The pediatric track is geared toward new nursing graduates who seek to specialize in pediatric nursing. The program is designed to nurture the new graduate RN in the transition from student to professional. It provides new nurses with the specific tools and experiences needed to begin a successful career in pediatric medicine. 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 in the Pediatric track may include:
• Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
• Pediatric Surgery and Trauma
• Pediatric Hematology / Oncology
• Pediatric Cardiology
• Pediatric Medicine, Acute Care and Epilepsy Monitoring
• Pediatric Emergency Department
• Neonatal Intensive Care
• Pediatric Intensive Care
• Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Clinical experiences in each of the pediatric units are designed to give the new graduate exposure to the patient demographics, the unit environments, and the healthcare professional teams in each area.
After orientation to Vanderbilt and its systems, nurse residents are placed in available positions in the adult medicine clincial areas. The 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 residents' first year of practice, they are required to attend Nurse Residency workshops, which support and encourage both clinical and professiona growth.
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