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Nurse Residency Program (New Grads)

Critical Care

About the Adult Critical Care Track

The Adult Critical Care track is for new nursing graduates who seek to specialize in adult critical care nursing.  The program is designed to nurture the new graduate RN in the transition from student to professional RN. It provides the new nurse with the specific tools and experiences needed to begin a successful career in critical care nursing. Once hired into the program as a full-time employee, your first few weeks are spent in a combination of classroom and clinical experiences.

Units participating in rotations may include:

(This list is subject to change.)

Placement in a Home Unit

After orientation to Vanderbilt and its systems, nurse residents are placed in available positions in the adult critical care clinical areas. These placements are determined by a collaborative decision made by residency program leaders and unit management. After placement, residents experience a focused orientation in their clinical areas and will work with unit-based preceptors.

Support is a key element in strengthening self-assurance. Throughout the resdietns' first year of practice, they are requried to attend Nurse residency workshops, which support and encourage both clinical and professional growth.

Nurse Residency Program Eligibility and Application Deadlines

• Graduate Nurse
• Professional RN with less than 6 months professional nursing experience at time
  of application.

***Click here*** for application deadlines for the next Nurse Residency Program Cohort.

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