Academic Calendar: MN, MSN and DNP Programs

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*Dates are subject to the VU Return to Campus Policy

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 with a "W" (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

January 20

End of student drop/add period; 85% tuition refund see full schedule

February 22

Last day to withdraw with a "W"; tuition refund 50% see full schedule

March 10 (Fri)

MSN, PMC and DNP Admitted Students Day

March 11-19 (Sat-Sun)

Spring Break

April 15 (Sat)

Spring Open House

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 18 (Thurs)

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

May 29 (Mon)

Memorial Day Holiday – No VUSN Classes

June 9 (Fri)

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

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