Our Nursing programs utilize telepresence classrooms and web-based testing software, allowing these programs to reach students statewide. This reliance on technology means it is very important for all Nursing students to have their own laptop.
In addition to the following hardware specifications there are some restrictions to keep in mind when selecting a laptop:
Chromebooks and tablets (Android, Windows, or iPads) will not be able to run the testing software and are thus not supported.
Older Macbooks may not be compatible with the testing software, so any Macbooks older than 3 years are not supported.
Windows 10 (64-Bit), or MacOS 11.x (Big Sur)
Minimum Intel i5; Recommended Intel i7
8 GB minimum; Recommended 16 GB
Minimum 256 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
Built-in or external with built in microphone (headset/earbuds recommended) to allow for future remote delivery in some courses, remote office hours, remote tutoring, etc.
3 Year on-site service support with accident damage coverage (4 Year is highly recommended)