Vanderbilt Nursing

Inpatient Medicine, 8 South

I’m Kim Linville, MSN, RN.  I am the manager of the Inpatient Medicine unit located on 8 South of Vanderbilt University Hospital.  I also manage Inpatient Medicine on 8 North.

To work in the Inpatient Medicine unit, our nurses need strong assessment skills, the ability to identify Basic Arrhythmia strip interpretations, able to adapt easily to new challenges, and strong communication skills to care for our patient population. 

Kim Linville, MSN, RN
Inpatient Medicine, 8 North and 8 South
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Unit Highlights:

Focus of Care   Patient Demographic   Number of Beds           Certifications of Our Nursing Staff
General Medicine Adult (17 and older)  24
  • BLS certification
  • Basic Arrhythmia

About Us:

Our unit specializes in caring for a variety of diagnoses that are unique to each of our patients including diabetes, HIV, renal failure, hypertension, and pneumonia, just to name a few. 

Our focus is to provide patient care and satisfaction to a diverse patient population, so our nurses must be familiar with a wide range of treatments and types of care.

A typical shift for our nurses includes providing direct care to a patient population that includes medicine, geriatric, cardiology, occasional trauma, general surgery, urology, and orthopedic surgery overflow patients.

Working in Inpatient Medicine provides a great opportunity for both new grads and experienced nurses to deliver high quality nursing care to adult medicine patients.  It’s a great place to continue development of critical thinking, prioritization, and time management skills.

Awards and Recognitions:
Patient Satisfaction Five Star Award

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Recruitment Information:

Click to ApplyIf you are interested in applying to this unit, please visit Work at Vanderbilt: Achieve the Remarkable for current open positions.

                 Try using these keywords as searches to locate a position in the Inpatient Medicine, 8 North:
                 inpatient medicine, general medicine
Nurse Residency ProgramThis unit/area is a part of the Adult Medicine Track in the Nurse Residency Program.
If you are a new grad, please visit our Nurse Residency Program section for more information.


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