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Nursing Central

With New and Updated Features

                     Nursing Central™ from Unbound Medicine

Nursing Central is the premier source of disease, drug, and test information for nurses. It also includes a leading dictionary, literature searching, and a study system. Get quick answers wherever you need them—on your mobile device or the web.


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Nursing Central is the complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up detailed information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the comprehensive database of 5,000 drugs or refer to more than 65,000 dictionary terms whenever you have a question. Search MEDLINE or keep up with your favorite nursing journals by having tables of contents delivered directly to your mobile device.

Save over 25% when you purchase your favorite nursing references in this all-in-one resource!

With Nursing Central you get Unbound Medicine’s award-winning functionality as well as twelve months of web and mobile access.

Nursing Central content:

Davis’s Drug Guide

The best-selling drug reference produced by F.A. Davis provides need-to-know information on thousands of brand name and generic drugs.

  • 1,700 monographs covering 5,000 trade and generic drugs
  • Regular updates with the latest FDA-approved medications
  • Details of IV administration, dilution, and concentration
  • Common herbal and natural products
  • High-alert notices and patient safety information
  • Drug-drug, drug-natural, and drug-food interaction

Authors: Judith H. Deglin, PharmD; April H. Vallerand, PhD, RN, FAAN; Cynthia A. Sanoski, BS, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Taber’s Medical Dictionary, 22nd Edition

Taber’s Medical Dictionary is a comprehensive health science dictionary featuring over 65,000 terms, 8,000 of which are new and revised. Taber’s also includes:

  • 1,200 full color photos and illustrations
  • Over 100 videos
  • Integrated audio pronunciations for nearly 32,000 terms
  • 600 Patient Care sections

Author: Donald Venes, MD, MSJ, FACP

Diseases and Disorders

Diseases and Disorders, fourth edition is a must-have reference for every nurse. With complete, updated coverage of more than 250 medical conditions encountered in nursing practice, you can quickly find the information you need to plan and deliver patient care. Practical recommendations are supported by concise descriptions of how the human body is altered by disease and clear rationales for medications and tests.

Editor: Marilyn Sawyer Sommers, RN, PhD, FAAN

Davis’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Davis’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests is an easy-to-consult manual with over 400 entries. With the experience of nursing, clinical laboratory, and radiology specialists at your fingertips you can quickly check pre-test requirements, intra-test procedures and monitoring, and post-test care.

Authors: Anne M. Van Leeuwen, MA, BS, MT(ASCP); Debra J. Poelhuis-Leth, MS, RT (R) (M); Mickey Lynn Bladh, RN, MSN


Quickly search over 22 million journal articles from the PubMed database on your smartphone and tablet. Results contain abstracts, citations, and links to available full text articles which can be easily shared with classmates and colleagues. Additionally, MEDLINE Search contains a powerful, exclusive feature called Grapherence® which delivers a new way to visually explore the interrelationship and relevance of medical literature.

Using MEDLINE Search as part of Nursing Central offers an additional feature allowing users to filter search results to those that come from nursing journals.

MEDLINE Journals

MEDLINE Journals delivers citations and abstracts from your choice of trusted medical journals to your mobile device. Link directly to the fully-integrated Unbound MEDLINE service to find related articles and view full text provided by the journal publisher.

Note: MEDLINE Journals provides links to full text articles only when available from PubMed; to view full journal text online you may need a separate subscription.

Exclusive Nursing Central tools:


Integrated calculators have been added to Nursing Central for quick and easy calculations. Link directly from drug monographs to dosing calculators and access dozens of essential clinical, conversion, and IV calculators without leaving the app. Each calculator includes full equation descriptions and PubMed links to the supporting evidence within the literature.


Notes provides users the ability to make custom notes and highlights within the Nursing Central entries. Notes automatically sync between mobile devices and the web.


Grasp is a mobile and web study solution available as a free part of Nursing Central. Nurses, students, and other health care professionals can build decks of flash cards directly from trusted content, study them on their mobile device and the web, and share with other Grasp users.


Glimpse is an in-text lookup tool that allows users to instantly see disease, drug, and medical definitions.

Features of Nursing Central include:

  • Device-optimized interface and intuitive navigation
  • Grasp™ study system to reinforce key concepts
  • Glimpse™ technology to help you define words in-text
  • Pictures, illustrations, videos, tables, and audio pronunciations
  • Extensive 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
  • 1 year of web and mobile web access included

Davis’s Drug Guide with 5,000+ generic and trade name drugs

Taber’s Medical Dictionary featuring more than 65,000 entries

Davis’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests providing explanations of the most common diagnostic tests

Diseases and Disorders complete with coverage of more than 250 medical conditions

Complimentary support is included with every application purchase. Visit our support page for more information.

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System requirements for each supported platform.
iOS devices running iOS v.5.0 or higher (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) Carrier Data Plan or on-device WiFi
Android devices running OS 4.0 or higher Memory cards supported Carrier Data Plan or
on-device WiFi
Web browser All major web browsers
(e.g. - Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) Smartphones with web access
Minimal Internet connection

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What is Nursing Central?

Feature Spotlight: Notes

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Feature Spotlight: Glimpse™