VESNIP provides an opportunity for clinical rotations during a credited independent course through each school which mirrors the tracks and unit/area rotation in the Nurse Residency Program for new graduate nurses. VESNIP participants will be working one-on-one with a VUMC preceptor. The clinical faculty will be meeting with the students weekly.
Participation in VESNIP requires attendance at one of the the affiliated schools listed above.
For earned credit, nursing students from these schools have the opportunity to experience seven weeks of focused-care clinical rotations throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center. According to the literature, nurses who participate in summer internship programs as students begin their nursing careers with increased confidence earned from hands-on experience.
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WHAT CLINICAL ACTIVITIES CAN VESNIP PARTICIPANTS PERFORM? WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF A VESNIP PRECEPTOR?
Even under the direct supervision of an assigned preceptor, as nursing students VESNIP participants are limited in the activities they may perform.
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"The Vanderbilt Experience: Student Nurse Internship Program (VESNIP) prepared me for my nursing career. The opportunity to have hands on experience with one on one instruction from a registered nurse was invaluable, especially at such a clinically diverse hospital as Vanderbilt. Through this program I gained confidence in my nursing skills and patient interactions that I could not receive through my schooling alone. As I look to begin my own practice as a nurse, I value Vanderbilt's dedication to advancing my education through their exceptional extern program. I would recommend that every nursing student participate in this program to gain the skills, confidence, and competency he or she will need as future nurses in the community."
former VESNIP Belmont University student,
now a Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nurse