Nursing Education and Professional Development

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt licensed and non-licensed care providers are required to complete hospital-wide and unit specific competencies on an annual basis. The Children's Nursing Education Department (CNED) oversees this process for all in- and outpatient units. 

Competencies are designed in partnership with each unit's leadership team and follow the Donna Wright Competency Model.  This model seeks to improve engagement and outcome in the competency process by giving staff a variety of validation options, including Observation of Daily Work (ODW), Case Studies (CS), Mock Events (ME), 24/7 online education and testing and live events.

The 2017 competency and compliance process goes live January 2017.  Staff will have until May 31st to complete any requirement.

VCH Float Pool   |   Holding Room, Pediatric Acute Care, & Radiology Recovery
Neonatal & Pediatric Transport    |   Neonatal Nurse Practicioner Transport Team  
Neonatal Intensive Care    |    Newborn Nursery    |    Pediatric Cardiology  
Pediatric Cardiology Intensive Care    |    Pediatric Emergency Department   |  
Pediatric Hematology & Oncology   |   Pediatric Intensive Care  
Pediatric Medicine and Acute Care   |   Peri-operative & Operating Room Services 
Surgery, Trauma, and Adolescent Medicine   |   Vascular Access Team

CHOC Float Pool   |   DOT 4 Pediatric Urology   |   DOT 4 Pediatric Orthopedics
DOT 5 Pediatric Cardiology  |   DOT 6 Hematology/Oncology Infusion   |   DOT 7 ENT
DOT 7 General Surgery   |   DOT 8 Primary Care   |   DOT 9   |   DOT 10 GI  
DOT 10 Pulmonary Nephrology    |    OHO Adolescent Medicine   |   OHO Allergy  
OHO University Pediatrics   |   ECL


Questions? Contact Us

Jennifer Cotton, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
Nursing Education Specialist
p:  615.936.0366 
email: jennifer.cotton@vanderbilt.edu

Maria Sullivan, MSN, RN, CNOR
Nursing Education Specialist
p: 615.936.6336
email:  jane.m.brown@Vanderbilt.Edu

Josie McDonald
CNED Program Coordinator
p: 615.322.0011
email:  josie.mcdonald@vanderbilt.edu

Kimberly Kane, BS
CNED Program Coordinator
p: 615.936.5547
email:  kim.kane@vanderbilt.edu

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