Nursing Laptop Requirement

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Computer requirements:

Operating System

Windows 7 or higher


Microsoft® Office Suite products for Windows and Mac users are available to download or use in the cloud, free of charge, for all current M State students. The free download for a Windows-based PC includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access. The Mac version includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. For more details on downloading and installing Office 365, log in to SpartanNet and click FREE Office 365 under Other Resources.

NOTE: Office 365 Pro Plus does not run on computers using Windows Vista or XP or older operating systems.

Virus Protection

Security downloads are available to all M State students, free of charge. Download information is available within the SpartanNet student portal, or contact your campus Computer Help Center for more information.

Hardware Processor

Intel Core i5 processor or higher

Hard Drive

160 GB hard drive or larger


4 GB required

CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive


Ethernet Network


Wireless Network


USB Flash Drive

Strongly Recommended - 1GB+ (Sold in Campus Bookstores)

If you have any questions please contact:

Detroit Lakes

Chris Klein

Fergus Falls

Darren Hage


Lisa Ziegler


Tracy Crawford

Please Note: Follow your laptop program for software requirements.

Last modified: August 17th, 2017 at 10:47am