First off, let me just say that I am new here, so if this post is in the wrong area I apologize!
So a big concern of mine before starting nursing school this fall is having the right technology. I know from visiting different nursing schools that owning a computer is a requirement for most, if not all, schools. However, I found that the type of computer required (i.e. a PC or Mac) was never specified, even at the school I will be attending. Do any of you know the advantages/disadvantages of owning either? If I bought a Macbook, my biggest worry would be that the nursing program I am enrolled in will require me to use software or run a program that isn't compatible with a Mac.
Also, would it be possible to get through school with a desktop computer? I thought of using a combination of a desktop computer and an iPad, so I could still have access to a fully functional computer in my dorm while having the iPad for textbooks and note-taking in class. Is this feasible for a nursing school program?
Any input would really help me in making a decision. Thanks a lot you guys!