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The Perks of being a VUMC Nurse

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a place where nursing isn’t just a job, it’s a career. It’s a place where there is plenty of room to follow your passions. Our nursing colleagues are teachers, researchers, clinicians and much more. They are a community of colleagues who have each other’s backs. But, most of all, they are caring advocates for the needs of our patients and families.

At VUMC, our nurses don’t stand still. More than 4,800 nurses serve in inpatient and outpatient roles, for adults and children, in home and in behavioral health. That’s about two out of every 10 employees at our Medical Center. If you join us, you will be encouraged to advance your career through professional development opportunities offered continuously throughout the year.

VUMC is an exceptional place to be a nurse. It is the only medical system in Middle Tennessee to receive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 7 percent of hospitals nationwide have this distinction. Magnet recognition measures organizations for excellence in five areas — transformational leadership; structural empowerment; exemplary professional practice; new knowledge, innovations and improvements; and outcomes.

As a VUMC nurse, you have access to a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, an outstanding health plan, retirement and exclusive discounts. We also offer a tuition assistance that is unlike any other health system in our community.

We invite you to learn more about what it means to be a VUMC Nurse.

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