Graduate Program in Nursing


Computer Specifications

Personal Computer Specifications for Off-campus Students

(Adapted for graduate nursing students 2016)

If you are planning to acquire a computer to use for your classes, we recommend the following minimum specifications:

  • 2.3 GHz processor or faster
  • At least 4 GB RAM (most new PCs come with 4GB or more)
  • Windows 7 or 8, orMac OSX (new PCs will have Windows 10). We no longer support Vista
  • 10/100 Ethernet and/or wireless access
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (2016 Professional preferred, free through Viterbo, for more info email )

Please Keep in mind that these are "minimum" specifications; more powerful computers  will provide an even higher level of performance. Contact your local computer professional if you need assistance in putting together a system that meets these specifications.

You will also need a 4 GB or larger flash drive and high speed Internet access. The Viterbo Livrary Circulation Desk has 8GB Flash Drives for sale for $7.

PowerPoint and Word are required for work in classes. As a Viterbo student, you can install Office 2016 Pro Plus free of charge by logging in with your Viterbo 0365 Email account to

You must register using your Viterbo email account as proof of your enrollment at the university.  It is also the email address to which verification information will be sent that you need to complete the purchase transaction.

Lastly, the university does not perform maintenance or troubleshoot problems with student-owned computers. Be sure you have your original system installation disk(s) and any warranty/repair agreement information in case your computer should need service.

Additional information, resources, and virus scans available on the Information and Technology page