Vanderbilt is preparing advanced practice nurses to play a vital role in providing access to health care for people everywhere. We offer an accelerated course of study, multiple entry options, programs for nurses and non-nurses and many opportunities to study without relocating. Choose the advanced practice specialty that suits your interests.
[Master of Science in Nursing]
Built upon Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s internationally recognized advanced practice nursing programs, the DNP program provides an alternative to a research-focused doctorate with education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems thinking. Our program offers entry with either a BSN or MSN degree.
This program prepares scholars for research and teaching careers in major universities.
[PhD in Nursing Science Program]
These are available in various specialty areas for the nurse practitioner (acute care, adult, family, neonatal, pediatric, family psychiatric-mental health, and women’s health) and in informatics, MSN in healthcare leadership, and nurse-midwifery.
Post-Master's Certificates for MSNs]
Our two-year program lets fellows extend knowledge in their research areas, conduct successful interdisciplinary research projects, enhance writing and communication skills and establish new peer networks.
Applicants for admission who are not seeking a degree at Vanderbilt School of Nursing but who wish to enroll for graduate credit are allowed to register as “special students.” A maximum of seven credit hours can be taken as a special student.
This center investigates issues of importance to national health care, targeting such vulnerable and at-risk populations as women, children, the elderly and individuals with developmental and behavioral disorders.