Nurse Residency Program

(615) 443-2506

Launch your nursing career with us. The Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital nurse residency program offers hands-on education, training and experience at our fully accredited healthcare facility.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for the program, you must have the following:

  • Degree from an accredited BSN or ADN nursing school
  • Tennessee or compact state RN license
  • Less than one year of experience

Program Benefits

  • No contract required
  • Dedicated mentorship
  • Hospital and nurse orientation
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Monthly 4-hour classroom sessions
  • Patient safety and quality understanding
  • Preceptor program on the clinical unit

Program Objectives

  • Create an individual development plan with preceptors and management
  • Develop effective decision-making skills in clinical judgment, reasoning and performance
  • Include regulatory and safety requirements into daily practice
  • Incorporate research-based, best practices to patient outcomes
  • Provide clinical leadership at the point of care
  • Strengthen commitment to nursing as a professional choice
  • Transition from entry-level novice or advanced beginner to a more competent nurse in the acute-care setting