Vanderbilt Nursing: Achieve the Remarkable

Urologic Surgery


I’m Aaron Hirsch, MSN, RN, and I am the manager of the Urologic Surgery Unit and the Surgical Stepdown Units located on 9 South and 9 North of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

To work with our units, our nurses need to have a broad range of knowledge and experience in order to address the clinical and educational needs of our patients and their families.


Aaron Hirsch, MSN, RN
9 South Urologic Surgery
9 North Surgical Stepdown
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Unit Highlights:


Focus of Care Patient Demographic Number of Beds           Certifications of Our Nursing Staff
Acute Surgery Adults 24
  • BLS certification
  • EOR certification

About Us:

Our unit specializes in providing individualized care to adult patients from over a dozen different surgical specialty services, including patients who have undergone transplants, thyroidectomies, plastic surgeries, tracheostomies, and our largest population is Urologic Surgery. We help prepare patients for surgery and continue that care throughout their stay through discharge.

Our focus is to educate patients about caring for themselves beyond their hospital stay. Each patient has unique physical, social, and educational needs. Our nurses utilize numerous resources to ensure each patient receives the appropriate education for living on their own.

A typical shift for our nurses includes an average of 10 admissions and discharges a day while working in close collaboration with our physicians and nurse practitioners to provide excellent care to our patients and to keep us operating at the highest standards.

The Urology unit offers a variety of educational opportunities to both new and experienced nurses to enhance their skill base.

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 Urology unit:
                 9 South, Urology
Nurse Residency ProgramThis unit/area is a part of the Nurse Residency Program.
If you are a new grad, please visit our Nurse Residency Program section for more information.


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