Academic Program Specialty Orientation

Below you will find links to each of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s MSN programs. These links are designed to give you all the information you will need to begin your education at VUSN in August, 2014. Additional information may be added to these links throughout the summer,  so please continue to check the links.  If you have any questions about your program, please contact your Program Director.


As stated in most of the intial correspondence with new students regarding frequent visits to the Admitted Students Web page, you are encouraged to return often to the program orientation pages to check for updates. For your convenience, the link to this Program Orientation menu is available on the Admitted Students.


Master of Science in Nursing

  • Pre-Specialty (first MSN year if entering without a nursing degree)
  • ASN to MSN  (first MSN year if entering with an ASN, ADN or diploma in nursing)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner -
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner - Dual FNP/AG-ACNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN in Healthcare Leadership
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner


Doctor of Nursing Practice - DNP


PhD in Nursing Science