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Application Requirements

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?

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?

Hiring Process

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?

Employment and Benefits

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

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?

NCLEX and Licensure

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?

Start Options

How often do you offer the Nurse Residency Program?

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