests in nursing school.

Include iStudiez into your NCLEX® study plan
7. iStudiezPRO

This award-winning student planner app has rave reviews. Track assignments, test dates, and your grades in this easy-to-use app. Its clean and simple design will make it a snap to stay organized. Get iStudiesPRO for iPhone, iPad or Windows here.

Include EasyBib in your NCLEX® study plan
6. Easy Bib

Ever feel like you unwillingly became a member of Citation Nation when you started nursing school? Stress over MLA, APA and Chicago formatted citations no more! Simply use Easy Bib to scan a barcode, and the app will create the citation for you. It’s almost too easy! Get Easy Bib for iPhone.

Use DAVISmobile to bolster your NCLEX® study plan
5. DAVISmobile Nursing Apps

Although awesome, this one just barely made it on the list due to pricing. DAVISmobile offers a variety of very specific apps for nursing students such as Nursing Procedure Checklists and NCLEX®-RN Q&A. Individually, these range from $.99 to $19.99 each, but if you purchased all of them you’d be looking at a hefty cost. Our suggestion is to pick one or two you think you need the most help with and buy those. Check out the full list here.

Include the Human Anatomy Atlas in your NCLEX® study plan
4. Human Anatomy Atlas

As app makers ourselves, we must admit, this is one sexy app! Beautiful designs and anatomical accuracy – this app has #nailedit. Human Anatomy Atlas offers accurate 3D atlases of the male and female human bodies. Each model contains more than 4,600 structures. iOS users click here.

Use Lab Values Pro in your NCLEX® study plan
3. Lab Values Pro

This app features hundreds of Lab reference values across 16 categories. In this simple interface, you can look up information about a lab, create new lab values, edit existing ones and create your own categories for labs. Available for iOS here.

2. Medscape MobileInclude the Mescape app in your NCLEX® study plan

Comprehensive medical reference at your fingertips for free. Get real-time alerts on breaking medical news. Fast drug reference tools to determine dosing information, interactions, access medical calculators and more. Excellent evidence-based disease and condition reference and engaging continuing medical education courses round out this fantastic app. Available on Android and iOS.

Make Picmonic the centerpiece of your NCLEX® study plan!
1. Picmonic

Last but not least, our #1 recommended nursing study app for students who want to ace their tests in school and then pass the NCLEX®, is Picmonic. Students who use Picmonic have a proven 50% improvement in exam performance. Would you like to do 50% better on your test? Of course. But what if you could actually enjoy your studying (maybe even crack up a little) while you’re earning that 50% higher exam score? Picmonic’s images and stories are not only ridiculously effective; they’re unforgettably fun. Use Picmonic to learn the high yield info you need to know for nursing school on topics such as Pharmacology, Med-Surg, Fundamentals, Psychiatric, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Anatomy and Physiology. And we let you try it for free. Get the free Picmonic app for iOS right here.

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Marlee Liberman

Marlee Liberman, RN, Master Nursing Scholar

As a registered nurse, Marlee understands the struggles that nursing school throws at you – not to mention the overwhelming pressure preparing for the NCLEX®! Marlee brings a unique skill set and perspective to Picmonic with her previous degree in broadcast journalism, her creativity in video production, and her wandering nomad lifestyle. Her blend of talents provides her with the knack for simplifying complicated concepts and demystifying the world of nursing.

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