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NYU College of Nursing School Relies on Epocrates for Clinical Reference Training and Support.

SAN MATEO San Mateo (săn mətā`ō), city (1990 pop. 85,486), San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1894. It is a commercial and retail center with some high-technology manufacturing. San Mateo, Spanish for St. , Calif. -- Epocrates, Inc., developer of popular clinical reference and decision support tools, announced today that New York University College of Nursing The New York University College of Nursing is one of 14 schools and divisions at New York University. The current dean is Dr. Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN. History
In 1944 Vera Fry was named Director of the Nursing Education Curriculum.
 (NYUCN NYUCN New York University College of Nursing ) will provide its graduate students with the company's mobile software. Building upon its history of nursing excellence, NYUCN has incorporated Epocrates[R] software and the use of mobile devices into its comprehensive graduate curriculum. The technology will enhance the education experience and help future advanced practice nurses provide high quality, efficient patient care with Epocrates software in hand.

"Many of our graduate students and faculty were already using Epocrates software. We felt it was important to make Epocrates available to all of our future advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioner nurse practitioner
n. Abbr. NP
A registered nurse with special training for providing primary health care, including many tasks customarily performed by a physician.
 students and nurse-midwifery students, and provide the educational advantage and support across the board," said Judith Haber, PhD, APRN APRN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse , BC, FAAN FAAN
abbr.
Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
, associate dean for graduate programs, NYUCN. "The fast, easy access of the clinical information in Epocrates allows nurses to spend more time with patients and less time searching for information and answers."

By incorporating the use of Epocrates early in the nursing program curriculum, advanced practice nurses of tomorrow will be joining the hundreds of thousands practicing healthcare professionals already using mobile devices with decision support software in clinical practice. A recent survey found that approximately 50 percent of responding nurses across the country estimate saving more than 30 minutes daily using Epocrates software. It provides rapid access to drug information, pill pictures, medical calculators Modern medicine makes regular use of scores and indices that put doctors' memory and calculation skills to the test. The advent of personal computers, the Web, and more recently personal digital assistants (PDA) saw the rise of a class of medical software called medical calculators.  and additional decision support tools.

In the three-year agreement with NYUCN, more than 200 graduate nursing students will receive Epocrates[R] Essentials premium drug and disease reference guide, available on iPhone[R] or iPod[R] touch, BlackBerry[R] and Palm[R] devices. With Epocrates Essentials, students can access drug and safety information for prescription drugs prescription drug Prescription medication Pharmacology An FDA-approved drug which must, by federal law or regulation, be dispensed only pursuant to a prescription–eg, finished dose form and active ingredients subject to the provisos of the Federal Food, Drug, , over-the-counter and alternative medicines, as well as evidence-based information on thousands of disease conditions and topics.

ABOUT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NURSING

Founded in 1932, The New York University College of Nursing possesses a rich and vibrant history of nursing excellence. NYU NYU New York University
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 Nursing offers a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum that encompasses the arts and humanities, the basic social sciences, and nursing and the clinical experience required for today's demanding cutting-edge nursing role.

ABOUT EPOCRATES, INC.

Epocrates is a leading provider of clinical information and decision support tools to healthcare professionals. Epocrates currently has more than 900,000 healthcare professionals, including one in three U.S. physicians and 40 percent of U.S. medical students, in its active network. The company's subscription-based services enable healthcare professionals to make more informed medical decisions, reduce medical errors and practice more efficiently. For more information about Epocrates, please visit www.epocrates.com/company.

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