Technology requirements are regularly updated as technology advances. The current requirements were last reviewed in June 2016. Students entering the Mennonite College of Nursing in the fall of 2016 must have a computer that meets the requirements listed below. Laptops with wireless capability are not required but are suggested for convenience.
If you want to utilize or purchase a PC make certain it meets the following criteria:
If you want to utilize or purchase a Mac OSX computer it must meet the following criteria:
If you desire to purchase a new computer (Mac or PC) please contact the Techzone to compare software and hardware pricing. Techzone offers significant discounts on computers from Apple, Dell, and IBM/Lenovo. Also, numerous software titles like Microsoft Office, Mac Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Parallels are available at academic discounts. RAM and Operating system upgrades can also be purchases through Techzone if your computer should require updating to meet the specifications listed above.
Before purchasing a security suite or security software package that contains antivirus and/or firewall and spam filtering, please be aware that Illinois State University offers these tools to students and employees free of charge via the Help Desk and has very specific requirements about which security packages are supported and approved for use on campus.
Nursing courses require you to have a recent version of Microsoft Office which includes PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Publisher. Office 365 is available to all Illinois State Students free of charge. Visit office365.illinoisstate.edu to access this software.