Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) — MSN or BSN to DNP

Hardware & Software Requirements

Your Computer: You’ll need a proper PC to complete most of your coursework. An iPad, Android Tablet, Windows RT device, or smart phone will be useful for many things, but to post content (online discussion, assignments, etc), take tests, or participate in live classroom sessions you will need a full PC. Mac computers (lap or desktop) are fine, as are Windows 8 devices (laptops, desktops, and hybrid devices like the Surface PRO or Lenovo Yoga line).

Web Browser: Your web browser is the software you use to view the internet. We recommend Firefox or Internet Explorer as a primary browser (Safari and Chrome generally work but are not officially supported and therefore occasionally have issues). Whatever browser you use, please stay up to date with the latest set of patches and updates.

Speakers: Because most courses include an audio element, you will need speakers or headphones.

Adobe Acrobat Reader: The Adobe Acrobat Reader is an excellent tool for viewing PDF (Portal Document Format) files online. Many of your professors -- and UDM's database vendors) -- provide documents as PDF, as these files can be viewed by anyone with a PDF reader. The Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from Adobe's web site. Note: on the download page, an "additional offer" is preselected for you. We recommend you do NOT install this additional software.

Program Specific Requirements

Smartphone: With Skype or Facetime installed for face-to-face virtual visits with professors and clinical instructors.