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Nurse Residency Program (New Grads)

NRP FAQs

OVERVIEW OF VUMC’S NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
•  What types of Nurse Residencies does VUMC offer?
•  How often do you offer the Nurse Residency Program?
•  How long is the Nurse Residency Program?
•  What does “Placement” mean in the Nurse Residency Program?


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR VUMC’S NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
•  Who is eligible for the Nurse Residency Program?
•  If I have experience as a nurse, will I need to participate in the
   Nurse Residency Program?
•  Are there any considerations for those graduating from an online
   undergraduate Nursing program?
•  What if I haven’t taken my boards or found out if I passed
   the test?  Can I still be hired into the Nurse Residency Program?
•  What if our school requires that we obtain a certain score on the
   HESI exam prior to graduation?


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR VUMC’S NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
•  How do I apply?
•  Is the same website link used to apply for both the Pediatric
   Nurse Residency program and the Adult Nurse Residency
   Program tracks?
•  When and how will I be notified of the decision to either offer 
   me a residency or decline my application for the Nurse
   Residency Program?
•  When should I expect communication after I initially apply on-line at Vanderbilt.jobs  for the Nurse   Residency Program?
•  Will there be any application packet paperwork to return?
•  Will we indicate our track choice(s) on our application?
•  Is there a format for the letter of intent?
•  How long will the interview last?
•  When are the next available application postings for the
   Nurse Residency Program?


CHANGES IN HIRING FOR NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

  • Why are we going to hire only new graduates with BSN prepartion?
  • What about staff enrolled in ADN/ASN programs?
  • When will this start? What about the resident group starting this Summer (2012)?
  • Does this affect other nurses (experienced nurses) applying for positions at Vanderbilt?
  • Is there an effect on current Vanderbilt RN's who do not have a BSN?

EMPLOYMENT DURING VUMC’S NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
•  If hired into the Nurse Residency program, what shifts/hours
   will I be  working?
•  I am hired into the Nurse Residency Program, will I be paid and
   eligible for benefits?
•  Will I be able to take time off to prepare for the NCLEX exam? 
   Will I be able to take time off to take the NCLEX exam?
•  Can I take a personal leave while in the Nurse
    Residency Program?
•  Do you offer shift and weekend differentials in the
   Nurse Residency program?
•  After being placed in a specific unit, what shift
   will I be working?
•  Will I be able to attend school during the Nurse
   Residency Program?


COMPLETE LIST OF FAQS FOR VUMC'S NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
 

Are you a current VUMC employee interested in the Nurse Residency Program?
Click here to review Nurse Residency Program FAQs for Current VUMC Employees (log-in required).

 Our Summer 2014 cohort deadline was noon, January 22, 2014. We will accept applications for the Winter 2015 cohort August 4-September 10, 2014.

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