Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) was founded in 1908. It received the Rockefeller Foundation funding to help implement the Goldmark Report – which aimed to establish Nursing as a degree of higher education in the United States. It’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree was first offered in 1935 and its Master of Science in Nursing program in 1955. VUSN was also the first educational institution to launch a ‘bridge’ program in 1986. VUSN established it’s PhD in Nursing Science program in 1993. VUSN’s nursing programs can be taken on campus or through distance education via the University’s e-Learning arm.
VUSN’s e-Learning department offers two online Master of Science Degree programs (MS Nursing and MS in Nutrition and Dietetics), two online Doctorate degree programs (PhD in Nursing Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice), several online Post Master’s Certificates. VUSN also offers a two-year online Post Doctoral Program and several online continuing nursing education courses to nursing practitioners. For information on VUSN’s online degree programs, online certificate courses, as well as admissions requirements, visit the VUSN website or contact a VUSN Representative.
The tuition fees VUSN charges for their online degree programs are not readily available but cost estimates can be prepared on request. Financial support through federal grants, loans, scholarships and discounts to military personnel are in place. In some instances, VUSN may even offer stipends to eligible students. Information on VUSN’s financial aid packages can be obtained by contacting the University’s Financial Aid office.
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is in the top 20 of US News and World Report’s ranking system, and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.