Located in Nashville, Vanderbilt University operates as a private university of about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Vanderbilt's School of Nursing offers a direct-entry MSN program for registered nurses who already hold a BSN.
The degree offers several specializations, with the number of required credits depending on the concentration. However, all students must complete a minimum of 40 credits. Specializations include adult-gerontology acute or primary care, neonatal, emergency, and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, among several others.
The core curriculum for degree-seekers requires courses like advanced pathophysiology and health assessment. The rest of the curriculum also depends on a student's focus area. Distance learning consists of watching class lectures and contributing to discussion boards online. Students also log their clinical hours online.
To apply, interested individuals should submit their BSN transcripts showing at least a 3.0 GPA and a "C" or better in a statistics course. They must also possess an active RN license.Visit School Site