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Skyscape Nursing Constellation Plus Vs. Nursing Central

Posted by Nursing Educator on Mar 7, 2016 4:44:59 PM

Nurses have played an important role throughout history, be it in the emergency room, maternity ward, at the patients home or in the jungles of far off continents. With so many specialties and programs for modern nurses to choose from, now more than ever their schooling is at the forefront of the job.

Schools across the nation have one clear cut goal... prepare their future nurses for a long and successful career. Accomplishing this is often a combination of great teachers, class hours, labs, on the job training and so much more. A key component to each of these ingredients are the proper resource/reference books.

Since reference books are so important to each step of nursing school, and in many cases throughout the future career of the nurse, schools often tend to have preferences on established and proven books. F.A Davis Company is known as one of the leaders in the nursing industry for schooling and beyond with their many essential resources.

While you can require your students to purchase each individual resource separately, this can be a large financial burden on these young adults. Do not fret! Skyscape has put together a suite of 7 essential mobile nursing references for your young students. By creating this suite we hope to offer the most savings along with the easiest and most convenient way to purchase.

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  1. Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses
  2. Davis’s Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications
  3. Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manuel
  4. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
  5. Skycape Calculator Plus Medical Calculator
  6. RNotes: Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide
  7. MedBeats

We offer this suite of references for 30% off the regular individual prices. So instead of your students paying around $260 for the individual titles they can get them all for $179.95.

Making Your Choice

If you happen to be in the midst of making the choice for your students you may find yourself overwhelmed by the various options. Either requiring the individual titles or finding a great package for your students, you want to do what is best for everyone.

In the suite/package option you will find two leaders in the essential F.A. Davis nursing reference category: Skyscape Nursing Constellation Plus and Nursing Central by Unbound.

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Using this table as a high level overview you can see the prices and what is included in each suite. While Skyscape Nursing Constellation Plus cost $10 more than Nursing Central, you can see that NCP (Nursing Constellation Plus) includes an additional 2 references valued at over $50 individually. A key difference between the suites in that the references in NCP are available to you forever once you buy them. Opposed to Nursing Central, where you only have access to the references for 1 year from the date of purchase. This fact alone could be enough to sway you in one direction or the other, but to truly understand the value of NCP you'll have to explore the various resources and tools in the suite.

Resources and Tools in Skyscape Nursing Constellation Plus

Smartsearch is a dynamic search across all Skyscape references. Choosing to search for a certain drug or disease for example will automatically yield a list showing the topics and resources it is referenced in. This allows you to search you whole library of books at one time.

Smartlink automatically links the current topic with related information in other Skyscape products.

Dedicated Customer Support to assist with your various needs including installations, hardware problems, billing and many more questions.

Faculty & Student Training is offered to help guide you through any questions or concerns you might have. You will learn the ins and outs of using your references to their greatest potential and have the opportunity to explore the many other services offer by Skyscape to improve your students lives through nursing school.

Any Questions?

While there is a lot of information packed in above you still may have questions. If you are interested in learning more or would like to know the steps to implement NCP into your curriculum you can contact us below.

 

Skyscape Medpresso, Inc.
360 Church St., Suite 110
Northborough, MA 01532
USA
Phone: 508-299-3000
Fax: 978-389-0416
Email: info@skyscape.com

 

 

 

 

Topics: Nursing

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