Nurse Residency Program (New Grads)

Women's Health

About Women's Health

The Women’s Health track is for new nursing graduates who seek to specialize in women’s health nursing. The program is designed to nurture the new graduate RN in the transition from student to professional RN. It provides the new RN with the specific tools and experiences needed to begin a successful career in Women’s Health Nursing. Once hired into the program as a full-time employee, the resident's first few weeks are spent in a combination of classroom and clinical experiences

For more information about the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Women's Health department, please visit the website by clicking ****here****.

Areas in the Women's Health track include:
Labor and Delivery
• Postpartum/Antepartum

Placement to a Home Unit

After orientation to Vanderbilt and its systems, nurse residents are placed in available positions in the Women's Health clinical areas. The placements are determined by residency program leaders and unit management. After placement, residents 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 Residency workshops, which support and encourage both clinical and professional growth.

Nurse Residency Program Eligibility and Application Deadlines

  • Graduate Nurse
  • Professional RN with less than 6 months of professional nursing experience at the time of application.

***Click here*** for application deadlines and details for the next Nurse Residency Cohort.

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