Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University
Type Private
Established 1873 (1873)
Chairman Mark Dalton
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos
Provost Susan R. Wente
Location Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Black and old gold
Nickname Commodores
Website vanderbilt.edu
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=19443

Vanderbilt University (also known informally as Vandy) is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The university is organized into 10 colleges and schools offering a wide variety of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.[1] Vanderbilt is classified as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[2] The university enrolled more than 12,500 students, and it ranked 15 among all national universities and sixth among "Best Colleges for Veterans" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[3]

Informatics programs

Health and clinical informatics

The following health/clinical informatics options exist for potential students:

M.S. in Biomedical Informatics
30 credit hours + thesis, completed in roughly two years
Available online? No
Program URL: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/research-ms-and-phd-program


Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics
72 credit hours; "[S]tudents must complete a teaching practicum, pass a qualifying examination, and successfully propose and defend a dissertation."
Available online? No
Program URL: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/research-ms-and-phd-program


M.S. + M.D. in Biomedical Informatics
?? credit hours; "Joint degree students will complete both degrees in six years, saving one-half year in school, since medical school ordinarily takes four years and the MS in biomedical informatics two and one-half years."
Available online? No
Program URL: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/md-dual-degree-programs


Fellowship in Medical Informatics & Quality Improvement
Two-year program; established by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Available online? No
Program URL: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/dbmi/va-post-doctoral-fellowship-medical-informatics-quality-improvement


Nursing informatics

The following nursing informatics options exist for potential students:

M.S.N. in Nursing Informatics
39–40 credit hours; NOTE: As of December 2016, the school website says "Admissions are currently suspended for the MSN Nursing Informatics specialty. We realize demand exists for informatics nurse specialists, so we look forward to developing a revised curriculum in the near future." Check back with the school/website occasionally to see if it has been reinstated.
Available online? No
Program URL: https://nursing.vanderbilt.edu/msn/ni/index.php


Additional external links

References

  1. "Re:VU 2016". Vanderbilt University. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/about/facts/. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  2. "Standard Listings". Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Indiana University. http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/lookup/standard.php. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  3. "Vanderbilt University". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/vanderbilt-3535. Retrieved 14 December 2016.