Nurse Residency Program (New Grads)

Application FAQs

Q:  How do I apply?
A:  For approximately six weeks twice a year, we accept applications for the nurse residency program on Vanderbilt's Job Line. In general, we accept applications for the Winter cohort starting in August and the Summer cohort starting in November. Please ***click here*** for current application deadlines. 

Q:  Is the same website link used to apply for both the Pediatric Nurse Residency program and the Adult Nurse Residency Program tracks?
A:  Yes.

Q:  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?
A:  You will be sent an initial offer to the residency program via email.  Candidates who receive an offer will be sent an employment packet with an offer letter.

Q: When should I expect communication after I initially apply on-line at Vanderbilt.jobs  for the Nurse Residency Program?

A: After the initial online application to the job # for the Nurse Residency Program, you will receive a follow-up e-mail within 72-business hours. This email will provide instructions to the next steps of the 2nd online component.

Q: Will there be any application packet paperwork to return?

A: All components are now completed electronically, and there is no paperwork to return. This will also include a 2nd online component where you will provide contact information for the following: for your clinical faculty recommendation; for the Dean’s office recommendation; and for Extern/Intern Program recommendation. Also, if you are a current Vanderbilt employee, you will need to provide contact information for your Manager. There will also be space provided to upload your official transcript.

Q:  Will we indicate our track choice(s) on our application?
A:  Yes. There is a form in the application packet that requests the applicant’s track choice(s) along with a brief description of why the applicant wishes to work in that area.

Q:  Is there a format for the letter of intent?
A:   No. The letter of intent should be freeform.  This letter provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your individuality and style of communication.  The letter should not exceed one page.

Q:  How long will the interview last?
A:  Interviews last up to 60 minutes.


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