The University’s general technology information page has recommendations for device requirements and purchases.
Students are required to attest whether or not they access ePHI (Electronic Protected Health Information) regulated under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
Students that attest to accessing ePHI must do so with a computer that is HIPAA compliant and encrypted. Personally owned devices should not be used for work that involves ePHI. YSN-provided iPads with MaaS360, a Yale Managed Workstation provided by the University, a Health System Clinical Workstation, or a computer managed and provided by a clinical practice should be the only devices used for all clinical activity and research involving high risk data.
The latest version of an Apple iPad is included as part of YSN’s technology fee for students in the GEPN and MSN programs. Digital or online course assessments must be taken on a YSN iPad; personal devices may not be used.
- Required accessories: compatible headphones
- Strongly recommended accessories: case or similar protection; a compatible keyboard (Bluetooth, etc.)
Student iPads will be equipped to use the following:
- Canvas (device specifications) (browser specifications) (student user guide)
- Zoom (requirements & getting started guide)
- ExamSoft, E-Value, and other browser-based apps (any device may need to run at least two different browsers to accommodate all apps; YSN recommends Mozilla Firefox as one browser)
Microsoft Office Professional and other common software is available to students via the University Software site.
- Register your laptop for campus wireless. You’ll need your NetID and password to access any Yale network.
- Students are not allowed to store data on YSN computers. YSN will not be held responsible for any lost data. ITS recommends backing up personal devices on a regular basis to an external USB hard drive or similar.
- ITS recommends a 3-year or 4-year warranty with On-Site support and Accident Protection for devices, if available.
YSN recommends a personal laptop or desktop for DNP coursework and discourages DNP students from relying solely on technology at the workplace. Restrictions on workplace devices may cause interruptions when accessing Yale resources. DNP students will need Microsoft Office suite (and possibly Microsoft Project software) on their personal computer(s), available free of charge through the University Software site (see above).
YSN strongly recommends headphones with a microphone for DNP students.
Yale Information Technology Services help desk:
Yale School of Nursing Academic support Unit:
Courtesy of Yale Information Technology Services (ITS) & YSN’s Academic Support Unit (ASU)