Distance Learning

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is dedicated to providing students with technology that assists them in reaching a higher plateau of learning. To accomplish this, we analyze current trends and implement those that will benefit our students.


We integrate technology into the curriculum to improve student learning.

The instructional design and technology specialist is dedicated to assisting faculty in providing active learning opportunities for students, increasing the effectiveness of current communication channels and supporting all faculty, staff and students in their use of technology.

Some of the technologies we utilize to facilitate engaged, active learning includes:

  • A learning management system for all courses
  • Classroom response system
  • Wireless classrooms for interactive group activities
  • Camtasia for creation of interactive educational elements
  • Simulations labs that include SimMan, BabySim, SimMan 3G, Noell, SimNewB, and SimMan essentials 
  • A videoconferencing system

Minimum Computer Requirements

All College of Nursing courses require the use of a computer and a .edu email account.

You may use the College's computer labs or your own personal computer. If you choose to use a personal computer, you will need the following:

  • Hardware

    • Microsoft Windows 8 or newer / Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
    • 1.8 GHz Intel processor or equivalent
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 5 GB hard drive free space
    • G Wireless Networking (on-campus students only)
    • High speed modem and reliable Internet connectivity
    • Sound card
    • Speakers
    • Screen resolution: 1024x768 pixels
    • Headphones
    • Microphone (graduate students only)
    • Web cam (graduate students only)
    • Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
  • Software

  • Mobile Devices
    • Operating System
      • Apple iOS 8.2 or newer / Android OS 4.4 or newer
    • Browsers
      • iPhone: iOS Safari 3.1.3 or newer
      • Android: OS Browser 1.5 or newer
      • Windows: OS Browser 7.0 or newer
      • Blackberry: OS Browser 5.0 or newer
      • webOS: OS Browser 1.4.1 or newer
      • Symbian: OS Browser 3.0 or newer

Note: Additional system requirements and/or software may be required and is based on the technology individual professors choose. Check with your professor for specific requirements.

Technical Support

If you have any questions or concerns regarding computers, the learning management system, and/or student information system, please contact: