Special (non-degree) Students

Waiver of Student Health Insurance

If you have health insurance coverage, complete an online petition to waive insurance. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts/graduate/health-insurance.php

If you are taking 4 or more hours, you will be charged automatically for health insurance for the entire year unless you have completed this waiver and provide verification of other health insurance coverage. Please make sure you receive a confirmation of your waiver. Visit www.vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts/graduate/health-insurance.php.

If you withdraw or leave the University at any time for any reason, you will still be responsible for payment of the premium for the coverage unless you have completed the waiver form.


Billing for tuition is administered by the Vanderbilt University Office of Student Accounts, located at Third Floor of the Admissions and Financial Aid Building, 2309 West End Ave. Their phone number is (615) 322-6693 or toll free (800) 288-1144 or https://www.vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts. If you are a VUMC employee, contact VU Human Resources at 615-322-3246 for details regarding tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees 

Tuition is $1,939 per credit hour. Transcript fee is $100 (billed one time the first semester that you enroll; gives you a lifetime of official Vanderbilt transcripts).

Student Services Fees 

Special students will be charged a Student Service Fees of $305.00 for the fall and spring semesters and $104 for the summer semester. Student Service Fees cannot be waived.  

Technology Requirements & Support

All students must obtain a VUnetID and e-password. You will receive an e-mail with instruction.

Your VUnetID identifies you as a member of the Vanderbilt community, allowing you to access services on the Vanderbilt University computer network (VUnet). The following essential services require a VUnetID and associated password:

  1. Vmail, the university's email system
  1. Brightspace– Brightspace is a Web-based course management system used at VanderbiIt allows students to access course-related materials, such as course syllabi, assignments, handouts, and slide presentations, over the Internet. Brightspace can be accessed at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/brightspace/ or the Brightspace “Quick Link” on the top of all VUSN Web pages.
  1. YES (Your Enrollment Services), is the primary method used by students to register for courses. This site also allows students to access personal academic record information online. Students check final course grades here. Grade reports are not sent via U.S. mail.

You will have the same VUnetID for as long as you remain a student at Vanderbilt. If you make a printed copy of your authorized VUnetID and include your password on the same sheet of paper, be sure to store this document in a safe location.

Technology Overview

The technology overview webpage has an overview about our computing environment and what you need to know to better prepare for your experience at Vanderbilt. Please visit this webpage as soon as possible. For additional information, please contact Tim Groves at tim.groves@vanderbilt.edu.

Tech Resources

The Tech Knowledge Base has links to information about configuring your computer and setting up necessary accounts. It also has links to a number of important resources, such as special pricing on select Microsoft software and information on keeping your computer secure.

Frist Nursing Informatics (FNIC) / Student Computer Labs

The Frist Nursing Informatics Center (FNIC) is located on the second floor of Frist Hall. Its staff and faculty support audiovisual, computing, and communications needs of students, staff and faculty at VUSN. The center operates a suite of three computing labs in Frist Hall and supports student computing activity within the nursing complex, including wireless in hallways and wireless and wired networking in classrooms, labs and the student lounge. 

On holidays and occasional classes, exceptions to the above schedule may occur. Notice of such changes will be available online

Call the VUSN Hotline for scheduled updates: 615-322-8876 and choose option 4.

Student ID

To obtain a student ID, see Feylyn M. Lewis, 179 School of Nursing Building at feylyn.m.lewis@Vanderbilt.Edu

Library Access

To access the EBL Nursing Digital Library from home, go to https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/biomedical/.  A box will pop up asking for your VUnetID. 

Preparation of Papers Using APA Format

APA format is required of student papers in the School of Nursing. Correctly format your papers, citations, and references in APA format according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6 th edition.


Textbooks for School of Nursing courses may be obtained at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore via phone 615-343-1523, on the bookstore’s website or ordered through YES.

Location of Classes

Most nursing classes are held in Frist Hall (FH), Godchaux Hall (GX) School of Nursing Building (SON) or the Nursing Annex (NA). Some break-out rooms for larger classes or block classes may be located in the Medical School or other buildings on campus. Please check with the course instructor for class locations and information before coming to the VUSN campus. You may also check the VUSN website under Resources for Current Students, Academic Support Services, Class and Room Schedule in mid-August.