Vanderbilt University

M.Sc. On Campus
60 months
1716 USD/credit
1716 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Vanderbilt University Nursing program is preparing skilled, experienced advanced practice nurses who are increasing access to quality health care for people everywhere. 


Not only is Vanderbilt University School of Nursing creating more flexible ways to study and earn the M.Sc. in Nursing degree, we are also employing innovative approaches and offering widespread opportunities for experience in clinical practice.

Hallmarks of our MSN program include:

  • Multiple entry options – for nurses and for non-nurses
  • MSN advanced practice specialties to suit varied professional interests
  • Distributed course delivery, flexible formats and distance learning for many MSN advanced practice specialties
  • Modern facilities in the newly renovated Godchaux Hall
  • An extensive nurse faculty practice network
  • State-of-the-art nursing informatics - Technology to Support Learning
  • Dual degrees with Vanderbilt Divinity School (MSN/MTS-DIV)
  • Excellent RN licensure and specialty certification pass rates


Vanderbilt University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelors, masters, education specialist’s, and doctor’s degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Prespecialty Clinical Directed Study
  • Legal and Ethical Accountability in Professional Nursing Practice
  • Human Experience of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
  • Pharmacology for Nursing Care
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited baccalaureate program with an upper division major in nursing (B.S.N.)
  • GPA
  • Statement of Purpose and Application Questions. 
  • Interview
  • Three letters of professional or academic recommendation are required
  • Official Transcripts
  • Current R.N. Licensure or Eligibility for R.N. Licensure
  • Prerequisite Courses

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1716 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1716 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    1716 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1716 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.

Tuition per credit hour.


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