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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 

VUMC Patient Care Tracks
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.

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Winter/Spring 2020 Nurse Residency Program Application Timeline

Applications will continue to be accepted through December 31 for the following tracks only:
- Adult Acute Medicine
- Adult Acute Surgery
- Adult Cardiac Stepdown
- Vanderbilt Behavior Health

Start dates:
February 17, 2020
- Adult Acute tracks only

February 24,2020

-Behavior Health track only

April 13, 2020
- Adult Acute tracks only

Interviews will be conducted weekly for applications received for these tracks.
(search using job code 1905097)

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.