The Ten Best FREE Apps For Nurses

There are apps for everything these days.  Everything from yoga to your favorite recipes can be found in an app. So why should nursing be any different?.  We scoured the internet looking for the best FREE apps for nurses and  here's what we found:




1. MD EZ Labs

Is a great app for looking up normal lab values and differentials for abnormal labs. It's quick and easy to use. 

2. Medscape

Medscape from WebMD ( is the leading medical resource for healthcare professionals. It's packed with medical news across 30 specialties, includes FDA announcements, journal articles...etc

You can also access adult and pediatric drug dosing info, interactions and medical calculations. 

If you need to learn more about a disease process this is the app for you.  With current info on 4,400 diseases and conditions that have been written my expert authors and reviewed by physicians. 

A complete drug formulary is also included in this app. If you need to find out whether a particular drug is covered under a certain insurance plan this is a great app.

3.Nursing Central

Nursing Central has a database of over 5,000 drug and a medical dictionary of 65,000 entries. You can also interpret diagnostic tests and lab values with this great app

4. Mini Nurse Lite

General medical terminology, medical suffixes and prefixes, lung and heart sounds, sub-Q injection sites and other helpful info. This app is more suited for the new nurse or nursing student. 

5. Nursing Essentials

Medications, immunizations and abbreviations to terminologies and anatomy are right at your finger tips with this great app!

 6. Medpage Today 

CME/CE credits, reference information and and the  latest medical breaking news are all included in this great app. One of my favorites. 

7. New England Journal of Medicine

Clinical practice articles, medical and health info come with this app. It's definitely one worth checking out.  

8. WebMD

I know a lot of nurses think WebMD is just for those annoying family members who look up stuff and think it makes them an expert.  But it really is a useful tool for nurses too.  It's packed with health information, facts and interactive tools.  

9. Nurse’s Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions and Rationales

This is another great app that includes diagnoses, interventions and their rationales. It's also pretty fun to use. 

10. Micromedex

This drug application is very useful. It extremely easy to use and has a  comprehensive drug library.

Do you know of a great app for nurses that you would like to share? Comment below. Be sure and share this page with your nursing friends so they can enjoy these apps too!