Our program is now accepting applications for the new graduate nurse or the RN with less than 6 months RN work experience upon application.
Our track opportunities are listed below.
This cohort targets the May 2019 new graduate nurse for the summer/fall start dates & the December 2018 grads to the May 2019 start date. 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.
Our start date options are as follows:
May 13, July 8, July 22, or Oct. 14, 2019
*Available dates may vary depending on area hired / successful NCLEX completion
This is Step 1 of our Application Process. After completion of the initial application you will receive Part 2 within 72 business hours.
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 (32 hours for Behavioral Health) is required during the first year of the Nurse Residency Program.
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