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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

What is BYOD?

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a policy that requires School of Nursing students to bring personally owned computing and mobile devices onto the campus to access Rutgers University and School of Nursing resources such as email, file servers and databases as well as their personal applications and data.


The BYOD policy is a response to student requests to use their preferred personal devices facilitating easy access to familiar equipment, software and data. 

When does the BYOD policy begin?

The BYOD policy goes into effect beginning with the Fall 2018 semester.

What is required for BYOD?
  1. School of Nursing students are required to take all course examinations on their own personal devices 
    1. Students who are testing on their PC or Mac laptop must have a minimum of a 2GHz Intel processor and a minimum of 8GB of RAM for the testing software (Examplify) to work properly
What Types of Devices Can I Utilize at the School of Nursing?

Most devices can access the Rutgers Wireless Networks (RU Wireless Secure & RU Health Sciences) without any difficulty. A partial list of devices that we have successfully connected to the network includes:

Although all of these devices meet the requirements for in-class needs (taking notes and exams) iPads and mobile devices may not be as effective for writing scholarly papers in the format needed. 

What Types of Devices are Prohibited by The School of Nursing IT Department?
Recommended Computer Laptop Specifications
Windows Laptops:
Macintosh Laptops:

Check the examplify website for compatability updates

Laptops purchased in the last few years are likely to 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.

School of Nursing Software Requirements

Listed below are the basic requirements for the software needed on your computer while you are a student at Rutgers School of Nursing. 

Microsoft Office 365
Adobe Products



SPSS and various other software installation can be purchased from
SPSS can also be accessed for Student Usage by going to

What Happens if my Device Breaks?

It is the students’ responsibility to regularly maintain software updates from the device’s OS (iOS or Windows) and the Antivirus software definition files. The IT department will assist students with connectivity issues, and can make recommendations about hardware or software issues students may experience. 

Rutgers Wireless Configuration  

Please view the School of Nursing Computing 
Bring Your Own Device Acceptance Use Policy (pdf)

Further information in regard to Rutgers University computing policies and procedures can be found at:
Rutgers Office of Information Technology Computing Policies and Guidelines



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