2022-2023 Requirements

Students are required to have a laptop or desktop computer that meets the system requirements outlined by the Duquesne University School of Nursing.

Computer (Must be Windows or Mac based*)

  • WINDOWS - Latest version of Windows 10 or Windows 11; 9th Generation Intel i5 CPU or higher OR 3rd generatoin AMD Ryzen CPU or higher; OR
  • APPLE - Mac OS 10.15 Calaina or later (Any Mac from 2018 or newer is acceptable)
  • 250+GB Storage space, SSD recommended
  • 8GB RAM minimum; 16GB strongly recommended
  • Broadband internet connection at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload speed
  • Webcam for video conferencing and proctored exams (internal or external webcam)
  • Microphone (internal or integrated microphone in webcam is sufficient)
  • Headphones or earbuds
  • Speakers

*Chromebooks are not compatible/Windows 10S is not compatible


  • EndNote, JMP, SAS, SPSS, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Qualtrics, Gartner
  • Adobe® Reader DC or later (download available for FREE)
  • Mozilla Firefox web browser
  • Google Chrome web browser