Admitted PhD Students - 2022

Welcome! We commend you on being selected for admission and are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you to Vanderbilt University, the School of Nursing, and the 2022 PhD in Nursing Science class.

Questions? Contact Heidi Bates.

Dates of Required On-Campus Intensive Sessions 2022 - 2023

Semester Dates
Fall Semester 2022 August 22 - 26
Spring Semester 2023 January 9 - 13
Summer Semester 2023 May 15 - 19 

The PhD in Nursing Science Program is an academic program conferred by the Vanderbilt University Graduate School. Because of this, you receive new student orientation material from the Graduate School. The PhD in Nursing Science degree is organizationally structured under the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). You will also receive information from VUSN. The purpose of this website is to consolidate and clarify the information you receive from both of these sources.

You will, or have already received a document from the Graduate School, Important Information for New Graduate Students for 2022 Fall Semester. Since this information is developed for all graduate-level programs across campus, we have outlined below important information specific to the VUSN PhD in Nursing Science Program for each item covered in the Graduate School’s document. Please read this information carefully because there are various deadlines that require your attention before classes begin. You should review the information below in conjunction with the Graduate School's document

The following is important information not covered in the Graduate School’s document, Important Information for New Graduate Students for 2022 Fall Semester. This is additional information specific to the VUSN PhD in Nursing Science Program.