Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the Healthcare Leadership degree any different from those earned on campus at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing?
- How is this specialty accredited?
- How many students are accepted into this specialty each year?
- What is the Healthcare Leadership specialty structure?
- How much does the specialty cost?
- When do I start the specialty?
- How much study time is required in this specialty?
- Whom do I talk to if I have more questions or if I want to apply?
- What are the Healthcare Leadership specialty technology requirements?
Is the Healthcare Leadership degree any different from those earned on campus at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing?
No. You will receive the same quality MSN degree and diploma. The online delivery method of the Healthcare Leadership specialty is not reflected on your diploma.
How is this program accredited?
Vanderbilt's MSN degree programs are accredited by National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Vanderbilt University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
How many students are accepted into this specialty each year?
We encourage you to apply to the specialty that meets your career interest rather than focus on the number of spaces available. We strongly recommended that you complete your application by the November 1st early action date to have a greater probability of being admitted. The number of students offered admission can vary each year based on many factors. Typically, we admit from 5 to 15 students into this specialty each year.
What is the Healthcare Leadership specialty structure?
The specialty offers you the flexibility of full-time or part-time study. Many students need to continue their full-time employment so that a part-time class schedule works best for them.
- Part-time students enroll in two to three courses each semester, taking courses concurrently. Courses are 14 weeks in length. The specialty consists of 39 total credit hours and can be completed in approximately two years (five semesters).
- Full-time students enroll in four to five courses each semester, taking courses concurrently. Courses are 14 weeks in length. The specialty consists of 39 total credit hours and can be completed in approximately one year (three semesters). Full-time is only offered to Fall semester (August) starts.
How much does the specialty cost?
Enrolling in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's Healthcare Leadership specialty is an investment in your individual development and expansion, from novice to expert, in the profession of nursing. Please view our Tuition and Fee Schedule for current pricing information. We also invite you to speak with an Enrollment Counselor regarding the many opportunities and resources available to active VUSN students.
When do I start the specialty?
Part-time students may enter the specialty two times per year at the beginning of Fall or Spring. Full-time students enter the specialty in the Fall only.
How much study time is required in this specialty?
This specialty is designed for working professionals who must keep up with the demands of work and home. Most part-time learners require 18 hours of study per week. Your instructor will help keep you on track. Learners also find their small group is a tremendous source of support.
Whom do I talk to if I have more questions or if I want to apply?
Contact MSN admissions
- Toll Free: 1-888-333-9192
- Email: VUSN-Admissions@vanderbilt.edu