Nurse Residency Program (New Grads)

Burn Program

About the Burn Track

The Burn Residency Track is for new nursing graduates who seek to specialize in Burn Care.  The program is designed to nurture the new graduate RN in the transition from student to professional RN. It provides the new nurse with the specific tools and experiences needed to begin a successful career in Burn care. Once hired into the program as a full-time employee, your first few weeks are spent in a combination of classroom and clinical experiences.

Clinical Rotations

Areas in the Burn program may include:

  • Burn ICU
  • Burn Stepdown
  • Hydrotherapy 
  • Pediatrics
  • Trauma Unit
  • Burn OR 
  • Burn Clinic

Placement in a Home Area

After orientation to Vanderbilt and its systems, nurse residents are placed in available postions in the Burn clinical areas. The placements are determined by a collaborative decision made by residency program leaders and unit management. After placement, residents will exprience 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 requried to attend Nurse Resdiency 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 professional nursing experience at time
  of application.
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