Student Software Download
The following software is available for students to download and install on their personal computers.
The campus cannot provide support for the installation or operation of the following software on personal equipment.
Read & Write: Download this free literary software to assist with reading, writing and online research.
ZoomText: Download this magnifier/Reader software for low-vision users.
Malwarebytes: Virus and spyware scanning program
TrendMicro: Cleanup and threat prevention
AutomationDirect: CLICK PLCs (Stackable Micro Brick)
AutoDesk: AutoDesk Products (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Inventor, ReCap Pro, Revit, Maya, 3DS Max, etc)
(You must use your KCTCS email when using the Autodesk software)
Multisim: SPICE Simulation and circuit design software
Login using your KCTCS email account.
Under Office apps & devices, click "Install Office"
OfficeSetup.exe will begin downloading. Click "Open file" in the bottom left of the screen if using Internet Explorer. If using Chrome or FireFox, a popup screen will come up prompting for a place to download the setup file.
For Chromebooks - Available in the Google Play Store
With your KCTCS email and password
Go to “Access student benefits” and click on "Explore" button
On the left menu, click on "Software" and search for “consumer editions”
Click on “Windows 10 (consumer editions) version 2004 - DVD. Then click on “View Key” and follow the directions.
NCSBN Learning Extension – Medication Flashcards
Availability: iOS and Android; free
NCLEX RN Mastery – Study Aid
Prepare for the NCLEX RN exam with hundreds of practice questions and sample quizzes.
Availability: iOS and Android; free download with in-app purchases: otherwise monthly fees
PEPID – Drug and Clinical Resource
Students gain a credible and complete resource guide for coursework, lab exercises, and clinical practice.
Availability: iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and mobile browser compatible; subscription fee
Epocrates – Clinical Care Assistant
As a nursing student, you can prevent mistakes on exams and, most importantly, provide proper treatment when providing patient care.
Availability: iOS and Android; free, with an upgrade for disease and diagnostic access, or enterprise subscription
Medscape – Informational Resource
Published by WebMD, this free app provides access to a medical directory, continuing education, medical news tailored to your specialty, and a clinical reference library.
Availability: iOS and Android; free
WebMD – Access full WebMD Resources
This is the app version of the WebMD website.
Availability: iOS, Android, and Amazon; free
Med Mnemonics – Nursing/Nursing Student Support
This app provides over 1,500 acronyms, rhymes, and memory tricks to help nurses quickly learn numerous medical conditions, symptoms, and other medical terminology.
Availability: iOS and Android; nominal fee
Taber’s Medical Dictionary – Comprehensive Medical Dictionary
This dictionary has more than 65,000 definitions to help nursing students study for
Availability: iOS, Android, and mobile browser compatible; annual subscription fee
Nursing Central – Comprehensive Reference Resource
The app includes access to Davis’s Drug Guide, Taber’s Medical Dictionary, Diseases and Disorders, and MEDLINE Search and Journals, among other databases.
Availability: iOS and Android; annual subscription fee
NurseGrid– Scheduling and Communication
The app lets you schedule across all worksites, view who’s on your shift, message other nurses, and much more. A manager version is also available.
Availability: iOS and web portal; free