Vanderbilt Nursing

Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE)

Jane Hicks Hello,
I’m Jane Hicks, BSN, RN.  I am the manager of the Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) unit located in 7 Round Wing of VUMC’s Medical Center North. 

To work in the Acute Care of the Elderly unit, our nurses need to complete Basic Arrhythmia and Basic Life Support courses in addition to having a Registered Nursing license to care for our patient population.

Jane Hicks, BSN, RN
Acute Care of the Elderly Unit (ACE)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Unit Highlights:


Focus of Care Patient Demographic Number of Beds                Certifications of Our Nursing Staff
Geriatric Care  Adults (17 and older)  24
  • Geriatric Certification (optional)
  • Medical Surgical Certification (optional)

About Us:

Our unit specializes in cardiac telemetry, geriatric care and inpatient medicine for a wide variety of medical diagnoses.  Our patient focus is on providing quality care with attention to clinical expertise, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and positive outcomes utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach.  Our unit is a member of NICHE, Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders.

A typical shift for our nurses includes direct patient care while working side by side with care partners and a designated shift charge nurse.

We focus on excellence in inpatient medicine and geriatric care, using Geriatric Nursing Practice Guidelines when caring for patients 65 and older.

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 ACE Unit:
                 medicine, geriatrics, telemetry, acute care                 
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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