Personal Finance / iPhone Apps for Nurses
It’s no secret that nurses have been flooded with an influx of patients lately. Nurses lead a busy lifestyle, and an organized routine is usually needed to stay on track. Thankfully, there are apps to help nurses every step of the way!
So, we scoured the App Store and tried out apps meant to help utilize discounts, keep your life organized, relax and unwind, and even assist you with your shift!
Now we have a full-fledged list featuring our favorite apps:
Jump to a section:
- Nursing Central
- Skyscape Medical Library
- Incredible Health
- Honey Smart Shopping Assistant
- NerdWallet: Finance Tracker
- Bills Organizer & Reminder
- Mint: Personal Finance & Money
- Truebill Budget & Bill Tracker
- Our Groceries Shopping List
- Google Calendar
- Spark – Shift Calendar
- Headspace: Meditation & Sleep
Apps to Help Nurses on the Job
The Nursing Central app is a great resource for nurses on duty and nurse students. Nursing Central has a plethora of information regarding diseases, tests, drugs, and procedures. This app is perfect for looking things up on the fly.
Skyscape Medical Library
Skyscape is an amazing reference tool, as it has over 400 resources and titles from leading Publishers, Authors, and Medical Societies. An additional cool feature is a personalized news feed for users.
Medscape offers updated medical news and expert commentary in varying specialties. Additionally, Medscape has information on drugs, diseases, relevant professional education, and CME/CE activities.
This app is an automatic go-to for healthcare workers and patients alike. GoodRx shows you the best price on drugs to fill prescriptions locally. GoodRx also features extra coupons to use to save even more!
Our app is your gateway to free CEU courses, our nurse advice community, and if you’re looking for work, an opportunity for employers to apply to you for their openings!
Apps for the Nurse that Loves Discounts
Honey Smart Shopping Assistant
The Honey Smart Shopping Assistant lets you view and apply recently successful promo codes while on the checkout screen. You can even earn points towards Honey Gold, which is their free rewards program that allows you to trade it for gift cards. So, it’s a win-win!
Ibotta gives you cashback on groceries, apparel, travel, and more. When using Ibotta, you also receive cashback rewards even when buying gift cards.
Boasting over 35 coupon categories, RetailMeNot offers a large variety of places offering coupons and discounts. Their coupons can also be scanned in person.
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Track Spending & Budgeting Apps
NerdWallet: Finance Tracker
NerdWallet tracks your cash flow (income, expenses, and upcoming bills) and even your credit score! It also tracks your habits and includes those in a personalized spending analysis for you.
Bills Organizer & Reminder
Bills Organizer & Reminders offers multiple viewing settings (Upcoming Bills, Paid Bills, Accounts, Account Bills, Calendar View, Chart View), making it an excellent way to keep track of and plan ahead for your bills.
Mint: Personal Finance & Money
Mint is a bill tracker that monitors your spending habits and suggests more ways to save using personalized Mintsights™. You can even check your tax refund status through Mint.
Wallet: Budget Expense Tracker
Wallet is a versatile app that lets you track spending, set budgets, set savings goals, and even check your credit! The app has even more features that you can check out at the links below.
Apps to Help Keep You On Schedule
The Google Calendar app offers Tasks, which is their add-on that allows you to have to-do lists integrated with your calendar. Google Calendar also syncs your email with any flights, hotel stays, and other events sent to your email, and are automatically added to your calendar.
Spark – Shift Calendar
The Spark app is a calendar that specializes in work shifts. Spark tracks shifts and even has a “Trade Board” feature that allows you to trade shifts in-app. Once the trade is accepted or denied, it will automatically update your calendar. Another major pro is that Spark has excellent customer service and boasts a maximum of 2-hour response to email inquiries.
Timepage is a smart calendar that combines your events, maps, contacts, even the weather, and expected travel times. The Timepage app also supports widgets to display weather and events right on your home screen.
Apps for Nurses to Stay Organized
The Agenda app is a date-focused note-taking app that has excellent features like being able to add images, file attachments, tags, and even more to your notes. Agenda even has the ability to sync your notes to events in your calendar and add reminders to your tasks.
HabitHub is a highly customizable habit planner. It makes it easy to plan your daily schedule and the habits you want to build. Your habits are tracked with a color-coded motivator to remind you to complete your habit daily and keep you on track.
Our Groceries Shopping List
Our Groceries organizes your items by category or aisle and even scans items by barcode in-store. You can also store recipe ingredients in the app. Our Groceries has AppleWatch compatibility and even Siri integration.
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Apps for Nurses That Want to Unwind
Headspace: Meditation & Sleep
The Headspace app is perfect for creating a nightly routine. Headspace not only offers meditation walkthroughs, but they also provide interesting new stories every night. Headspace also has other ambient noises for relaxation at any time.
Calm is super beginner-friendly to newbies but is also appropriate for intermediate and advanced users. The Calm app offers guided meditation sessions that are available in a variety of lengths. So, you can customize your meditation times to fit with your schedule and even squeeze them in on breaks.
Pigment is an adult coloring book app that offers thousands of coloring pages to try out.
Picking up a coloring book has many benefits for adults. For example, coloring can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and focus, and more. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a stressful shift.
Questions from the Incredible Health Nurse Community
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- I’m 43 and want a new career. Recently I was accepted into a 24 month RN program. Am I too old to start a nursing career?
- What exactly is the role of a nursing union?
- How do I make myself more marketable?
- I want to become a nurse manager in the future. Are there any books or resources I can read to help me learn?