**UPDATE August 2017** So sorry to report that gFlash is no longer available! I am working on a Straight A Nursing app to replace this, but it won’t be available for a while. In the meantime, if I find an alternative to gFlash, I will let you know!!!
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!
No…I take that back…the best part is…I’ve shared all 48-ish flashcard sets with you (pause here so you can do a celebration dance). To access the cards, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Download the free gFlash app onto your iPhone
Step 2: Open the app and press the + sign on the bottom left hand corner
Step 3: Click on gWhiz Catalog
Step 4: Click on the little search icon and type in “Straight A Nursing”
Step 5: Select the flashcard set you want to download
Step 6: Enjoy!
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. When you load gFlash and click on the +, you select Google Docs, sign in with your user/password 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:-)