Nursing Education and Professional Development

Clinical Orientation






Beginning on February 16th, 2016, Clinical Orientation will take place in the 3401 West End Building in Suite 100. This building is on the purple shuttle route, and there is also a designated 3401 Express Shuttle that will run specifically on orientation days - from 6:30-8:30 am and 3:30-5:30 pm! Please read below for additional info, and feel free to contact Megan Farmer for any questions you may have.


Clinical Orientation is designed for licensed and non-licensed clinical staff new to VUMC. Orientation is dependent on previous work experience, skill level, position, and unit/area.

Participants are provided the opportunity to review skills, participate in didactic and discussion sessions, and to learn Vanderbilt computer systems.


Additional topics include:


- Nursing and care partner skills
- Health care team roles
- National patient safety goals
- Tennessee donor services
- Nursing quality
- Communication best practices

Hosted by Nursing Education and Professional Development.


Target Audience


Targeted for licensed and non-licensed new VUMC hires; required or elective programming based on individual skill set, prior experience, position, and unit/area.


VUMC Staff
     VUMC Staff

Non-VUMC Staff
       Non-VUMC Staff Not Applicable


Additional Information


Additional helfpful information:
Human Resources New Staff Orientation




Twice monthly: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Computer classes are the following Monday (for inpatient licensed staff and all outpatient staff) and the following Tuesday (for inpatient non-licensed staff). 


Beginning February 16, 2016: the location for Clinical Orientation will be 3401 West End Avenue, Suite 100. View this video for parking and transportation information. The 3401 Express Shuttle will run from 6:30-8:30 am and 3:30-5:30 pm.


Beginning in March, the inpatient non-licensed computer class will be held on Fridays, directly after Clinical Orientation ends. Locations for these classes are determined after Clinical Orientation ends on Thursdays.


Click for the 2016 Orientation Calendar




Times on Tuesday through Thursday are 8:00-4:30 pm. Specific job roles have slight variances in itineraries. Please contact Megan Farmer regarding specific time frames per job role.




Beginning February 16, 2016, the location will be 3401 West End Ave, Suite 100. View this video for parking and transportation information! The 3401 Express Shuttle will run from 6:30-8:30 am and 3:30-5:30 pm.




  Human Resources registers new hires in the Orientation Tracking System (OTS)


Contact Hour(s)


  No Contact Hours offered




  No cost for VUMC Staff


Inclement Weather Policy


Clinical Orientation will still occur during times of inclement weather.


Questions? Contact Us


Karon Killian, MSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Nursing Education and Professional Development
615/875-3114 or karon.l.killian@vanderbilt.edu



Megan Farmer
Program Coordinator, Nursing Education and Professional Development
615/936-4609 or megan.b.farmer@vanderbilt.edu






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