Computer Requirements


Minimum Requirements

For all College of Nursing Programs

Minimum computer requirements for all Nursing Students

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Computer requirements for Traditional BSN, Accelerated BSN and RN to BSN students.

Graduate

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Computer requirements for Doctor of Nursing Practice students.

Graduate

PhD in Nursing Sciences

Computer requirements for PhD in Nursing Sciences students.


Minimum Laptop Requirements for all College of Nursing Programs

  • You are required to have a laptop running either Mac OS or Windows 10. 
  • Required to have a working webcam and microphone.
  • Access to high speed internet per the FCC definition: FCC high speed definition.
    • High speed internet access of at least 25 Mbps DOWN and 3 Mbps UP. 
    • Test your internet speed HERE.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to have a smartphone for 2FA (multi factor authentication).  
  • Students are eligible for free current Microsoft Office software packages.

Laptop Security Requirements

  • Student’s laptops must be encrypted. Resources are available HERE.
    • External hard drives or USB drives (Flash Thumb drives) must be encrypted if using for College of Nursing course materials. We strongly encourage the cloud storage solutions mentioned above in lieu of the use of portable media.
  • Antivirus requirements 
  • Students are strongly encouraged to use cloud storage for course work and collaboration, there are multiple cloud storage options available for free HERE.
  • Zoom UF single sign on instructions.
  • UF’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) is required for accessing resources from off campus.
    • Username: username@ufl.edu/health
  • Eduroam wireless at UF. Eduroam is used at institutions worldwide making it easier for staff and students to collaborate across academic institutions for conferences and programs.

NOTE: While a Chromebook, iPad or iPad Pro may be used for certain college courses.  They do not meet the minimum standards, please click on the specific computer requirements for your program using the sections below.      


CONIT Department information if you have any questions or concerns.

  • conitsupport@health.ufl.edu
  • 352-273-6429
  • HPNP 3233
  • Emergency Phone Number: 352-474-8745 (call or text)
  • **Do Not Contact CONIT through Canvas Email.

   


Additional Requirements for Bachelor of Science (TBSN, ABSN and RN -BSN)

ABSN and TBSN Electronic Assessment Requirements:
RN -BSN Electronic Assessment Requirements:


Additional Requirements for Doctor of Nursing Practice Students

  • ProctorU – for electronic assessments.
  • Exxat
  • Shadow Health
  • UFApps – access to software applications from any computing device–laptops, tablets, desktops, and smartphones–from any location, at any time.


Additional Requirements for PhD in Nursing Science Students

  • UF myIRBUF VPN connection is required to use myIRB.
  • Virtual Desktop environment – Windows 10 virtual environment used for data collection with Office 2019 & SPSS 27.
  • UFApps – access to software applications from any computing device–laptops, tablets, desktops, and smartphones–from any location, at any time.