Welcome to OR Nurses Nationwide Top Nurse Sites & Apps Page. Below is a collection of the very best nurse sites and apps we could find, as well as some sites for the best healthcare news.  These are not only to help you as a nurse but also with your personal life.  Being nurse owned and operated we know how much you have to do.  We hope that what you find here is useful.  We would like to add more to the OR Nurses Nationwide Nurse Resources Page. If you have any suggestions or things you think we should add please fill the form out below. Once we receive your request we will do our best to get it added!  With OR Nurses Nationwide, You Never Go Alone.

Top 5 Nurse Apps (For iPhones)

Scannable App




Scannable moves paper forward. Scan contracts, receipts, business cards, and any paper that comes your way. Save or share documents instantly and move on.  Get Scannable for iPhone or Android by clicking below.





We gather all your financial information into one place, giving you the whole picture in a way that’s easy to understand and take advantage of. Add the accounts, cards and bills you’d like. See what you have and what you owe. Track your spending patterns, investments and more.





Pacifica is an excellent app for anyone struggling with depression or anxiety. Using proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, relaxation, and other health techniques, the app allows you to track your moods and other habit metrics and offers exercises to reduce your stress or anxiety when things feels like they are getting a bit out of control.



Here Maps


Nokia has brought its increasingly excellent HERE maps service to the iPhone. The killer feature of HERE is the ability to save maps for offline use. This is incredibly handy when traveling in a foreign country where you might not have data service–or be willing to pay costly roaming charges. HERE also boasts voice-guided turn-by-turn directions and real-time traffic and incident information for more than 40 countries and public transport maps, directions and information for more than 900 cities.





Shifts is a mobile calendar app tailored to shift workers. If you work outside a normal 9 to 5, you’ll love this app. The app allows you to quickly mark the days and times of your upcoming shifts with just a few taps. You can place a moon icon on the calendar for a night shift and then a sun icon for a day shift. Everything is arranged beautifully on a monthly calendar view. The app also allows you to place up to two shifts per day. It’s perfect for nurses, security guards, or anyone who has constantly changing work schedules.

Top 5 Nurse Apps (For Android)


Google Goggles


Search by taking a picture: point your mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, or a popular image. If Goggles finds it in its database, it will provide you with useful information.

Goggles can read text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish, and translate it into other languages.


Gas Buddy


Find Cheap Gas Prices

Gas prices can vary by up to 20 cents per gallon or more. GasBuddy helps you find the cheapest gas prices with one tap.


Medical Terminologies


A quick Medical Terminology Reference app for all.
Medical Terms and Dictionary with common and uncommon words, terms and phrases. Used by physicians, nurses, PAs, NPs, medical students, nursing students and more.





The Groovebook offers you the most inexpensive way to create a personalized photo book with pictures you take with your Android phone.
For only $2.99 a month including shipping and processing, Groovebook will send you a beautiful 4.5″ x 6.5″ photo book each month.
The photos will be perforated for easy removal so you can share with your friends and family, and they include the location and date the pictures were taken. In a few taps, select and download the photos you want for your monthly book and Groovebook will print, perforate, bind and mail for only $2.99 a month including shipping and processing. You can also send additional books to family, friends or business associates for only $2.99 including shipping and processing.



Shift Work Calendar


Shift Work Calendar can be used to plan and organise your life around your work commitments.

Keep track of your life with this Shift Work Calendar, designed to make planning easier for people who work shifts.

Shift Work Calendar allows you to easily build different shift patterns by choosing your own colours and names which can be speedily added to the Calendar and visible at a quick glance.

Comments can be added against individual days to note plans; e.g. appointments, events etc.

Ads can be removed from the Calendar Settings menu option.

Email machaiapps@gmail.com for support. Feedback and suggestions are most welcome.

Top 5 Nurse Sites

  • The Gypsy Nurse – There are not enough good things we can say about this site, and the lovely lady that runs it. If you are interested in becoming part of the travel nurse world, then you found the right place. The Gypsy Nurse has a plethora of information for current and beginner travel nurses. They are also coming out with a job board here soon too!!
  • Nurse.com  –  This site has just about everything you can think of.  Nice layout, and useful information.
  • allnurses.com  –  This site is built to be more of a community than anything else.  Thats what makes it great.  Check it out!
  • scrubsmag.com  –  Scrubs is a fun site.  It has quizzes, advice, beauty tips, giveaways, healthy recipes and more.
  • aorn.org  –  If you are an OR Nurse this site needs no introduction.  If you are not an OR Nurse check it out anyway.  It’s cool to go to AORN!

Top 5 Healthy Recipe Sites

  • wholeheartedlyhealthy.com  –  Love,love,love this site.  Tons of great stuff on here.
  • hip&healthy.com   –  This site helps you out with your style as well as your eating habits. One cool thing it offers is you can sign up for email challenges of “if you only do one thing this week”……
  • greatist.com  –  The fastest growing health site since 2011, Greatist has articles on health, fitness and happiness.  Has daily recipes and workouts to help keep you motivated.
  • deliciouslyella.com  –  After being diagnosed with a rare illness, Ella Woodward started researching ways to treat her symptoms naturally, giving up meat, dairy, sugar, gluten and processed foods. As a result, she started recording her new healthy way of life online via beautiful images of her recipe creations and an accessible insight into her food philosophy.
  • sportsister.com  –  Sportsister has been around since 2008 and has become a trusted source for all things to do with women’s sport.  The detailed and free training plans, inspiring active travel tips and kit reviews make it a worth while stop.

Top 5 Random Awesome Sites

  • thepenaddict.com  –  This site is everything pens.  We know nurses are pretty serious about their pens.  You will be a pen guru after visiting this site.
  • zappos.com  –  According to them there are 3 (Female) shoes that are perfect for nurses.
  • nerdynurse.com  –  Here you go guys.  This site will give you the top 9 (Male) nursing shoes.  It also has a bunch of other cool information for that nerdy nurse inside all of us.
  • buzzfeed.com  –  Gotta love Buzz Feed.  They always have interesting and useful information that you more than likely haven’t heard of, or seen before.  This link will give you 16 useful travel sites you probably didn’t know about.
  • lifehacks.com  –  We know as a nurse you are always on the go. This site offers 100 life hacks that could help simplify things a bit for you.

Nurse Apparel Made by Nurses Sites

  • Professional Males of Registered Nursing Shirts  –  This started out as a group on Facebook and has slowly built its way to become a community of male nurses with a cause.  According to its owner Dwayne ; “Our goal is to promote camaraderie and provide support to the underrepresented male nurses and nursing students in the health care field.”  I’d say what he is doing is working so far.  He has gathered quite a following with almost 1000 followers and growing.  Check out his group here: PMRN

Top 5 Mental Wellness Apps


Calm: Meditation & simple guided mindfulness to sleep, relax, breathe

Relax with Calm, a simple mindfulness meditation app featured in the New York Times and LifeHacker, that will bring more clarity, joy, and peace of mind into your life, at work or at home.

Fall asleep faster with over 25 soothing calming sounds which relieve you from outside stress and anxiety. A recent brain imaging study published in a Harvard journal concluded that “mindfulness meditation sessions alter regions of the brain associated with memory, awareness of self, and compassion.”

To cater to different styles we have three mediation options:
a) 7-21 days guided meditation programs which keep track of your progress;
b) unguided meditation sessions; and
c) over 25 guided meditation session that last from just a couple of minutes to up to about 20 minutes.


Relax Melodies

Can’t sleep? In 20 minutes you will, or less.  Introducing the most popular sleep aid app! Start sleeping now and enjoy full nights of sleep like you haven’t in a long time! Here’s how it works:

Select sounds and melodies that you like and combine them to create a mix. Adjust the volume of each sound individually for better results. Lay back, listen, and enjoy falling asleep. Is that simple and it works. Use timers and alarms if needed. Try different and new mixes every time!

Can also be used in many other situations. Perfect during some of your favorites activities such as relaxing at the spa, exercising in your yoga or relaxation classes, massaging sessions, or even when taking a nap! For parents, the ideal to help your baby fall asleep!


Insight Timer – Guided Meditations

Insight is the fun and connected way to support your meditation practice.  If you’re new to meditation, you’ll find introductory guided mediations and a supportive community to help you get started. And if you’re an experienced meditator, you’ll feel right at home with our beautiful Tibetan singing bowls and guided meditations by experienced teachers that you know and respect.


Stop, Breathe & Think

The Stop, Breathe and Think app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun and easy to use. Check in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended meditations.

“You can change your whole frame of mind with just a few minutes of meditation.” -Fast Company


Balanced – Goals & habits motivation for better life balance (itunes)

Struggling to make time for all the little things that matter? Join over 500,000 others who use Balanced to stay motivated & focused on what’s really important in life. With Balanced you: feel rewarded and motivated, stay in control, know what to do next, become more mindful, find inspiration, and lead a happier and more fulfilling life.


Fabulous – Motivate Me! (Android)

Get Science-based Coaching to increase your energy, feel vibrant health, lose weight and sleep better by instilling healthy habits and routines in your life. Reach any of your Health & Productivity goals by following their step-by-step program.

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