Laptop Requirements
Laptop Requirement for LPN-RN program
(Comprehensive Assessment and Review Program)
Students are required to bring a laptop computer to class to complete an Internet-based nationally standardized assessment in each nursing content area (i.e.- medical-surgical nursing). These tools can help students prepare more efficiently, as well as increase confidence and familiarity with nursing concepts.

Each student will receive review modules for each major nursing content area. Based on the NCLEX-RN blueprint, each assessment identifies specific areas of content weakness for further study. Items contain rationale for all response options to further strengthen the student’s understanding of the content. The final stage of the program provides three stages of preparation for computer adaptive testing (CAT) used by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensure examination for registered nurses.

Policies Regarding Use of Technology in Nursing CoursesUse of Technology in Nursing Courses
TigerNet is the software program that is used for online course delivery. Students receive orientation to TigerNet during their general orientation to DWU. In addition, a student TigerNet tutorial is available on the TigerNet student page. Policies regarding online learning will be included within the course syllabus.

Computer system requirements can be accessed here.

Technology support for students and faculty is provided through a Helpdesk. The Helpdesk is available anywhere 24/7 through our Web portal at Students and faculty may log into the site with individual Windows account information. This site allows an individual to submit and track requests to the Helpdesk. Any e-mail sent to is also logged in this tool.

Helpdesk contact information:
Phone: 605-995-2697
Location: Smith Hall 207
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Students have access to numerous online databases and an electronic book collection. Information about online library resources at McGovern Library can be accessed at: 

Keep in mind that a computer may be covered by financial aid so check with the DWU financial aid staff for details.
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