Nursing Education and Professional Development

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt licensed and non-licensed care providers are required to complete hospital-wide and unit specific competencies on an annual basis.  The Children's Nursing Education Department (CNED) oversees this process for all in- and outpatient units.

The CNED team has designed each unit's competency requirements by following the Donna Wright Competency Model.  This model is designed to improve engagement and outcome in the competency process by giving staff a variety of validation options to complete each competency.  Validation options may include: include Observation of Daily Work, Case Studies, Mock Events, 24/7 online education and testing (via the Learning Exchange System) and attending a quarterly CAVE event, where many skills can be completed in one setting.

To access inpatient, outpatient, and after hours clinic 2015-2016 competency details select your area below.

Organizational (Hospital) Training for All VCH Inpatient Staff
ECMO   |   Float Pool   |   Holding Room, Pediatric Acute Care, & Radiation Recovery
Neonatal & Pediatric Transport    |   Neonatal Nurse Practicioner Transport Team   | 
Neonatal Intensive Care (see staff reosurces)   |   Newborn Nursery (see staff reosurces)  
Pediatric Cardiology   |  Pediatric Cardiology Intensive Care  
Pediatric Emergency Department   |   Pediatric Hematology & Oncology   |   Pediatric Intensive Care  
Pediatric Medicine and Acute Care   |   Peri-operative & Operating Room Services 
Surgery, Trauma, and Adolescent Medicine 

Organizational (CHOC) Training for All Outpatient Staff
CHOC Float Pool   |   DOT 4 Pediatric Urology   |   DOT 4 Pediatric Orthopedics
DOT 5 Pediatric Cardiology  |   DOT 6 Hematology/Oncology Infusion   |   DOT 7 ENT
DOT 7 General Surgery   |   DOT 8 Primary Care   |   DOT 9   |   DOT 10 GI   |   DOT 10 Pulmonary/Nephrology
OHO Adolescent Medicine   |   OHO Allergy   |   OHO University Pediatrics   |   ECL


Questions? Contact Us

Jennifer Cotton, BSN, RN
Nursing Education Specialist
Children’s Nursing  Education Department
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
615/936-0366 or jennifer.cotton@vanderbilt.edu

Kimberly Kane, BS
Program Coordinator
Children’s Nursing Education Department
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
615/936-5547 or kim.kane@vanderbilt.edu





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