Admitted DNP Students - 2021

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 2021 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.

We are looking forward to in-person classes fall 2021. To keep the VU community safe and ensure the ability to conduct in-person teaching and learning, Vanderbilt University has announced that all new and returning students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021–2022 academic year. Please be sure to review this page often as well as the Vanderbilt Health and Safety Protocols webpage. They will be updated frequently throughout the summer as details for the fall semester are confirmed.

Dates of Required On-Campus Intensive Sessions for 2021 ­- 2022

Mandatory Fall Intensive Session for new DNP students and DNP+PMC students starting DNP courses

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  • August 30 – Sept. 1 (Mon – Wed) - DNP New Student Orientation and Intensive, On Campus

  • Sept. 1 – Sept. 2 (Wed – Th) - DNP Return Student Orientation and Intensive, On Campus