CastleBranch background check and online document manager package is now available to order. Please see New Student Requirements below for more information.
Admitted MSN and Post-Master's Students Fall 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 Vanderbilt.
This page will be updated throughout the spring and summer, so please check back for new updates on the 1st and 15th of each month. Updates will have next to their name. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Sarah Ramsey.
- Read the guide for new students
- Read the welcome letter from Sr. Associate Dean for Academics Mavis Schorn.
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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 Guide3/1
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.
New Student Requirements3/15
Complete by July 1 to register for courses:
1. Submit VUSN Student Requirements by following instructions on the checklist for your entry type below:. Note- Your Enrollment Services (YES) hold is released on July 1, for students whose documentation has been reviewed and shows ‘Complete’ in myCB (Exceptions - Influenza & Health Insurance-for students covered by the University’s plan):
PreSpecialty Entry Level (non-RN) Requirements - click on Checklist links to complete each requirement.
ASN, BSN, and MSN Entry Levels Requirements - click on Checklist links to complete each requirement.
2. Submit the state-mandated immunizations - (2) MMR and two (2) Varicella vaccination dates and/or Positive titer results, by following instructions below. Note- Your Enrollment Services (YES) hold is released upon verification of the state-mandated requirements:
Register for a Student Health Portal account (wait at least 24-hrs. after claiming VUnetID) & Log back into portal with the emailed password.
Add immunization and/or titer dates to MyForms
Upload documentation to DocumentUpload
Acceptable forms of documentation: official state/county immunizations or signed/certified medical records or yellow book/immunization card from country of origin (English required) or the VUSN Health Questionnaire. The Student Health Immunization History form (optional) may be used to provide Student Health with state-mandated immunizations and additional information, if desired.
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.
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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/
Please review the following pages for important information on technology requirements at VUSN:
Technology Letter from Betsy Weiner, Senior Associate Dean for Informatics, and Ryan McNew, Manager of FNIC Support
Program and Specialty Technology Requirements - Available May 1
Financial Aid Information4/15
The official financial aid award letters will be mailed to admitted students by May 8th. All application instructions and other loan information will be included with the award letter.
ASN to MSN Level Orientation5/1
ASN to MSN level orientation information is now available. Use your VUnetID and password to log in
PreSpecialty Level orientation5/1
PreSpecialty level orientation information is now available. Use your VUnetID and password to log in
MSN Level Orientation5/1
MSN level orientation information is now available. Use your VUnetID and password to log in
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.
We realize that there are many items that need to be completed before orientation, so we have created a checklist tool that can help you get organized. Please note that you are not required to use this checklist; it is merely to help you stay on track to meet required deadlines.
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Order Your Vanderbilt Student ID
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 7th. Failure to submit an appropriate photo by this date will require you 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. Please read through the guidelines on 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
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 have multiple VUnetIDs please use the one connected to the University and not your VUMC account.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Brightspace orientation will be available 7/1
Parking information will be available 8/1
University Required Training Modules8/1
Training modules will be available 8/1