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College of Nursing

Computer Standards for Students

Computer Requirements

The College of Nursing requires that all students in the Nursing Program have a notebook/laptop computer that meets or exceeds the listed requirements.  This computer is essential for use in completing research, taking exams, performining academic and communications tasks.

You can purchase a new computer or use a computer you already own, provided it meets the minimum specifications below.  Writing tablets, iPads, and similar devices currently do not meet the requirements of the standard. 

The College supports both Mac and PC (Windows) computer platforms for student use.  


Macintosh Minimum Requirements

PC/Windows Minimum Requirements

Processor Intel Core i5 Processor Intel Core i5 Processor
Operating System macOS Sierra Windows 10
Hard Drive (HDD) 256GB Hard Drive 256GB Hard Drive
Networking Hardware 802.11g Wireless Network Card 802.11g Wireless Network Card
Video Card Integrated Graphics Card

Integrated Graphics Card

Protection AppleCare+

Extended warranty

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