Admitted DNP Students - 2019
We commend you on being selected for admission to the School of Nursing and are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you to the 2019 class.
We are pleased to welcome you to the DNP Program at Vanderbilt University. We are eagerly anticipating your arrival and making preparations for the fall academic semester. We realize the first time through any process can be exciting, interesting and challenging. Our goal is to help you through the transition of becoming a doctoral student and provide the necessary assistance as you become a member of our community of scholars.
Dates of Required On-Campus Intensive Sessions for 2019 - 2020
- Fall Intensive: August 26 - 29 (Monday - Thursday)
- Spring Intensive: January 13 - 16 (Monday - Thursday)
- Summer Intensive: May 11 - 14 (Monday - Thursday)
Electives and Required Textbooks will be added 8/1/19
Student Health Insurance
Please note: Information on the Vanderbilt Student Health Insurance Plan is now available. You are automatically billed for this plan. If you have your own health insurance, you will need to complete an online waiver form to waive this Health Insurance fee.
Quick Facts About the DNP Program
New Student Requirements
School of Nursing (SON) compliance required before registration. Submit documentation by July 1st
1. The VUSN new student requirements - follow instructions on the checklist for your entry type below. Please note- VUSN Health Questionnaire requires health provider signature. Your Enrollment Services (YES) hold is released on July 1, for students with myCB, To-Do-List requirements (with 7/01 Due Date) that show as ‘Complete’ (allow 10-buisness days for document review). July 1 exceptions- Do not complete requirements: Influenza (until 2019-2020 vaccine is available-submit by Oct. 1) & Health Insurance (until Aug. 1-10 IF covered by VU Student Insurance).
DNP Level Requirements - click on Checklist links to complete each requirement.
2. Submit documentation of the state-mandated immunizations (MMR & Varicella) to the Student Health Portal (Register for account at least 24-hrs. after VUnetID is claimed & Login with the emailed password, Add immunization/titer dates to MyForms & submit documents to DocumentUpload).
Acceptable forms of documentation: official state/county immunizations, official signed or certified medical records, yellow book/immunization card from country of origin (English required) or the VUSN Health Questionnaire signed by MD, DO, NP or PA. Documenting requirements using Student Health's Immunization History form is optional.
Your Enrollment Services (YES) hold is released upon verification of MMR & Varicella documentation in the Student Health Portal.
Note: Special Students, who are only enrolled in one course and are not seeking a degree from the School of Nursing, are not required to complete a background check or the new student requirements unless they apply and are admitted to VUSN.
Disclosure of offenses post-background check completion: Admitted VUSN students (includes full & part-time students) are required to immediately report to their Faculty Advisor and the Senior Associate Dean for Academics any arrest, criminal charge or conviction occurring after his or her background check has been completed.Required disclosure also includes but is not limited to: allegations, investigations and/or disciplinary action from any licensing board or agency included under the Nationwide Healthcare Fraud and Abuse scan; Office of Inspector General (OIG), General Services Administration (GSA), FDA Debarment Check, Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Research Integrity (ORI), and Medicare and Medicaid Sanctions.
Registration information is now available. Please note that although you can access the registration portal (Your Enrollment Services [YES]) now, you will not be able to register until July 1.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
Please note, the tuition and fees listed are an estimate and may change. The actual tuition and fees will be determined in May 2019.
If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please call Kristie Smith at the VUSN Student Financial Services Office at (615) 322-8986 or (800) 211-2186.
Housing and Travel
For those moving to the Nashville area:
Vanderbilt's Off Campus Housing Referral Service, www.vanderbilt.edu/ResEd - Select Off Campus Housing Referral, Sign Up, select GUESTS, complete information and register. A guest account will expire after 30 days. Once you matriculate and receive a VUNetID, you may upgrade your account to a Vanderbilt account.
Our Hometown: Nashville, TN, http://www.vanderbilt.edu/nashville/ (which is from the main Vanderbilt's website)
Nashville boasts a variety of neighborhoods from downtown apartments to multifamily units in the suburbs to every kind of apartment community or single-family residential home. There are several distinct areas of the city. For more information about these & other Nashville communities visit the following sites: Nashville Essential Areas, Nashville Guru - Neighborhoods and Visit Music City - Neighborhoods.
For those traveling to Nashville for "Blocks:"
The following hotels offer a discount rate for Vanderbilt School of Nursing Students
Other options to consider
Scarritt-Bennett Retreat & Conference Center
1008 19th Av South, Nashville
Music City Hostel, https://www.musiccityhostel.com/
In addition to official transcripts submitted with your original application to the DNP program, you must also submit the syllabus for each previously completed course for which you are requesting transfer credits. Each request must be reviewed and approved by course faculty and program leadership. Students may transfer a maximum of 6 semester credit hours.
Checklist will be available on 6/1
Claim VUnetID and Password
Setting up Your VUNetID
Instructions on how to claim your VUNet ID and password will be sent to your personal email address from the University Registrar's Office. This email should be received 10-14 days from the time you pay your deposit.
Once you have claimed your VUNet ID and Password all official correspondence from VUSN will be sent to your Vanderbilt email address. You can access your Vanderbilt email at https://email.vanderbilt.edu
New Student Guide
The guide for new students is now available. This guide is to help make your transition to Vanderbilt a smooth one. The months recommended are guides to help insure that you do not miss deadlines. You should feel free to complete these tasks earlier unless otherwise indicated.
You will receive an email in August with the name of your faculty advisor. All students are assigned a faculty advisor who is responsible for assisting students in developing an appropriate program of study and DNP project, assisting in the identification of project committee members and general mentoring throughout the educational experience. Your advisor will also serve as your DNP Project Committee Chair. Time will be available during the 1st intensive/student orientation for you to meet individually with your advisor. It is your responsibility to schedule a meeting with your advisor that week.
Activity & Rec Fee Waiver
The Office of Student Accounts bills all students for activity and recreation fees. However, you will be granted a waiver if: (1) you are a part¬time student enrolled in three or fewer credit hours, or (2) you are a student residing outside a sixty ¬mile radius of the Vanderbilt Campus.
To complete your waiver request, please go to the Rec Center Fee Waiver page. When the fee waiver is available for the Fall 2019 semester, it will be displayed on this page.
Textbooks will be available soon.
Dates of Required On-Campus Intensive Sessions for 2019 - 2020
Fall Intensive: August 26-29 (Monday - Thursday)
Spring Intensive: January 13-16 (Monday - Thursday)
Summer Intensive: May 11-14 (Monday - Thursday
Fall 2019 electives will be posted by August 1
Commodore Student ID card
New Students can pre-order their Commodore ID Card by submitting a photo online. We have included instructions here. Pre-ordered Commodore ID Cards will be available for pick up at New Student Orientation.
The deadline to upload your photo is Monday August 5th. If you do not submit an appropriate photo by this date you will be required to visit the Card Office in Sarratt Student Center to have your photo taken and your Commodore Card produced.
Please upload a professional photo using the online portal. Read the guidelines for description of acceptable photos.
REMEMBER – your photo will not only be on display on your Vanderbilt Commodore ID Card, but also in various systems such as professors’ seating charts and YES. Should you wish to change your photo later there is a $20 charge for a replacement ID.
Login here using your new VUnetID and password: https://card.app.vanderbilt.edu Select “Submit ID Photo” or on a smartphone select “ID Photo”. You can crop the photo on a smartphone by using one finger and dragging it diagonally to create a box, or by using a mouse if using a PC/Mac. Once happy with the photo you can hit submit for approval.
Should you have any issues logging in – please reset your password here: https://jprod.its.vanderbilt.edu/apps3/idm/user/login.jsp and select “Forgot my ePassword”. If you are a Vanderbilt University Medical Center employee and have a VUMC VUnetID be sure to use the one connected to the University and not your VUMC account.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions