MSN Program for BSN Certificate-Prepared Women's Health Nurse Practitioners Who Live at a Distance
A Tradition of Educating Fine Nurses
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing began in 1908 as a diploma program. In 1925, it was one of five schools funded by the Rockefeller Foundation to establish a University School of Nursing. As a leader, Vanderbilt pioneered nursing's move into an institution of higher learning.
Recognition of Previous Certificate Education and Work Experience
As a BSN Certificate Prepared Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, we recognize that the coursework you have previously taken as part of your certificate program was both comprehensive and challenging. Through a portfolio analysis of your certificate coursework, resume and college transcripts, we will review your coursework and work experience for eligible credit towards the MSN requirements.
One Calendar Year to Earn Your MSN
In just three semesters of part-time coursework, you will have your Master of Science degree in Nursing with a specialization in Women's Health.
Flexible Format for Students Who Live at a Distance
You need not relocate or give up your job to upgrade your credentials to a Master of Science in Nursing as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. Our courses are offered in a modified learning (block) format that includes campus visits, including weekends, one time per semester for 4-5 days; online conferencing; videostreaming and distributed learning methods.
Clinical Placements in Your Home Town
We will work with you to arrange for a suitable preceptor in your home town.
A Program Designed for You
We've designed our program with your needs in mind. We've included coursework in nursing research and theory to provide you with outcomes measurement skills and the ability to incorporate outcome data into your practice. The courses in primary care of the adult, adolescent and elderly will round out your knowledge of all age groups within the population you serve.
Ginny Moore, DNP, WHNP-BC
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Moore is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner whose special interest is underserved populations. She has taught at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing since 1990, while practicing in a diverse number of settings that include family planning, sexual assault examination, private practice and community based health care clinics.
Currently, Dr. Moore sees patients in a private gynecology practice. She is working with The Clinic at Mercury Courts to expand women’s health care services to the formerly homeless. Her volunteer activities include service as a sexual assault crisis line worker and patient advocate in a residential community for women surviving lives of violence, prostitution and addiction. Her scholarly interests include the promotion of effective communication in vulnerable adult women.
Dr. Moore has earned the following degrees:
- DNP, Chatham University
- MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
- BSN, Western Kentucky University
- ASN, Western Kentucky University
Applying to Our Program Couldn't Be Easier
We require the following for application to our MSN Program for BSN Certificate-Prepared Women's Health Nurse Practitioners:
- Evidence of BSN completion
- Two years of work experience as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
- Completed Vanderbilt School of Nursing Application for Admission
- Copy of National Certification
- Program of study and course descriptions of the certificate program
- Current resume/curriculum vitae
- Copy of official transcripts from all universities attended
- GRE examination
- Three (3) academic/professional references
Our Admissions office personnel are eager to assist you in every phase of the application process. You can contact them by phone at (615) 322-3800, by email at VUSN-Admissions@vanderbilt.edu or by fax at (615) 343-0333.