The Vanderbilt Advantage
High-quality programs for every interest. Stellar faculty who also practice in their fields. Clinical experiences second to none. Active engagement with world-renowned experts and health care resources. Research and scholarly activity that are leading the nursing discipline forward with evidence-based education and patient care.
It's no wonder Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is ranked as the #8 graduate school of nursing for its MSN and #6 for its DNP, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Ask students what makes our School of Nursing special, and you’re likely to get additional insights. Some say it’s the exposure you get to vast diversity of thought and experience, among both our faculty and our students. Our School of Nursing is a place where a variety of practice specialties, entry options, clinical experiences, degree programs, research initiatives, and people with many ideas, perspectives, and background create the learning environment.
Others say it’s our commitment to embracing change and using technology and advanced nursing informatics to deliver superior teaching and patient care. Some really like the beauty of the Vanderbilt campus, while many thrive on the health care hub that surrounds us and all that Nashville has to offer. One distinction most will agree on is our unique ability to bridge tradition and innovation in new ways – always pushing the envelope of care but never forgetting the patient at the center. It’s a unique combination that will better prepare you for practice…today and always.
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was one of the first schools to place nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses in collaborative practices with physicians and within agencies. Vanderbilt also offers multiple entry options into the School of Nursing, including the “bridge” program that has served as a model for schools around the country. Vanderbilt is a leader in technological innovation with our state-of-the-art nursing informatics lab, application of evolving technologies such as patient simulators in the classroom and PDAs at patients’ bedsides. Vanderbilt School of Nursing offers an extensive nurse faculty practice network of owned and affiliated clinics within the community and has collaborative nursing programs with entities around the world.
What’s more, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked among the foremost in the country. And, located a little more than a mile from downtown, Vanderbilt’s campus is known for natural beauty that’s nestled in the midst of a bustling, cosmopolitan city.
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