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About the School:

The University of Cincinnati is a public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati and has an annual enrollment of over 44,000 students, making it the second largest university in Ohio.

Laptop Programs:

Hardware and Software Discounts

Shop for discounted Apple and Dell products at the UC bookstore

View the UC Bookstores website for more information or call them at (513) 556-1700.

Device Repair and Software Support

UC students can visit ResNet to receive free support for personal devices such as harware estimates and software installation.
Student Software
IT@UC negotiates favorable terms, conditions and prices for selected software for students. Use the following list as a handy reference for accessing both contract negotiated software and third-party vendor software.

System Software

Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft office Suite: Download for free View Microsoft installation instructions for Win and Mac

McAfree (Intel Security): Free anti virus and anti-spyware software.

Download McAfee (Intel Security)  

iPad Requirement

To improve learning outcomes and prepare more job-ready, tech-savvy nurses, we require our Bachelor of Science in Nursing students to use an iPad as part of the curriculum.
Students must have an iPad or iPad mini with a minimum of 64GB of storage. With the iPad, students receive:
  • About $170 worth of e-textbooks
  • About $100 worth of applications
  • The option to purchase or rent e-textbooks
  • Set-up instructions and iPad training during student orientation
  • Tech support from our in-house helpdesk
We continue to work with clinical sites to incorporate the iPad in real-world practice, as technology in the workplace is the future of health care.

Helpful Tips

1. Wait to Purchase Your Books

At orientation, faculty and staff will address which textbooks you will need and walk through how to download and purchase e-books, along with any necessary supplemental packages, platforms and/or software.

2. Wait to Purchase Your Apps

At orientation, the college will provide you with a standardized set of applications for your iPad, so wait to purchase or download apps until orientation to prevent duplicates.
For more information or questions, email [email protected] or call 513-558-5205. Link: https://nursing.uc.edu/academic-programs/bsn/ipad-requirement.html

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