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Electronic Application for Master of Science in Nursing

This program currently is accepting applications for the following term(s) only:
2014 Spring

If the term for which you wish to apply is not available, please contact the office of this program (888.333.9192) directly, rather than applying for Fall 2013.


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) applications for spring 2014 are now being accepted for limited specialties & entries.
STEP 1: Complete page 1. You will receive your unique user ID and password on screen and via email. You must select your entry option and specialty. Click Here for information about specialties and entry options.

STEP 2: Complete all required information on pages 2 and 3. If you logged off before completing all required information, use your password and ID to access your application again. You may log off and on as often as you wish until all required information is completed.

STEP 4: Pay $50 application fee. Most major credit cards are accepted.

STEP 5: Officially submit your application. See the bottom of page 3 to review the checklist of items that must be completed before you may officially submit. By officially submitting your application, you indicate your satisfaction with ALL information submitted.

STEP 6: Submit supporting documents. The following items are required to make your application complete:

  • Test Scores: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for all applicants. TOEFL or IELTS scores are also required for applicants whose native language is not English. Your scores should be sent to institution code 1871. The GRE Department code for this program is: 0610.

  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3, maximum of 5) should be submitted electronically. When you enter a recommenderís email address (page 2 of the application), we will notify him/her via email and provide instructions on how to complete the recommendation electronically. Use the recommenders work or professional e-mail address rather than a personal e-mail address. Recommendations need not be received in order to submit your application, but you must enter at least three (with or without email address) on page 2 in order to satisfy online application submission requirements. If you choose not to use the electronic method, you must use the School of Nursing recommendation form.

  • Official transcripts from each prior postsecondary institution attended should be forwarded to the address below.

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Office of Admissions
461 21st Ave South
Nashville, TN 37240

For questions regarding the application process, please contact us at 615-322-3800, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (central standard time) or via e-mail at vusn-admissions@vanderbilt.edu


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