If you are a nursing student and raising a family or holding down a job—or perhaps even both—then time is something that you probably do not have a lot of to spread around. As a nurse, one of the greatest skills you will need is the ability to manage your time so that you are able to handle your patient load and address the needs of your patients.
Wouldn’t it be great if there were free tools that could help you balance out your time and make your life easier? You are in luck! Check out these three management apps that can help you make the most of your time.
This app is available in a free version or a pro version that comes with a 45-day trial. You can organize a list of tasks for home, school and work that will sync across multiple devices, including smartphone, PC or tablet. The app gives you drag and drop features that allow you to add tasks or mark those that are completed.
With Evernote, you can create lists, set reminders, write notes and record lectures and have all your information in one timesaving app. This free app allows you to access your information from any of your electronic devices with one login. A great feature is that you can easily share your notes or recorded lectures with your study partners.
3. Nursing Shift Planner
This free app allows you to efficiently plan your shift to make sure your patients are receiving the care they need. This is whether you are dealing with several patients on a medical/surgical ward or one critically ill patient in an intensive care unit. You can set alarms and reminders to keep you on track throughout your shift, which can be a big help during your clinical training.