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Recruitment and Applications
Tracey Fargo,
Nurse Residency Program Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant, Talent Management & Operations  Human Resources 

Adult Tracks:
Sandra Sanker
Associate Program Manager

Pediatric Tracks:
Josie McDonald 
Associate Program Manager   


VUMC's Nurse Residency Program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is proud to offer a year-long Nurse Residency Program to help you navigate your role as a graduate nurse.  We are committed to helping you stay on course to deliver safe, effective, quality patient care as you onboard into the clinical setting as a healthcare professional. 

Nurse Residents are recently graduated nurses with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Nursing and less than six month nursing experience.

We offer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall start dates.  Start date options vary based on area hired and successful NCLEX completion.

As a new nurse, we will guide your transition to professional practice by supporting your orientation and ongoing professional development needs. Throughout the year you will focus on delegation and time management, patient engagement, diversity, nursing quality and safety, research and evidence-based practice, ethical decision making, and building your own emotional toolkit. 

Choose your starting destination from these different track options.

Fall 2019  and Winter/Spring 2020 Nurse Residency Program

Application dates:
July 5, 2019 to August 12, 2019
(search using job code 1905097)

August 26, 2019 through September 26, 2019

Start Options:
Fall 2019
October 14, 2019

Winter 2020
February 17, 2020
- Adult Acute tracks

February 24, 2020
for the following tracks
- Adult Critical Care
- Pediatrics
- Women’s Health
- Psychiatry

Spring 2020
April 13, 2020
- Adult Acute tracks

*Available dates may vary depending on area hired / successful NCLEX completion

Nurse residents are required to be licensed prior to their start date. Residents that can provide official documentation of successful NCLEX results and pending application for TN RN licensure (or a state that is part of the enhanced nurse licensure compact) will be considered eligible to start. 
See FAQs for more information.