VUMC provides group clinical placements for affiliated Nursing Schools. Please check with your nursing school for further information.
The undergraduate practicum clinical placement positions the student in a one-on-one learning situation with a Registered Nurse. Students participate in a dynamic experience that combines nursing concepts with clinical practice.
As of April 22, 2019, VUMC Student Placement will begin preceptor matching for NP, PA, and Midwifery students. Students will no longer need to reach out to and locate a clinical preceptor. Because preceptorship opportunities at VUMC are competitive and we cannot guarantee placement for all students, students will apply through the survey below for placement at VUMC, being matched with preceptors within clinical area of interest based on preceptor availability. Our hope is that this new process will give students the most equitable opportunity at having a preceptorship experience here at VUMC. **Students who have already secured a preceptor and submitted their request for fall of 2019 prior to April 22, 2019, please know that we will honor these preceptorships as requested. You do not need to complete an additional application. If you have questions about your situation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NP, PA, and Midwifery students interested in completing a preceptorship at VUMC should submit an application for Student Placement found on the Graduate Clinical Placement website.
VUMC requests that students and academic institutions refrain from directly contacting providers and clinic sites. All NP, PA, and midwifery student placement requests should be submitted via the application on the Graduate Clinical Placement website.
VUMC faciltiates additional clinical placements for various students that are enrolled in an affilated school. We are always thrilled to welcome students for clinical rotations. Please reference the below guidelines for the additional placement process. (These placements typically include Nursing Informatics, Nursing Education, DNP, and various surgical specialties.)
Please submit all requests at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of your clinical experience.
*If you have any questions regarding any clinical experiences, please contact Student Placement directly at email@example.com.
Observational experiences for individuals who are interested in observing in a specific area are offered through Vanderbilt Observational Experience (VOE). Each observational experience is approved through NEPD.