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Keyboard MS Office

Highly Recommended

Most or all written assignments in the School of Nursing must be submitted in Microsoft Office format. Although it is possible to use other software (MS Works, Open Office, Apple Pages and Keynote, etc.) to create documents and then save them in MS Office format, doing so requires care and makes collaboration more difficult. We strongly recommend that all students have and use MS Office 2007 or later.

How to Purchase

The best student deal for MS Office may be Office 365 University. Students can get a four year subscription for $79.00. For details visit

Previously, we recommended Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student Edition (or Office 2011 for Macintosh) which allowed you to install on up to three computers for a one-time price of $120-150. Office 2010 may still be an option if you can find it at a good price.