Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is preparing skilled, experienced advanced practice nurses who are increasing access to quality health care for people everywhere.


Not only is Vanderbilt School of Nursing creating more flexible ways to study and earn the MSN degree, we are also employing innovative approaches and offering widespread opportunities for experience in clinical practice. Hallmarks of our MSN program include:



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. Contact the Commission on Colleges located at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about accreditation of Vanderbilt University.  

The School of Nursing is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Vanderbilt School of Nursing was a charter member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Nursing, which later was incorporated into the National League for Nursing (NLN). The MSN and DNP programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NW, Suite 500 850, Atlanta, GA 30325 30326; (404) 975-5000 (formerly the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission). The Nurse-Midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (formerly ACNM Division of Accreditation). For information: 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374;; email:; The U.S. Department of Education is located at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-0498; telephone (800) USA-LEARN (800-872-5327)

MSN Applicants

Be sure to check our Admissions Requirements,  review the Application Checklist and  apply online You will also find information about Financial Aid and Housing on our website.  If you have questions or need assistance, contact our Admissions team by email or phone (toll free 1.888.333.9192). They are standing by to help and get to know you better.