University of Arizona -College of Nursing - Online Learning
At the UA College of Nursing, you can enhance and
enrich your educational experience through our e-Learning environments. All of our graduate degree programs, PhD in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice are enhanced by the use of online technology. Students also can
obtain online a Graduate Certificate in nurse practitioner options, rural health, and informatics.
Our PhD program combines state-of-the-art
e-Learning experiences with intensive research mentored experiences with
our internationally renowned faculty. Research Intensive Summer Experience, RISE, bring students and faculty together for a 5-10-days event generally each August for the first three years of the program. DNP students and their faculty gather in a similiar timeframe to engage in practice inquiry opportunities.
Learn in detail about our online learning environment, D2L (Desire to Learn).
Web-based education, or e-Learning, offers you many advantages in addition
to accessibility anytime, anywhere. E-Learning frequently increases the
amount interaction you have with other students and faculty, as you work
collaboratively to increase your understanding of health-related problems
and potential solutions. In addition, developing e-Learning skills now
will give you an advantage when you graduate because e-Learning is the
future of continuing education in organizations.
To get the most out of our e-Learning environments,
you will need basic computer skills, a good computer and a high quality
See Technical Requirements below for specific details.
University of Arizona -College of Nursing -Technical Requirements
What Should I Know?
You are expected to have an understanding of Internet and email basics. You will be navigating and searching the Internet, posting comments and documents online and corresponding with others in your class using web-based conferencing and email.
What do I need?
You are expected to have a computer that meets the minimum requirements listed below.
RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS -
Courses with an online component have the following recommended hardware and software requirements (depending on your program, you may be required to have a laptop):
A Windows-based computer or laptop that is no older than 2 years (processors with either “Celeron” or “Sempron” are not recommended).
Monitor size is up to you, but we recommend a 17" screen or larger for ease of viewing (minimum resolution of 1024x768)
4GB RAM minimum with 8GB recommended. This link will perform a memory scan to determine how much RAM a computer has and what the upgrade options are: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
Soundcard and headphones
DVD/CD player (CD Writer desirable)
Good quality printer
Broadband internet connection (Cable Modem, DSL, ISDN )
The most important component is a high quality Internet connection. Cable Modem, DSL, or other high speed, broadband service is strongly recommended.
Please note: No netbooks (low screen resolution and slow processor), ipads, or tablets (compatibility) should be used as the primary computer. These items do not meet the minimum requirements.
Software and Plug-Ins
You computer must play MP4, WMV and RM videos, play Flash content, run Internet Explorer and, if applicable, run PC based programs.