Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital Nurse Residency Program

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.

To find out more information about our Nurse Residency Program, download our information sheet.

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
  • Weekly 4-hour classroom sessions
  • Preceptor program on the clinical unit

Program Objectives

  • Create an individualized 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 competent nurse in the acute-care setting

For application information, email