Nurse Residency Program (New Grads)

Program Highlights

The transition from nursing student to professional nurse can be challenging. This is why Vanderbilt University Medical Center created a Nurse Residency Program, which is dedicated to helping new grads acclimate to their new careers. In fact, the program is the gateway for newly graduated nurses to start working at VUMC.

Our Nurse Residency Program offers track options in specialized areas of care in either Adult Health or Pediatric patient care settings.  This allows nurse residents to focus on the areas of care that match their interests and career goals.

Track options include:

Adult Health Patient Care (please click on the individual track to view the specific position description and eligibility requirements):

New grads hired into the residency program are full-time employees who are eased into the role of professional nurse through didactic sessions and hands-on clinical training, all under the tutelage and support of our trained nursing staff and unit educators. 

Additionally, our Nurse Residents benefit from:


Experienced preceptors in all clinical areas who provide support and guidance
The knowledge and expertise provided by our VUMC content experts
Focused training at the unit level after placement in a specialty clinical area
Professional and clinical support throughout the entire Nurse Residency Program

For Nurse Residency Program application requirements and deadlines, please click here.

NRP Workshops

One of the crucial aspects of the Nurse Residency Program is the workshop series.  Over the course of the year, residents will attend one workshop every six weeks on topics ranging from Professional Development to Patient Safety to Spanish for Healthcare.  The workshops are led by Clinical Learning Consultants and include guest speakers who specialize in the featured topics.

Additional Educational Offerings for VUMC Staff

The Learning Exchange*

The VUMC Nursing Calendar

The Educational Offerings Index located on www.vanderbiltnursing.com

* = for VUMC staff only (log-in required)


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