Mar 25, 2020

Nurse Residency Program

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Nashville, TN, USA

Job Description

Nurse Residency Program

We have exciting news! Our Program is accepting new applicants for the Summer 2020 cohort.

This targets the new graduate nurse or the RN with less than 6 months RN work experience upon application- the December 2019 or May 2020 new graduate nurse.

Application Timeline: January 6, 2020-February 12, 2020

For our Adult Acute areas our interviews are being scheduled ongoing each Monday. All other tracks will receive follow up regarding interviews at the end of February.


Tracks Available: Please visit our NRP site -

Our start date options are as follows:

7/20/2020: Summer 2020 Acute Care, Adult Ambulatory

7/27/2020: Summer 2020 Critical Care, Women’s Health, Psych, Pediatrics

*Available dates may vary depending on area hired / successful NCLEX completion

Qualified applicants will be emailed further instruction/ application packet within 72 business hours of online application. Candidates will identify their Track of interest within the e-mailed packet. As your completed packet is received and reviewed, packets are compiled and scored.

This is Step 1 of our Application Process. After completion of the initial application you will receive Part 2 within 72 business hours.

Track selection is identified in Part 2.

The Nurse Residency Program is a one year program designed for nursing graduates or nurses (RN) with less than six months (at the time of application) of nursing experience.

Upon graduation and obtaining a degree in Nursing from an NLN or CCNE state-approved program the Graduate Nurse will enter the VUMC Nurse Residency Program (NRP). The Nurse Resident will participate in the implementation of patient care under the supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse.

Nurse residents are required to be licensed prior to their start date. Residents that can provide official documentation of successful NCLEX results and pending application for TN RN licensure (or a state that is part of the enhanced nurse licensure compact) will be considered eligible to start.

Candidates will be required to have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing to be eligible to apply.

Full-time hours 36-40 hours per week is required during the first year of the Nurse Residency Program.

Please review our Track highlights:

Basic Requirements: Residents who are selected for hire may be offered a position for a specific unit. Home unit assignment will be a collaborative decision made by residency program leaders and unit leaders. Factors considered will be the needs of the organization and individual units as well as skills and interests of the residents.

This position requires Graduation from an accredited nursing program

Required:Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Additional Information: Background checks will be performed and must be approved prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information.

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  1. Job Code: 6656

  2. Job Stream Description: Professional

Participates in patient care under the supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse until licensed. After passing the NCLEX licensing examination and has an active RN license in the state of TN, applies the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. Effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to the health care team. Collaborates in establishing patient goals and evaluates progress to ensure effective outcomes. Furthers professional growth by engaging in learning activities according to the Board of Nursing standards.


  • Collaborates in establishing the plan of care, coordinates and implements care delivery while anticipating patient care needs across the continuum.

  • Analyzes comprehensive information pertinent to the patient's care and management to determine nursing diagnosis.

  • Continually utilizes the nursing process to evaluate patient's progress towards goals and applies appropriate interventions to ensure effective outcomes.

  • Employs strategies to promote health and a safe and healthy environment.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


NURSING PATIENT ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with nursing patient assessment and evaluations.

CARE PLANNING (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Establishes realistic personal work goals and objectives. Demonstrates ability to anticipate basic resource needs, identify distinct tasks, set priorities, schedule activities, meet deadlines, and organize work for own assignments and responsibilities. Prepares and presents clear and accurate status reports on projects and assignments.

NURSING PATIENT EDUCATION (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with patient education.

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Recognizes nursing practice is research-based and questions or demonstrates curiosity about the scientific basis of practice.


  • Organizational Impact: Delivers job responsibilities that impact own job area/team with some guidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Uses existing procedures, research and analysis to solve standard job related problems that may require some judgement.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Requires subject matter knowledge within a professional area to meet job requirements.

  • Team Interaction: Individually contributes to project/ work teams.



  • - Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.

  • - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.

  • - Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.


  • - Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.

  • - Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.

  • - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.


  • - Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.

  • - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.

  • - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.


  • - Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.

  • - Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.

  • - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.


  • - Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.

  • - Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.

  • - Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.