Laptop/Tablet PC Requirements

Laptop/Tablet PC Requirements

Registered students at the College of Nursing are required to have, for exams and other purposes, a portable computer device that meets the following requirements.

Hardware Requirements

  • 4GB of Memory (RAM)
  • 80 GB Hard-drive of free space
  • Wireless card with 802.11 capability
  • Integrated Webcam and Microphone


Software Requirements

  • An authentic and registered Windows or Apple operating system with latest updates 
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or above 
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection (Anti-virus) provided free by NYU (
  • PDF reading software(e.g. Adobe Reader) 

Nursing Informatics Students Only (Required for specialty courses)

  • MS Access (Not included with Office 365 - Only works on PC) 
  • MS Visio (Not included with Office 365)
  • MS Project (Not included with Office 365)


You can download Microsoft Office 365 for free with your valid NYU email address by visiting

For students in the Nursing Informatics, Masters and Advanced Certificate Programs,  
in addition to the above requirements, the Nursing Informatics specialty courses will require 
Microsoft Access, Visio and Project Management application software.

If you are shopping for a new laptop, the College of Nursing highly encourages you to look at the offerings from the NYU Computer Store. The store has competitive pricing. Click here to find the college's recommended models.