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The College of Nursing requires that all students in the Nursing Program have a notebook/laptop computer that meets or exceeds our posted minimum standards. This computer is essential for use in completing research, exams, academic and communications tasks. We recommend purchasing a new Dell Computer (Windows PC) laptop for all new students.

Computer Minimum Requirements and Recommendations

The college recommends students purchase a new Dell Computer (Windows PC). 

Use of Macintosh or Chromebook computers are not recommended and may result in potential issues in using certain systems, like blackboard and Examsoft. 

Minimum Requirements

Dell Computer Minimum Requirements (Windows PC)

Processor Intel Core i5 Processor
RAM 8 GB Ram
Operating System Windows 11
Hard Drive (HDD) 256 GB Hard Drive
Networking Hardware 802.11g Wireless Network Card
Video Card Integrated Graphics Card
Protection Extended Warranty

Computer Recommendations

Below are the Dell computer models we recommend.  Also please note the stated minimum requirements below.

There may be student discounts that you may be eligible for at the USC Dell  Premier Partner Portal (Account Creation and Login may be required).

Software used in the Nursing Curriculum

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