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.

Contact Information

The FNIC main computer lab is located at Frist Hall Room 240 with lab attendant telephone number 615-322-3500.

  • Mazo Freeman
    Program Coordinator/Proctor
    Office: Frist Hall Room 240C
    Phone: 615-343-3950

FNIC classroom, web video and programming support contacts are:

  • Clay Sturgeon
    Media Services Manager
    Phone: 615-343-3332
    Cell: 615-491-2887
  • Greg Tipton
    Media Producer/Director
    Phone: 615-343-0158
    Cell: 615-491-2843

 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:

  1. Access the nursing.vanderbilt.edu website
  2. From the top Resources Menu select the Calendars drop down menu
  3. Select the FNIC Computer Lab item

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.


FNIC 101

Computer Usage

  1. 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.
  2. Sign out FNIC computers by right-clicking the Start button, and when  Shut down or Sign Out appears, select Sign out then 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.