Admitted DNP Students Fall 2023
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 2023 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.
Read the welcome letter from Sr. Associate Dean for Academics Mavis Schorn
- Read the Guide for New DNP Students
- Read the Guide for New Post-Master'sStudents
Quick Facts About the DNP Program
Quick Facts About the DNP Program
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 business 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://outlook.com.You must use Multi-Factor Authentication to access your email account through outlook.com. For instructions on installing and setting up MFA, see the MFA block.
For assistance setting up your VUnetID and email, please contact VUIT:
Phone: (615) 343-9999
Multi-Factor Authentication to Access Vanderbilt Email
Many Vanderbilt resources including Office.com and YES now require Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). If you have not done so, you will need to register DUO on your mobile devices. Steps for doing so can be found here.
New Student Requirements: Compliance
Admitted DNP Students Fall 2023 (Includes students admitted to the BSN to DNP program & the Post Master's Certificate plus DNP program)
New DNP Student Compliance Requirements
Documentation of requirements must be submitted at two web locations (EXXAT and Student Health Portal) in order to be cleared to register for fall 2023 courses. Please complete and/or collect documentation of the required immunizations, titers and testing on the VUSN Health Questionnaire , which will need to be submitted to both web platforms.
EXXAT - (Vanderbilt School of Nursing enrollment requirements)
Once you have paid your deposit, are officially enrolled, and have claimed your VUnet ID, an email invitation from the Exxat system (firstname.lastname@example.org) to claim your Exxat profile will be sent to your Vmail account. Please note that there is sometimes a lag between when you are officially enrolled and when the Exxat system is updated. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder periodically for the email. If you have not received an invitation from Exxat by June 15th, email Clinical Placement Office.
Once the Exxat account has been activated you'll be able to sign in with your Vanderbilt University email address at https://login.exxat.com. From there you'll be directed to the Vanderbilt sign-on page to complete logging in with your VUnetID and password.
All newly admitted students must complete a background check and submit documentation of requirements through the Compliance portal in their Exxat Dashboard. (Enrollment is contingent upon satisfactory evaluation of your background check results.)
Instructions can be viewed or downloaded from the Resources tab of the Exxat Dashboard.
1. Select each requirement in the Compliance portal to view the student guidelines.
2. Select the Details drop-down under each requirement to upload documentation. All requirements with a July 1, 2023 Due Date that are appropriate to your entry type must be completed in order to clear the VUSN Requirements Hold on registration (these are required for enrollment – see Due Dates ). Allow 10 business days for documents to be reviewed.
3. Recheck your account to ensure the submitted documentation shows Approved under Status. Select Not Approved to view the reason and resubmit requested documentation until the requirement has been reviewed as Approved .
Note: VUSN Requirement Holds are cleared from Your Enrollment Services (YES) account once a week, after your documentation has been reviewed as Approved .
For questions related to compliance, please contact Lisa Boyer, email@example.com | 615-343-3294.
Student Health Portal (University and State-Mandated Requirements)
Submit to the Student Health Portal by following instructions for the School of Nursing at: https://www.vumc.org/student-health/immunization-requirements-new-students
Note: The University's Immunization Hold is cleared from Your Enrollment Services (YES) account when a message of compliance is received in your Student Health Portal.
For questions related to your Student Health Portal, review the FAQs or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Student Requirements: Onboarding Modules
New Student Requirements: Onboarding Modules
Check back for information regarding onboarding modules.
Curriculum plans are currently under development; please check back soon.
Housing and Travel
Distance Students Hotel and Other Housing Options Near Campus
If you are a distance student that comes to campus for the modified block schedule, this document includes a list of hotels near campus and other temporary housing options offered in Nashville. Many of these hotels offer our nursing students special rates.
For those moving to the Nashville area:
Please view the Housing Guide by Current VUSN Students or the VeryApt webpage to find a roommate.
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.
Please review the following pages for important information on technology requirements at VUSN:
Technology Letter from Patty Sengstack, Senior Associate Dean for Informatics, and Tim Groves, Manager of FNIC Support
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.
Onboarding Tasks Checklist
The onboarding tasks checklist will be available April 1.
Financial Aid, Tuition and Fees
The official financial aid award notifications for all matriculated students will be sent by the first week of May. he tuition and fees information for 2023-2024 will be available when those notifications are sent. You can view the current year tuition and fees in the 2023-2024 VUSN Financial Aid Information Packet (that was previously emailed to you) or here.
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.
Parking During Block
Please view this webinar about parking and transportation services at VU.
Parking Services has also provided information on commuting and parking at VU.
Textbook information will be available soon; please check back.
Fall elective information will be available soon; please check back.
Brightspace orientation will be available April 1.
Order Your Vanderbilt Student ID
Information on ordering your Vanderbilt Student ID will be available June 1.>
University Required Training Modules
University Required Training Modules will be available August 1.