Clinical Orientation

Welcome to Vanderbilt!

WHAT: Participants attend Clinical Orientation after they attend Medical Center Orientation. During Clinical Orientation, participants review skills, and participate in didactic and discussion sessions.

WHO: All new licensed and non-licensed clinical staff who have direct patient care

WHERE: Clinical Orientation is held at 3401 West End Avenue, Suite 100. (Parking is not available here. View a parking map and directions here.) To enter the building, walk through the parking garage in the back to access the lobby, and take the elevators to the first floor.

WHEN: Clinical Orientation is typically held twice a month. View our 2017 calendar here.

Participants will be given an individualized itinerary when they arrive, as specific schedules depend upon job roles. The general schedule is as follows:

See table below for Clinical Orientation schedule:




Monday A.M Medical Center Orientaton, Meet and Greet (7:00-8:00am) Langford Auditorium
Monday P.M. Clinical Orientation 3401 West End Suite 100
Tuesday (all day) Clinical Orientation 3401 West End Suite 100
Wednesday (all day) Clinical Orientation 3401 West End Suite 100
Thursday (8:00am-10:00am) Computer Training-Medical Receptionists and Care Partners 3401 West End Suite 100
Thursday (10:00am-12:00pm) POCT** 3401 West End Suite 100
Thursday (12:30pm-2:30pm)  Computer Training-Inpatient Licensed** 3401 West End Suite 100
Monday (all day) Computer Training- VMG Licensed and Non-licensed staff Green Hills Office Building

*All days listed above are the week of CO session, except VMG computer training which occurs the Monday following CO.

**Participants will be notified if they need to attend POCT; The POCT team determines this and relays the message to the CO program coordinator. New hires will be given the class information, if applicable to them.


  • Lunch is provided to participants on Monday only. During subsequent days, participants are invited to bring lunch (refrigeration provided onsite), purchase lunch at the 3401 building cafe, or walk to a nearby restaurant.
  • Clinical Orientation will not be cancelled, even during inclement weather.
  • Clinical Orientation is hosted by Nursing Education and Professional Development.
  • Online Clinical Orientation Manual* available to VUMC Staff
    (* = log-in required)


Clinical Orientation,

Karon Killian, MSN, RN-BC, Nursing Professional Development Specialist 615.875.3114,