Specifications for Programs with Notebook Requirements

Requirements for McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) Students

The MSON continues to be committed to student success and requests every nursing student obtain a laptop with the following specifications.

Lap Top Privacy screen will be required.

Macintosh:

  • Operating System: OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), and OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported.
  • CPU: Intel processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Hard Drive: 1GB or higher available space
  • Server version of Mac OS X is not supported
  • A working USB port is required
  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Firefox 36+, Google Chrome 41+, Safari 6.2.7+

Tablet:

  • Testing platform does not support Tablet devices other than Surface Pro as detailed below

PC:

  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10.  Only genuine, U.S.-English, French, Portuguese, Swedish, and British versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported
  • CPU Processor: 1.86Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or greater
  • RAM: highest recommended for the operating system or 2GB
  • Hard Drive: highest recommended for the operating system or 1GB of available space
  • A working USB port is required
  • Internet connection
  • Screen Resolution must be 1024x768 or higher
  • Adobe Reader (Version 9, 11, or DC)
  • Browser: Firefox 36+, Google Chrome 41+, Internet Explorer 9 or 10 (version 11 not recommended

Requirements for Physician Assistant (PA) Students

The Physician Assistant Program continues to be committed to student success and requests every PA student obtain a laptop with the following specifications.

Macintosh:

  • Operating System: OS X 10.7 (Lion), OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), and OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported
  • CPU: Intel processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Hard Drive: 1GB or higher available space
  • Server version of Mac OS X is not supported
  • A working USB port is required
  • Internet connection

PC:

  • Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
  • Only genuine, U.S.-English, French, Portuguese, Swedish, and British versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported
  • CPU Processor: 1.86Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or greater
  • RAM: highest recommended for the operating system or 2GB
  • Hard Drive: highest recommended for the operating system or 1GB of available space
  • A working USB port is required
  • Internet connection
  • Screen Resolution must be 1024x768 or higher
  • Adobe Reader (Version 9, 11, or DC)

(Approved by PA faculty – April 12, 2018)