Vanderbilt Nursing

Newborn Nursery

I’m Dana Nichols, RN.  I am the manager of the Newborn Nursery located in Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

If you love to help parents with their special new arrivals then this is the place to be.  We are honored to see families at one of the happiest times of their lives and we are privileged to be there for them during this life-changing experience.  We love babies and are very grateful to the families who entrust the care of their little ones to us.

Dana Nichols, RN
Newborn Nursery
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Unit Highlights:

Focus of Care   Patient Demographic   Number of Beds           Certifications of Our Nursing Staff
Natal Care
Newborn Infants 20
  • BLS certification
  • NRP certification
  • STABLE certification
  • CLC certification

About Us:

Our focus in the Newborn Nursery is on providing family centered care and stressing family and infant bonding.  We have moved from separating the mother and baby right after delivery to trying to keep them together as much as possible.

We are a 2A nursery which means we can take care of newborns that need special care.  We also have lactation consultants who assist the new moms with breastfeeding.  We have a hot-line for parents to call as well as a store that carries breastfeeding equipment and accessories that is open to our patients and to Vanderbilt employees who return to work after giving birth.
One thing that makes our unit unique is that we work with both staff and private pediatricians.  We are pleased that this unit is at the forefront of providing the greater Nashville community more pre-natal service as well as educational opportunities.
Our tenure in the Newborn Nursery is strong with many of the staff celebrating 10-20 year anniversaries. 

Key Staff:



Nurse Educator:

Administrative Assistant:
Dana Nichols, RN

Jennifer Cotton, RN

Gwen Davis

Recruitment Information:

Click to ApplyIf you are interested in applying to the Newborn Nursery, please visit Work at Vanderbilt to see if there are currently any open positions.

                 Try using these keywords as searches to locate a position in the Newborn Nursery:
                 labor, delivery, post-partum, natal care
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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