Vanderbilt University School of Nursing traces its beginnings in 1909 and has long enjoyed good reputation for teaching, practice and research in the nursing field. It is considered as one of the Top 20 as per US News and World Report ranking. Its use of technology and advanced nursing practice in the delivery of teaching and patient care has earned numerous positive reviews for the university. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The university was among the first schools to launch a “bridge” program which allows non-nursing degree holders to enter the Master of Science in Nursing Program without the need to repeat undergraduate courses. Many MSN programs of study are being offered by Vanderbilt University through online conferencing as well as digital video and distributed courses delivery methods. These programs are offered in the Modified Learning Format.
Prospective students can contact the Admissions Office for specific information regarding admission requirements, course description, application procedures and other relevant matters. Only students enrolled in at least six (6) credits per semester and are degree seeking can qualify for financial assistance. Financial aid options include federal grants, loans, and scholarships. Financial aid awards are given after the student’s acceptance into the School of Nursing as well as payment of Matriculation Fee.
Online programs include the Health Systems Management which seeks to prepare registered nurses at the master’s level. Focus is placed on the management of healthcare delivery in various organizations. Graduates are expected to be ready to assume leadership positions in organizations pertaining to healthcare delivery. Basic admissions requirements include a personal statement, three (3) letters of recommendation, official transcripts, RN license, resume, application form and proof of English Language Proficiency.