Please note: Approximately 14 days after your matriculation fee has been received,
instructions to set up your VUnetID will be emailed to you from the University Registrar’s Office.

Admitted MSN and Post-Master's Students 2017

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 2017 class. Updates will be highlighted on this page. Check back on the 1st and 15th of each month for updates.

July 15 Update

Vanderbilt University Training Modules required

Students will receive an email from the Office of the University Dean of Students providing module access information and instructions. Please do not attempt to take the modules before you receive that communication.

Students will be required to complete the following modules: 

School of Nursing Training Modules required

  1. How to Recognize Plagiarism: Tutorials and Tests  
    Access Instructions:

All new student requirements (see #7 below) must be completed by July 15.

Additional Information  

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:

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: 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 with any questions.

Vanderbilt has adopted a new learning management system called Brightspace. Most of your courses will use this system to deliver the course syllabus, media links, handouts, and other learning materials. The Brightspace environment is also a place where you will participate in online discussion, turn in assignments, view grades, and exchange files with course faculty and students. 

We have created an introductory course to give you some experience using Brightspace. 

While you are exploring Brightspace in this structured fashion, you will also learn information that will be useful to you as you begin your studies at VUSN. Please complete the course before you arrive on campus in August.

Students wishing to enroll in student health insurance, effective July 1, 2017 (regular start date is August 12, 2017), will be able to enroll via the instructions below. 

To enroll:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in. Your user name is your Vanderbilt email address. First time users will use their student ID number as their temporary password. If you do not know your password, click the ‘Forgot Password’ link to have a reset password email sent to your Vanderbilt email address.
  3. On the left, click ‘Early Arrival Enroll’.
  4. Complete the form and submit payment information.

If you have any questions about enrolling for student health insurance, contact Sarah Ramsey at

Order Your Lab Coats and VUSN Fleece Now

Letter From the VUSN Graduate Council Regarding Lab Coats

Please note: Order forms with a return envelope were mailed to your home address on 6/13/17. 

Welcome to your specialty! View your specialty's orientation page for a welcome video from your director, textbook and block schedule information, clinical preceptorship information, and more. You will need to log in to the specialty orientation pages with your VUnetID and password. 

Please review the following pages for important information on technology requirements at VUSN:


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

I have a bachelor's or higher degree in a field other than nursing

I have an ASN, ADN or a hospital diploma in Nursing

I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

I have a Master of Science in Nursing

For those of you who live outside of the Nashville area and will be relocating or visiting the area as a distance student, please see resources below for helpful information:
Hotel Accommodations:


Hotels that offer VUSN students special rates:

Housing Accommodations:

Please exercise good judgment when using an outside source such as Craigslist, Tennessean, etc. Although the Vanderbilt Office of Housing & Residential Off-Campus Service is not endorsed or verified by the university, it is password protected.

To learn more about the safety of the area you may be renting in, check out the Nashville Police website -
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