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Nurse Residency Program (New Grads)

Emergency Department

Emergency Nursing Track

About the Emergency Track

The Emergency track is for nursing graduates who seek to specialize in emergency 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 emergency nursing. Once hired into the program as a full-time employee, your first few weeks are spent in a combination of classroom and clinical expriences. Prior emergency department or hospital experience is beneficial but not required.

What Happens After Orientation?

After orientation to Vanderbilt and its systems, nurse residents are placed in available positions in the emergency track. Residents will experience a focused orientation in their area 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 requried to attend Nurse Resdiency workshops, which support and encourage both clinical and professional groth.

Nurse Residency Program Eligibility and Application Deadlines

  • Graduate Nurse
  • Professional RN with less than 6 months professional nursing experiences at time of application.
  • Provide a brief state for the interview panel as to why you would best qualify for the Emergency Nurse Residency track.

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