**UPDATE December 2017** I FOUND ANOTHER APP TO REPLACE gFLASH for your nursing school flashcards!!!! In addition, I am working on a Straight A Nursing app so we don’t run into this issue again but it won’t be available until late 2018. In the meantime, go to cram.com and create an account! I have updated this post to reflect the instructions for using cram.com 🙂
One of the very bestest things I discovered while in nursing school was an awesome app called gFlash. And when I say awesome, I mean AWESOME. Being fully drenched in OCD-ness, I was an avid flashcard user all through my prerequisites. But, as I found out, it can be a pain in the neck to write out all those cards and then schlep them around everywhere. And then if you drop them? Oh boy!
With gFlash, I was able to make electronic flashcards that I could go through quickly and easily…right there on my phone. AMAZING! I found that if I had a few minutes to spare here and there, I could whip out the ol’ gFlash and go through a set…loved loved loved this app! I used this app a TON during nursing school and am getting ready to make some flashcards to help me study for my CCRN. And the best part is…it’s SUPER EASY!
Sadly, gFlash is no longer available…but the good news is we FINALLY found an alternative called Cram! Follow these instructions to access the flashcards using this app and study your hearts out!
Step 1: Go to cram.com and create a FREE account
Step 2: Search for STRAIGHT A NURSING and you should “hopefully” see the sets come up (still working on this!); if that doesn’t work, then look down at the bottom of this post. Click on the topics you want to study and it will take you straight to the CRAM page…from there, go on to next step.
Step 3: Click on the little heart next to the rating stars (just under the flashcard set title)
Step 4: Download the app on your mobile device (iPhone and Android)
Step 5: Sign in to your CRAM app on your mobile device
Step 6: Look for the sectioned titled “My Favorite Sets”
Step 7: Select the set you want to study
Step 8: A drop-down menu will appear at the top; select “Memorize” to put the flashcards in traditional “front-back” mode
Step 9: To see the back of the card (the answer), simply tap the card.
Step 9: Enjoy!
(alternatively, you can also search straight from the mobile app!)
If you want to get super fancy (and who doesn’t?), then you can easily make your own sets in Google Docs. To do that, you just make a two column spreadsheet, with all your questions in column A and all the answers in column B. Sign in to CRAM and click on “create flashcards” then just follow the prompts… and bam! There are the cards that you made with such love and tenderness. Awww…..
As with any and all Straight A Nursing Student study aids…if you see something that doesn’t look quite right…PLEASE bring it to my attention so I can fix it. I may have been an awesome student, but I’m still human 😉
Good luck everyone! Be safe out there:-)
Direct link to the flashcard sets on CRAM:
Cardiac – Advanced #1 (great for CCRN studying!)
(more to come!)