Admitted PhD Students - 2021

Welcome! We commend you on being selected for admission and are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you to the 2021 class.

Questions? Contact Judy Vesterfelt.

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.

Dates of Required On-Campus Intensive Sessions 2021 - 2022

Semester Dates
Fall Semester 2021 August 23 - 27
Spring Semester 2022 January 10 - 13
Summer Semester 2022 May 16 - 19 (Mon - Thurs)

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 2021 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, Important Information for New Graduate Students for 2020 Fall Semester.

The following is important information not covered in the Graduate School’s document, Important Information for New Graduate Students for 2020 Fall Semester. This is additional information specific to the VUSN PhD in Nursing Science Program.