Academic Calendar: MN, MSN and DNP Programs

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*Dates are subject to the VU Return to Campus Policy

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.

Fall Semester 2022

Date Event
August 17-18 (Wed-Thurs)

MSN PreSpecialty Level New Student Orientation*

August 19 (Fri)

MSN PreSpecialty Level Classes Begin*

August 22 (Mon)

MSN Specialty Level and Post Master's Certificate Orientations* (BSN and MSN entry)

August 23 (Tue)

MSN Specialty Level and Post Master's Certificate Classes Begin*

 

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

August 22-26 (Mon-Fri)

PhD Orientation and Intensive (date subject to change)

August 29-Sept 1 (Mon-Thurs)

DNP Orientation and Intensive

September 2 (Friday)

End of Student Change Period. See https://www.vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts/graduate/withdrawal-schedule.php for tuition refund schedule

September 5 (Mon)

Labor Day – no VUSN Classes

October 1 (Sat)

MSN and DNP Fall Open House

October 7 (Fri)

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

November 19-27 (Sat-Sun)

Thanksgiving Break

December 9 (Fri)

Last Day of Fall Semester

December 9 (Fri)

December Pinning Ceremony

Spring Semester 2023

Date Event

January 3 (Tue)

First day of Spring semester for PreSpecialty and Specialty Level

 

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

January 5-6 (Thurs - Fri)

MN Orientation

January 9-12 (Mon-Thurs)

DNP Intensive

January 9-13 (Mon-Fri)

PhD Intensive (date subject to change)

January 9

MN classes begin

January 16 (Mon)

MLK Holiday for all students – No VUSN classes

March 4 (Sat)

MSN and DNP Spring Open House

March 11-19 (Sat-Sun)

Spring Break

April 21 (Fri)

Last Day of Spring Semester

Summer Semester 2023

Date Event

May 1 (Mon)

First Day of Summer Semester for PreSpecialty, MN and MSN Specialty Level

 

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

May 11 (Thurs)

May Pinning Ceremony and Reception

May 12 (Fri)

Commencement

May 15-18 (Mon-Thurs)

DNP Intensive

May 15-19 (Mon-Fri)

PhD Intensive (date subject to change)

May 29 (Mon)

Memorial Day Holiday – No VUSN Classes

July 4 (Tue)

Independence Day Holiday – No VUSN Classes

August 4 (Fri)

Last Day of Summer Semester

August 6 (Sun)

August Pinning Ceremony

 

* Location (virtual vs on campus) to be determined

*Location (virtual vs. on campus) to be determined