Special (non-degree) Students
Waiver of Student Health Insurance
If you have health insurance coverage, complete an online petition to waive insurance. https://www.gallagherstudent.com/students/student-home.php?idField=1015
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 $1,716 per credit hour.
- Multiply $1,716 by the number of hours to compute the tuition charge.
- All special students must pay a one-time university transcript fee of $100. In addition, all students must pay a $3,655/year health insurance fee if unable to present evidence of personal insurance to the Office of Student Accounts. If you have your own health insurance, please refer to the Special Student Fact Sheet for details regarding health insurance fee waiver.
- Special students will be charged a Student Service Fees of $271.00 for the fall and spring semesters and $92 for the summer semester. The Student Service Fees cannot be waived.
- Special students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Technology Requirements & Support
All students must obtain a VUNet ID 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:
- Vmail, the university's email system
- 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 left side of all VUSN Web pages.
- 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 onli 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.
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 Ryan McNew at email@example.com.
The Tech Tools webpage 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.
Due to current COVID-19 health situation, the Computer Lab is not open
- 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.
To obtain a student ID, see Tamika Hudson, 179 School of Nursing Building at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Due to the current COVID-19 health situation, most classes are meeting in an online format. 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.