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SHA Library

Note: Contact the Library (not the IT Department) if you experience technical issues with any of the licensed mobile apps. If the issue is unresolvable, we can put you in contact with the vendor and their support team.

Installing the Nursing Central App

To install the Nursing Central app:

  1. Go to Nursing Central to create an account. (Note: there is no option to create an account in the app).
  2. Click the black 'Register' button in the middle of the screen.
  3. Click the green 'Continue' button.
  4. Create your account and click the green 'Continue' button.
  5. Download the app from the App Store or Play Store
  6. Open the app, select 'Sign in' and sign into your account.
  7. Wait for the app to finish downloading the latest updates (this may take several minutes).

Note: Your account gives you access to one smartphone and one iPad/Tablet. If you want to use more devices then you will need to create a separate account for each one.

About Nursing Central

Nursing Central is a point-of-care tool for disease, drug, and test information that includes:

  • Davis's Drug Guide
  • Davis's Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests
  • Diseases and Disorders
  • Taber's Medical Dictionary
  • Nurse's Pocket Guide
  • RNotes


  • Glimpse™ technology to help you define words in-text
  • Pictures, illustrations, videos, tables, and audio pronunciations
  • Cross Links to related information
  • Integrated clinical, conversion, dosage, and IV calculators
  • Notes for making custom notes and highlights within entries
  • Abstracts and citations from 24+ million medical journal articles
  • Personal Archive for saved searches and bookmarks

Access the desktop version of Nursing Central

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