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Technology Requirements for Students

All Undergraduate and Graduate nursing students are required to have a laptop they can bring to class activities and exams when notified to do so. The laptop must meet the requirements listed below, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  Microsoft Office is available to enrolled students at a discounted price.  

At this time, an iPad does not fully meet these requirements.

Minimum computer requirements for Creighton University College of Nursing students:

Hardware/Operating System

PC with:
at least a CPU dual core or better
4GB of RAM (minimum)
128GB hard drive or higher (minimum)
Windows 7 or Windows 8 Pro (Windows RT, variant of Windows 8, will not run various required applications)


Mac computer with:
Macbook (or Pro) late 2008 or newer
4GB of RAM (minimum)
128GB hard drive or higher (minimum)
OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8) or higher

If you need to purchase a new computer, please see the following website and consider purchasing through Creighton University Discounted prices will be provided.

Other Requirements:
Connection to the internet (on campus or at home) is required.  Access to a high speed connection such as Cable, DSL or Satellite is required.  This includes:

  • A broadband connection of 1.5 Mbps-Megabits per second-is a minimum for most applications to run smoothly.

Basically, your internet connection speed needs to be fast enough to stream video without noticeable buffering and allow for uninterrupted web conferencing (streaming of audio and video).  Please speak with your internet service provider to make sure your internet connection speed will accommodate these needs.

Plugins and Media Players:

Optional Items (may be required - see course syllabi for details):

  • Headset with microphone
  • Webcam, digital camera, video camera
  • USB flash drive
  • SPSS software (statistical software)
  • Some classes may require web services that require a fee

Student Technical Support Information
If you have a technical problem using an application supported by Creighton University or a vendor that the College of Nursing contracts with to provide support to students directly, remote technical support is usually handled by a technician over the phone and a request for remote access to the student?s computer maybe necessary to diagnose problems.  Students grant technicians remote access and are able to watch what the technician is doing while connected on the phone.   Before any changes are made to a student?s computer, the technician will explain the change and the reason for the change.  The student is responsible for agreeing to allow the change to be made or figuring out a different method or computer to use in order to complete the necessary task with the application should the student be unwilling to allow changes or remote access to their computer.  The student is able to disconnect the remote access at anytime and technicians are not able to reconnect a remote session without the student agreeing to the session.

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