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Nurse Residency Program (New Grads)

Winter 2012 Placement Day Awards

ADULT MEDICINE
Outstanding Preceptor
Rachel Kromer
Notes from nominations: She is the kind of nurse that I want to become: She cares deeply for her patients, she lives the Vanderbilt values and she is respectful of everyone she encounters.... Her love for nursing is evident in her interactions with staff, patients, and families.

 

 Best Nursing Team
8 South
Notes from nominations:  The nurses work well together and support one another by helping out when someone is overwhelmed or by offering a suggestion for how best to care for the patients.
 

 


ADULT SURGERY
Outstanding Preceptor 
Barbra Dela-Merced, RN

Notes from nominations: Barbara was very patient, welcoming, and used invovative techniques to facilitate her coaching to expand my learning.... [She] is very approachable, which her easy to work with.
 Best Nursing Team
5 South
Team spirit on this unit was awesome.... It wasn't just the nursing staff, I noticed the material management team and the environmental service staff were also very involved working as a team.

 


CRITICAL CARE
Outstanding Preceptor
Natalie Robbins
Notes from nominations: is full of knowledge, is nonjudgemental and very easy to work with.
 

 

 Best Nursing Team
MICU

This unit was very welcoming--everyone--MD, NP, MR, RN and CP all took the time to welcome us and were glad to offer us opportunities to learn. This is the unit where I specifically see the terms, "shared governance and magnet recognition" come to life.


PEDIATRICS
Outstanding Preceptor
Ginny King

She took the time and made the effort to make sure I had a great experience and got to see all the different aspects of the unit. She took time to not only find resources but to help me read through them to better understand our patients' conditions.
 Best Nursing Team
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
They demonstrated a great amount of teamwork and support between one another and were more than willing to help each other out. Although the patient's had very high acuity and some of the situations were difficult, the unit was still a positive, calm, caring and friendly place to be.

 


PSYCHIATRIC HEALTH
Outstanding Preceptor
Jessica Walker
She has a passion for her work and is great at effectively communicating with staff and patients. She is competent in her abilities and overall was a great preceptor. Jessica really enjoyed teaching me and her great work ethic and positive attitude made it a great learning experience.
 Best Nursing Team
8 South

On child and adolescent everyone demonstrated undeniable transparency across many different disciplines through continual professionalism, effective communication, and outstanding patient-centered care.


WOMEN'S HEALTH
Outstanding Preceptor
Melanie Woods

She is an amazing teacher and friendly person. She not only was welcoming but was prepared for me. She even went as far as to give me handouts to help me as a new nurse. She demonstrates and maintains a positive attitude while at work. She is enthusiastic about nursing and promotes the mission and credo values. She was an excellent preceptor all around.
 Best Nursing Team
4 East Postpartum Unit
They were very welcoming to new nurse residents. They showed openness and willingness to want to mentor and teach the nurse residents.

 

 

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