MN, MSN, and DNP: 2021-2022

FALL 2021

Date Event

August 18, 19 (Wed -Thurs)

MSN   PreSpecialty Level  New Student Orientation, On Campus

August 18, 19 (Wed - Thurs)

ASN-MSN Level  New Student Orientation, On Campus

August 20 (Fri)

MSN   PreSpecialty Level  Classes Begin , On Campus

August 20 (Fri)

ASN-MSN Level  Classes Begin, On Campus

August 23 (Mon)

MSN   Specialty Level and Post Master’s Certificate  Orientations (BSN and MSN entry), Virtual

August 24 (Tues)

MSN Specialty Level and Post Master’s Certificate  Classes Begin, (+ Virtual or On Campus, depending on specialty

Important: Please check your specialty class schedule for specific information on start dates for required classes.

August 30 – Sept. 1 (Mon – Wed)

DNP   New Student  Orientation and Intensive , On Campus

Sept. 1 – Sept. 3 (Wed – Fri)

DNP Return Student  Orientation and Intensive, On Campus

September 6 (Mon)

Labor Day – no VUSN Classes
October 2 (Sat) MSN and DNP Fall Open House

November 20 – November 28 (Sat – Sun)

Thanksgiving Break

December 10 (Friday)

Last Day of Fall Semester

December 10 (Friday)

December Pinning Ceremony

SPRING 2022

Date Event

January 4 (Tues)

First day of Spring Semester for  PreSpecialty and Specialty Courses

Important: Please check your specialty class schedule for specific information on start dates for required classes

January 10 - 13 (Mon – Thurs)

DNP  and  PhD   Intensive*

January 21

End of student change period (Please see  https://www.vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts/graduate/withdrawal-schedule.php   for tuition refund schedule)

January 17 (Mon)

MLK Holiday for all students – No VUSN Classes

February 23

Last day to withdraw (Please see  https://www.vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts/graduate/withdrawal-schedule.php   for tuition refund schedule)

March 5 – March 13 (Sat – Sun)

Spring Break

March 5 (Sat)

MSN and DNP Spring Open House

April 22 (Fri)

Last Day of Spring Semester

Summer 2022

Date Event

May 2 (Mon)

First Day of Summer Semester for MSN PreSpecialty and MSN Specialty Level Students

Important: Please check your specialty class schedule for specific information on start dates for required classes

May 12 (Thurs)

May Pinning Ceremony and Reception

May 13 (Fri)

Commencement

May 16

DNP and PhD Intensive

May 19

End of student change period (Please see https://www.vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts/graduate/withdrawal-schedule.php for tuition refund schedule)

May 30 (Mon)

Memorial Day Holiday – No VUSN Classes

June 10

Last day to withdraw (Please see https://www.vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts/graduate/withdrawal-schedule.php for tuition refund schedule)

July 4 (Mon)

July 4 Holiday – No VUSN Classes

August 5 (Fri)

Last Day of Summer Semester

August 7 (Sun)

Pinning Ceremony for Summer, 2022 Graduates

*The URO has not provided dates for the 2021-2022 AY which may impact tentative PhD dates.