Vanderbilt University is a private research university located in Nashville, TN. Originally founded by business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University was intended to promote learning and unity after the devastation of the Civil War. It is a consistently top-ranked university by US News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and other authorities. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center is also ranked one of US News and World Report’s top hospitals in the nation.

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is ranked 15th in the nation by US News and World Report, and since 1906 has been a leader in nursing education. The School of Nursing offers an NLNAC-accredited all-online MSN in Health Systems Management through their e-learning program, with a practicum located near home. The School of Nursing also offers a unique block program for many of its degrees, mixing campus classes in concentrated 5-day blocks, online conferencing, and digital course delivery, with clinical placement in the student’s home region.

Applications for the MSN online include:

  • An official application for admission, a Statement of Career Goals, and a $50 application fee.
    Official transcripts of all post high school studies.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections and a 4.5 on the analytic section of the GRE is required.
  • Three letters of professional reference.
  • Interview survey.

Tuition is $1009 per credit hour, with total cost for a full-time, three semester student coming to $73,600. Federal student loans are available to qualifying students, and the School of Nursing offers several full and partial scholarship opportunities.