Nursing

Technology Requirements

The Apple Mac operating system (OS) is a critical part of the College of Nursing's technology ecosystem.

Students in the Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program are required to purchase a MacBook. This requirement is based on the current technology environment within the college's classrooms and simulation lab, which are built to enable active learning and student engagement through AirPlay, screen sharing and MacBook native apps.

MacBook Minimum System Specifications

  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 256 GB for storage
  • Built-in webcam
  • MAC OS 12 Monterey

Helpful Tips

1. Wait to purchase your books

At orientation, faculty and staff will address which textbooks you will need and walk through how to download and purchase e-books, along with any necessary supplemental packages, platforms and/or software.

2. Wait to purchase your apps

At orientation, the college will provide you with a standardized set of applications for your iPad, so wait to purchase or download apps until orientation to prevent duplicates.

For more information, email caterhelp@uc.edu or call (513) 558-5205.