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Nurse Residency

The transition from nursing student to professional nurse is challenging. Because of this, Vanderbilt Nursing provides our graduate nurses a year-long Residency Program to support that transition.

The Residency Program's goal is to enhance professional growth. Research shows that residency programs increase graduate nurse job satisfaction, self confidence, and critical thinking skills.

Starting on the second or third month of employment and throughout the first year, he/she will attend monthly Nurse Residency sessions. By interacting with peers and Vanderbilt leaders, the new graduate nurse will have opportunities to grow professionally and become more confident of their contribution to the health care team.

The curriculum for the monthly sessions consists of topics such as stress management, evidence-based nursing practice, pain management, end-of-life issues, simulation, and includes activities to help build the critical thinking skills. Like orientation, Nurse Residency hours are paid time.

VUMC Nurse Residency Program (New Grads)

You may also e-mail or call (615) 322-2116.

Last Edited: July 26, 2017
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