• Standard Computer Hardware and Software Requirements | UTMB School of Nursing

Computer
Requirements

Ensure you have the adequate technology to support your nursing journey.

 Attention Incoming BSN Students:

As part of the iLead Project, incoming BSN Junior students enrolled beginning Summer 2019 will be leased an iPad from UTMB School of Nursing, included in the tuition and fees each semester for the duration of the program. Students will receive their iPads during New Student Orientation. To learn more about iLead, check out the iLead Project page.

 Hardware is key.

Basic Hardware Specifications

HardDrive/Storage

Recommended

  • 256-500 GB SSD

Required/Minimum

  • 256-500 GB HDD

Memory

Recommended

  • 8-16 GB RAM

Required/Minimum

  • 4 GB RAM

Wireless Adapter (Laptops)

Recommended

  • 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz

Required/Minimum

  • 802.11n 2.4/5 GHz
  +  

(Headset + WebCam)

  +    +  

(WebCam with Built-in Microphone + Headphones)

  +    +  

(WebCam with Built-in Microphone + Speakers)

 We are Apple friendly. But you still need Office.

Bring your Macbook. Bring your iPad. Keep Office.

We do not require Apple users to run Parallels. What we do require is all course assignments and files be PC-compatible, ensured by using Microsoft Office.

Don't worry, you can use Office on Apple products as well as PCs.

(Must be accessed from an iMac or Macbook)

Operating System. Internet browsers. Adobe. Microsoft.

Basic software that will prove crucial to your success.

Windows Operating Systems:

Windows 10 is a Supported Operating System at UTMB

Windows 10

 Supported

Windows 10 is a Supported Operating System at UTMB

Windows 8

 Not Supported

Windows 10 is a Supported Operating System at UTMB

Windows 7

 Not Supported

 Apple users should always run the latest version of MacOS (iMac, Macbook) or iOS (iPhone, iPad) unless specified otherwise.

Note: MacOS version 10.12 (Sierra) or newer is required.

Internet Browsers:

Google Chrome

 Required

Mozilla FireFox

 Required

Microsoft Edge

 Supported

Safari

 Limited Support

Internet Explorer

 Not Supported

 Apple note: users of the Safari browser have typically experienced problems with Blackboard during their studies.