Friday, February 6, 2009

PDAs


Some nursing programs require the use of PDAs, but mine is not one of them. It is my understanding that it is because of cost. Whatever.

They do allow us to use them if we have one...


I'm looking into purchasing a Blackberry (seems like the smart option when one also needs a cell phone), but would like to hear consumer reports from others who have PDA experience! So chime in! Please!

6 comments:

Drofen said...

Blackberry's are very useful. But make sure the hospitals you go to clinicals in will allow you to have a PDA with a phone and or camera integrated. We were told absolutely not.

andrea said...

I love my iPod touch for its PDA functions, but I have a separate cell phone (which is alright with me because I love Verizon and didn't want to leave them for iPhones with AT&T), but my mom has a motorola q that I have experience with. The set up of the phone hardware (like the buttons, keyboard, camera) is great but trying to actually use phone features is annoying. There's like a bureaucracy of menus, haha. I haven't used any of the med programs on it because my mom doesn't use it for that, but I just wanted to tell you that this PDA kind of sucks. Haha

studentrntiffany said...

I go through Verizon and I have the Blackberry 8330. I love it, but I am so wishing I had gotten the Treo.

The 8330 is user friendly and you can download the Davis RN drug guide for it. I still like the Treo set up better.

Strong One said...

I had the Palm Treo for a year. Liked it. The touchscreen was nice at times, bothersome other times. Lots of options with the Windows Mobile OS.
I crossed over to the Blackberry Curve last spring and will never go back. The trackball feature is key for me. I love the portability of the Curve as opposed to the bulkiness of the Treo.
Med programs are equally available for both.
Best of luck.

KLS said...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I'm trying to find out if I'll be able to use the cellphone/pda in our hospitals and other facilities. That'll be a deciding factor, obviously.

pinky said...

I have a blackberry pearl. I am finding it really really useful during clinicals so that my students can call me if they need me, I can keep a running record of which Nurses I owe coffee too and I can keep my schedule in it so that if a coworker stops me and asks me to work for them I can check my schedule. Our Nurse CEO always emails us from his Black berry so I am just taking her lead.