The Adult Surgical Track is geared toward new nursing graduates who seek to specialize in adult acute surgical nursing. The program is designed to nurture the new graduate RN in the transition from student to professional. It provides new nurses with the specific tools and experiences needed to begin a successful career in adult surgery. Once hired into the program as a full-time employee, your first few weeks are spent in a combination of classroom and clinical experiences.
After orientation to Vanderbilt and its systems, nurse residents are placed in available positions in the acute surgery clinical areas. These placements are determined by a collaborative decision made by residency program leaders and unit management. After placement, residetns experience a focused orientation in their clinical areas and will work with unit-based preceptors.
Support is a key element in strengthening self-assurance. Throughout the residents' first year of practice, they are required to attend Nurse Resdiency workshops, which support and encourage both clinical and professional growth.
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