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?
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: What is meant by “sealed envelope” in reference to the Clinical Faculty Recommendation form?
A: The Clinical Faculty Recommendation form should be placed in a sealed, school embossed envelope with the recommender’s signature over the seal. The letter is then given to the student who includes it with the submitted application packet.
Q: Should the application packet include an official transcript?
A: Yes. Even though transcripts can be retrieved online, the Nurse Residency Program will only accept official transcripts. The transcripts will need to be in a sealed envelope and included with your application packet.
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 free form. 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.