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 hereView our Jan-June 2018 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:

Day/Time*

Class

Location

Monday A.M.

Medical Center Orientaton, Meet and Greet (7:00am-8:00am)

Langford Auditorium

Monday P.M.

Clinical Orientation (1:00pm-4:30pm)

3401 West End Suite 100

Tuesday (all day)

Clinical Orientation (8:00am-4:30pm)

3401 West End Suite 100

Wednesday (all day)

Clinical Orientation (8:00am-4:30pm)

3401 West End Suite 100

Thursday 

eStar Training

VUH Critical Care Towers

Friday

eStar Training

VUH Critical Care Towers

Following Tuesday Point of Care Testing Location and Directions provided at Orientation

*All days listed above are the week of CO session

**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.

OTHER INFO:

  • 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)

QUESTIONS:

Clinical Orientation, clinical.orientation@vanderbilt.edu

Karon Killian, MSN, RN-BC, Nursing Professional Development Specialist 615.875.3114, karon.l.killian@vanderbilt.edu