Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, located in Nashville, Tennessee, and part of the Vanderbilt University, is one of the best nursing schools in the United States. In fact, it is ranked by the US News and World Report to be among the Top 20 in the nation. It is also linked to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center which is one of the most reputable health providers and research centers in the country.

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing offers graduate and post-graduate degree programs using different delivery methods to suit the needs of its busy nursing students. Delivery methods include traditional campus-based programs, modified learning programs (a combination of campus-based courses offered in blocks of time, weekend classes, online conferencing, and at-your-home clinical practicum placement), and distance learning programs, which includes an online program. While most of their programs offer can be delivered through more traditional distance learning methods, currently the only fully online program is the Master of Science in Nursing Health Systems Management program.

Admission criteria for the online Master of Science in Nursing Health Systems Management program include a BS Nursing degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (official transcripts must be submitted), an active license as a registered nurse, minimum 1 year work experience as registered nurse, and GRE scores. Additional requirements include submission of completed application form, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, resume, proof of English language proficiency (if English is not language of degree study), and payment of the $50 application fee.

For details on tuition, fees and availability of financial aid, it is best to contact Vanderbilt’s Admissions Counselor.

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.The MSN program, including the online Master of Science in Nursing Health Systems Management program, is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC).