Laptop Requirements

The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden requires students enrolled in the following academic programs to have their own personal laptop computer:

  • Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Students must have a laptop computer that meets the minimum requirements, listed below, for hardware and software operating systems, and for compatibility with software in use by the school. If you have any questions, please email

Students enrolled in these programs are excluded from the laptop requirement:

  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • School Nurse Certification
  • Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Certification
For Students Who Are Purchasing a Laptop

For students who plan to buy a new laptop, please be sure your laptop complies with the hardware and operating system requirements, noted below.

Requirements: Hardware and Operating System




Operating System

Windows 11 22H2 and Windows 11 23H2

 OS X 12 "Monterey",

OS X 13 "Ventura", or OS X 14 "Sonoma"

Hard Drive

64GB (SSD Hard Drive Recommended) or greater


Intel i5 or i7 Processor or comparable equivalent

2.0 Ghz or greater

(Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset not Supported)

Intel Processor or M1 

Memory (RAM)

8GB or greater

Other Webcam, Microphone, and Internet Connection with at least 2.5Mbps Upload Speed

Anti-Virus software

Anti-virus is required for PC and Mac. Learn more about personal antivirus software available to Rutgers students.


If purchasing a new laptop, we recommend a 3 or 4 year warranty to cover the computer during your time as a student.

Students are not required to buy a new laptop and may use their existing laptop. If you plan to use an existing laptop please be sure your laptop complies with the software compatibility requirements, noted below.
For Students with Existing Laptops

Requirements: Software Compatibility
Student laptops must use a Windows or Apple operating system, be in good working condition and free of viruses, malware, and spyware, with working wireless access, for use for examinations and for communication with faculty and administration during the year.

Use the links below to confirm your laptop is compatible with the software titles in use by Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden.  The system requirements for these software titles are updated regularly by the vendor. Students are responsible for confirming that their laptop meets these software compatibility requirements. The school does not have any control over the frequency in which this information is updated, nor do we control any change to the system requirements for these titles.   




Important Note: Unsupported Systems and Configurations

Because of the specific requirements of some of the exam software used by Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, the following systems and configurations are not supported:

  • Apple Macintosh OS X 11 "Big Sur" and earlier
  • Apple iDevices (iPad, iPhone, etc.) 
  • Windows 11 21H2 and earlier (incl. XP and Windows 7)
  • Alternate versions of Windows 10 or 11, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S or Windows 11 S
  • Microsoft Surface (Non-pro Surface Devices)
  • Linux
  • Chromebooks
  • Tablet devices other than Surface Pro
  • Server versions of Mac OS X
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets

If you have any questions, please email