We offer comprehensive support for our students. Our students arrive at the School of Nursing with a variety of devices, all of which need to access the wireless network as well as Duke Enterprise resources such as Sakai. We will provide support with building presentations, video creation and editing, connectivity when away from Duke and a variety of other tasks.
All Duke University School of Nursing students are required to have their own laptop in full working condition, meeting or exceeding the following standard.
For students who will need to purchase a system for their program, we recommend the following specifications: Duke Recommended Computer Specifications
We have found that almost all laptops purchased in the last few years meet the minimum specification. Some will provide slower response times, which is usually a function of how much internal memory or disk space is available.
If you have any questions about your laptop, please contact our SON-IT Service Desk at (919)684-9200 to be sure. We can help you determine if your laptop meets the standard and offer suggestions for improving performance if necessary.
Software for DUSON Programs
The following software is required for successful completion of DUSON programs. Each of these is available through Duke at no cost or at a significant discount (software available for purchase at a discount is denoted with an *) at OIT's Software Site .
MS Office 2016 (Student Option)
Cisco VPN Client
SPSS (DNP only)
SAS (PhD only)
We also provide after-hours support for students. If any student cannot access their course material at any hour of the day, they can call in for support and we will work with them within an hour to help them get their materials.