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Nurse Residency Program (New Grads)

Acute Progressive

About the Adult Acute Progressive Track

The Adult Progressive track is geared toward new nursing graduates who seek to specialize in adult acute progressive nursing. This track is derived from both the medicine and surgery tracks.

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 adult progressive 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.

Placement in a Home Unit

After orienation to Vanderbilt and its systems, nurse residents are placed in available positions in the adult progressive clinical areas. The placements are determined by a collaborative decision made by residency program leaders and unit management. After placement, residetns 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 Resdiency workshops, which support and encourage both clinical and professional growth.

Nurse Residency Program Eligibility and Application Deadlines

You must be a graduate nurse  professional RN with less than 6 months of professional experience at the time of your application.

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

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