FNIC Computer Lab Guide
- FNIC - Frist Nursing Informatics Center
- VUSN - Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
The FNIC is the entire technology support department, including classroom and web video and programming support. The purpose of the following documentation is to serve as an informative reference.
The FNIC main computer lab is located at Frist Hall Room 240 with lab attendant telephone number 615-322-3500.
Office: Frist Hall Room 240C
FNIC classroom, web video and programming support contacts are:
Media Services Manager
Special Note: Always provide contact number(s) where you can currently be reached and a brief description of your problem/situation.
Computer Lab Schedule & Rules
Eating and drinking are not permitted in the computer labs. Users who violate lab rules may lose the privilege to use the labs.
FNIC Computer Lab Hours Schedule
Please see the updated FNIC Computer Lab PDF for the most up-to-date lab hours.
Normal Schedule Lab Hours:
- Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Summer Schedule Lab Hours
- Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
- Saturday - Sunday: Closed
The FNIC Computer Lab Schedule is available online via the VUSN website as follows:
- Access the nursing.vanderbilt.edu website
- From the top Resources Menu select the
Calendarsdrop down menu
- Select the
FNIC Computer Labitem
The FNIC Computer Lab consists of 36 (20 main lab plus 1 presentation, 7 small lab and 8 testing lab) computers. They are mainly used for normal computer functions, exams and viewing lectures.
- Sign on to FNIC computers by turning the monitor on via its Power button; left-clicking the OK button, entering your VUnetID and e-password, the left-clicking the "Start" button.
- Sign out FNIC computers by right-clicking the
Startbutton, and when
Shut down or Sign Outappears, select
Sign outthen turn the monitor off via the last button
Special Note: View the video instructions demonstrating the proper use of signing on and out of the lab computers.
An Applications folder is provided on the Desktop with shortcuts to commonly used VUSN applications.
FNIC printing/copying/scanning requires current VUSN registration, a school photo ID, Commodore Card, VUnetID and e-Password. Each semester registered students can print/copy/scan by adding funds to their Commodore Card via the Vanderbilt Card Office. The print/copy/scan rates are as follows:
- (6 cents/page for black & white) and (25 cents/page for color).
There are two (2) scanners with document feeders located in the FNIC; a scanner in Frist Hall Room 240 & 240CA. Additionally, the two (2) printers in Frist Hall 240 have scan capability.
Class Proctored Exams
Instructors coordinate class proctored exams with the FNIC proctor at the beginning of each semester. Approximately seven (7) days prior to each exam when applicable, registered students will receive an exam sign up instruction email. Students should sign up for exam appointments as soon as they become available and as soon as possible resolve any scheduling conflicts encountered with the FNIC proctor.
Individual Proctored Exams
Students that want to take individual proctored exams in the FNIC Computer Lab weekdays prior to 5p or during scheduled exam weekend times, must previously contact and schedule an appointment with the FNIC proctor.