Healthcare organizations will have many compliance rules and regulations to worry about when adopting a bring your own device policy, but HealthIT Security's Jennifer Bresnick wrote that nurses who have access to a BYOD policy will do better with daily tasks and generally be more productive. Judith Church, faculty member in the healthcare and healthcare informatics programs at American Sentinel University, said BYOD can also smooth workflows and supplement the hospital system of communication when undertaken correctly.

"RNs have greater familiarity with their own devices and the more familiar they are, the greater the tendency there is for nurses to optimize the use of the device to its fullest capacity for improved patient care," Church said.

Mobile devices allow nurses to have materials at their fingertips and treat patients at an instant instead of having to page through documents on a regular basis. The drawback, Church said is that standards are harder to follow in a BYOD program, which is why healthcare organizations would likely benefit from a mobile device management program.

According to eWEEK, a recent report by Spyglass Consulting Group called "Point of Care Computing for Nursing 2012," found 69 percent of hospitals have staff that use personal devices, which indicates the prevalence of BYOD.