Online Program Hardware and Software Requirements

Online Technology

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The following computer hardware and software are required for success in the Online RN-BSN Completion Program.

The following are suggested minimal personal computer (PC) requirements for students taking courses online.These are also recommended computer specs to consider when purchasing a new device.

Operating System

  • Windows 7/8/10 or Mac OS X 10.7 or newer

Processor (CPU)

  • Intel i3 / AMD A6 processor or better

Display and Video Card

  • 1280x800 resolution or higher, 512 MB video RAM or more

Hard Drive

  • 500 GB or larger for standard hard drives
  • 256 GB or larger for solid state hard drives

Memory (RAM)

  • 4 GB or more

Removable Storage

  • USB flash drive (requires USB port)


  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • PDF reader such as CutePDF Writer, PDFCreator, or Adobe


  • Ethernet or Wireless card that supports 802.11 b/g/n protocol


  • Speakers, Microphone
  • A webcam is required for all online programs


  • Install an additional browser other than Internet Explorer or Safari. Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Install the following software for proper playback of most web content
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Microsoft Silverlight
    • Java
  • Extended warranty is recommended for laptops. Consider purchasing a backup battery as well
  • Make sure to have physical copies of the install disks for any additional software purchased with the device. This will include software keys or licenses needed should a reformat be needed
  • Ensure you have everything needed to connect and use your systems, including power cables, USB cables, and Ethernet cables

Remote Proctor Now System Requirements:

Operating System

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Mac 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13

OS Version

  • SP2, 32- or 64-bit*
  • Any Mac version (10.10.x)*

Required Plug-ins

  • Latest version Flash

Connection Speed

  • Must have at least 200kb/s (.2mb/s). upload speed^

Date and Time

  • Must be accurate for your local time zone


  • .NetFramework 4.0 or greater^^
  • Windows Operating Systems are not supported for use on Mac