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How often do you offer the Nurse Residency Program?

Who is eligible for the Nurse Residency Program?

How long is the Nurse Residency Program?

If I have experience as a nurse, will I need to participate in the Nurse Residency Program?

Once I list a track preference in my application, will I also be considered for other tracks?

What if our school requires that we obtain a certain score on the HESI exam prior to graduation?

Is there a format for the letter of intent?

Will I be able to attend school during the Nurse Residency Program?

When and how will I be notified of the opportunity to interview for the residency program?

What factors are considered when offering opportunities to interview?

How many applicants will be interviewed for the Nurse Residency Program?

How long will the interview last?

What if I don’t have a strong track preference but want to work at Vanderbilt? Is there anything I can do to get an opportunity to interview?

How many residents will be hired?

What does it mean to be on a wait list? Do candidates placed on wait lists eventually get offers?

If I am hired into the Nurse Residency Program, will I be paid and eligible for benefits?

Do you offer shift and weekend differentials in the Nurse Residency program?

Can I take a personal leave while in the Nurse Residency Program?

If hired into the Nurse Residency program, what shifts and/or hours will I work?

What if I haven’t taken the NCLEX or do not yet have my results? Can I still be hired into the Nurse Residency Program?

What if I have taken NCLEX but did not pass?
The Nurse Licensure Compact Explained
from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
(video approx. 5 minutes)
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.