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Using the Nursing Reference Center Plus Mobile App - FAQs

The information on this page details how to use the Nursing Reference Center Plus (NRC Plus) app on your iOS or Android device. For information on how to install and authenticate the app, please see: How do I download the Nursing Reference Center Plus application?

 

Q. What is included in the NRC Plus app?

The NRC Plus app contains the following:

  • Quick Lessons
  • F.A. Davis Drug Guide
  • Evidence-Based Care Sheets
  • Skills Competency Checklists
  • Nursing Practice and Skills
  • Online access to nursing videos

 

Q. How do I search the app for NRC Plus topics?

To search the NRC Plus app:

  1. Open the app and tap the search box on the screen to begin typing your terms. As you type, topics matching your terms appear.

  2. Select a NRC Plus topic under Go To to go directly to the topic or select a search term under Search For to view a result list.

    You can also tap the Search button at any time to view a result list.

  3. On the result list, tap the All Areas drop-down menu to narrow your results to a specific source type, such as Quick Lessons, Evidence-Based Care Sheets, Skill Competency Checklists, etc.

To perform a new search at any time, tap the Search icon search icon.

 

Q. How do I share a NRC Plus topic from the app?

The NRC Plus app allows you to share topics via printing or emailing them.

To share a topic:

  1. Locate an NRC Plus topic you would like to share.

  2. Tap the Share icon - iOS app share icon (iOS) or Android app share icon (Android).

  3. Tap Print or E-mail. Your device's e-mail application opens a new email with the topic attached as a file.

 

Q. How do I leave a note on a NRC Plus topic?

The NRC Plus app allows you to leave a note on a topic for your own reference at a later time.

To create a note on a NRC Plus topic:

  1. Navigate to a topic on which you would like to leave a note.

  2. Tap the Note icon mobile app note icon.

  3. Enter your note text and tap Save.

When you have notes saved in the NRC Plus app, the Note icon displays lines mobile app - topic has notes icon to highlight that notes are available.

 

Q. How do I bookmark an NRC Plus topic?

You can bookmark topics within the NRC Plus app to view them at a later time.

To bookmark a topic:

  1. Access a topic from the Result List.

  2. Tap the Bookmark icon mobile app bookmark icon.

To view your bookmarks:

  1. Tap the icon bookmarks/favorites icon at the top of the screen.

To remove your bookmarks:

  1. Access a NRC Plus topic from your favorites.

  2. Tap the bookmark icon bookmark icon again from within the topic.

  3. The topic is removed from your favorites.

 

Q. How do I search for terms within an NRC Plus topic?

You can search for specific terms within an NRC Plus topic using the Search Within feature.

To search within a topic:

  1. Click the Search Within icon at the top right of a topic to search for keywords within the full text of the topic.

    search within icon

  2. When your keyword appears in a topic, it is highlighted in yellow.

    highlighted search term

 

Q. How do I check for updates the NRC Plus Mobile app?

The content in the NRC Plus mobile app is automatically updated while the app is in use and you are online. If you have not used the app while online, you may want to force an update, which will install all content updates since your last online use.

To check for updates:

  1. Tap the menu icon in the upper right of the screen mobile app menu icon.

  2. Tap Update Status in the menu that appears on the screen.

  3. Select Force Update Now to install all pending content updates.

 

See also:

How do I download the Nursing Reference Center Plus application?