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Program Highlights

Our Nurse Residency Program offers track options to allow nurse residents to work in areas that match their interests and career goals.

New grads hired into the residency program are full-time employees who are eased into the role of professional nurse through didactic learning sessions and hands-on clinical training, all under the guidance and support of our professional nursing staff and nursing education specialists. 

Additionally, our Nurse Residents benefit from:

  • Experienced preceptors in all clinical areas who provide support and guidance
  • The knowledge and expertise provided by our VUMC experts
  • Focused training at the department level 

At a Glance
View VUMC Patient Care Tracks at a glance by clicking on the cover. 

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Adult Cardiac Stepdown
Adult Acute Care Medicine
Adult Acute Care Surgical
Adult Critical Care
Adult Oncology
Behavioral Health (Units located at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital)
Pediatric Acute Care (Units located at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt)
Pediatric Critical Care
Women's Health

Additional career opportunity for new graduate nurses at VUMC:
While not part of the Nurse Residency Program, an Adult Perioperative Internship is available for new graduate nurses.

Now Accepting Applications for Summer/Fall 2019 
begining Jan 7 -Feb 11, 2019

Interview dates:  
March 4 - April 5, 2019

Start date options for 2019:  
- May 13 
- July 8
- July 22 
- Oct. 14

Click here (if needed, reference 1811148 in the keyword search section).

If you have been hired into the Winter/Spring 2019 NRP Cohort, the start dates are:

  • February 11, 2019 
  • February 25, 2019
  • May 13, 2019
The Nurse Licensure Compact Explained
from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
(video approx. 5 minutes)
Effective Fall 2018 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.