Computer Proficiency Requirement
The College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis requires all students to be computer proficient prior to entering Nursing courses.
The College of Nursing has adopted:
- Windows as its Operating System
- Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) as its primary application software (Online RN-BSN students are required to have Microsoft Office products and a microphone on their home computers.)
- APA, 6th edition, as the standard manuscript style (The University bookstore has APA disks available for Word.)
The University has adopted:
- Blackboard as its course management software
STUDENTS MUST BE PROFICIENT IN THE FOLLOWING SKILLS:
- Logging on to the Universitys web portal (mygateway.umsl.edu)
- Send, receive, and respond to web-based email on and off campus
- Attach a document/file to an email message
- Familiar with using a graphical interface to access programs (use of icons on the Desktop)
- Start up and switch between multiple programs/windows
- Copy, move, rename and delete files
- Create, move, rename and delete folders
- Able to use a web browser to access the Internet
- Able to create and organize bookmarks in web browser
- Be familiar with several different search engines to find information
- Use the Internet to collect and print information
- Able to download programs from the Internet to their computer (e.g. Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash)
- Able to save, copy, and incorporate Internet information into a word processor
- Create a document using a word processor
- Able to save, edit, and print a document in a word processor
Preferred, but not required:
- Able to create, edit, enter formulas for calculations, and create graphs using a spreadsheet
- Able to create PowerPoint presentations (including adding video clips, sounds, and links to other presentations)
UM-St. Louis offers the following resources for computer literacy proficiency:
- Instructional Computing short courses
- Instructional Computing Labs
Please contact Instructional Computingfor information at 314-516-6852 or visit the website http://www.umsl.edu/technology/instructionalcomputing/index.html
Change of Name, Address or Telephone
Any change of address or telephone number should be submitted to the Office of Office of the Registrar, located in the Millennium Student Center, ROom 269 as soon as possible. A change of name requires submitting a notarized form to the University's Registrar.
Course faculty and the College of Nursing communicate with students in a variety of ways, including the use of bulletin boards, E-mail, and other means of personal communication. Students are responsible for all communication regarding program information/changes relayed through the campus mail systems.
Computer Technology/Student Laboratories
A number of student computer laboratories are available on campus. See the University Student Guide and Academic Planner for further information.
Unique ID given to all new students enrolled after January 2000. The SSO ID is used to access most of the campus computing resources. Your SSO ID and password are used for logging into the MyGateway system, MyView, accessing your email, and logging into the computers on campus. The account information can be found at http://sso.umsl.edu. Your email address will be ssoid @studentmail.umsl.edu, using your own SSO ID.
mygateway.umsl.edu is the online course management system here at the University. You may login using your SSO ID and password to access a variety of course information, organizations, and links to other services at the University. Many instructors use the system to distribute online course materials. The system is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection and a version 4.0 browser or higher.
Faculty Offices and Mailboxes
Nursing faculty offices and mailboxes are located in the College of Nursing Administrative Building and Seton Center. A receiving box for faculty is located in the Office of Student Services (South Campus, Nursing Administration Building, first floor). The building is open Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Adjunct faculty may not have an office on campus. Non-nursing faculty offices are located on the North Campus. Students are urged to identify location of faculty offices and contact information for all courses in which enrolled.
A student identification card is required to use University services including library checkout privileges. This card is obtained in theCenter for Student Success located in the Millennium Student Center, Room 225. Evidence of current enrollment (class schedule) is required.
The University has two library centers--Thomas Jefferson, located on the main campus and the Ward E. Library on the South Campus, which houses the Education and Health Sciences Libraries. While students may have the need to use resources from any of the three centers, the Health Sciences Library will be most frequently utilized. Information regarding each library may be found in the UM-St. Louis Student Handbook.
Student parking is allowed only in designated areas. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed and may be towed at the owner's expense. Grades and transcripts will be held until tickets are paid.