Technology Requirements

Technical computer requirements for Galen College of Nursing courses are as follows. For assistance verifying that your computer meets the minimum requirements and is configured properly, please contact technical support by email at

For more support information, visit Galen’s support page.


System requirements:

Browser requirements:


For a snapshot of online course requirements along with other Galen system requirements, please review the following:

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or better (10 preferred).
  • Mac OSX or higher

Computer andMemory

  • Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
  • 4GB RAM or higher (recommended)

Additional Hardware

  • 20 GB of available hard‐disk space
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Webcam

Recommended Technology

  • Smartphone or Tablet

Word processor and other desktop programs

Other requirements

Additional Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Broadband or Cable (recommended)

Web browser

  • Chrome 72 and 73
  • Firefox 65 and 66 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Flash 31 and 32 (used for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)
  • Edge 42 and 44 (Windows only)
  • Safari 11 and 12 (Windows only)


  • Screen resolution 1024 x 768 or greater recommended

Browser Plugins

If you alternate between different web browsers, you will need to ensure your plugins are up to date in both browsers.