Tuition Assistance and Discounts*|*Human Resources*|*Vanderbilt University
There's tuition info. Benefits*|*Human Resources*|*Vanderbilt University
There's benefits info.
It's best to go straight to the source for information like this. As for starting pay, Vanderbilt bases pay for nurses on some formula that takes into account level of experience, scores on your annual evaluations, and something else I can't remember at the moment. They also have a clinical ladder where you can go through a process to become an RN3 or RN4 ( Vanderbilt Nursing, Vanderbilt Professional Nursing Practice Program (VPNPP)
), and those come with automatic raises to your base pay. In my experience, Vanderbilt's pay is in line with the bottom end of averages around Nashville, but their shift diffs are basically the same as everywhere else.
As for tuition benefits, I don't know the details because I don't use that benefit, but they have reined it in over the past year...but as someone who's committed to remaining a bedside nurse, I don't mind. I think they did it mainly as a retention measure, if that makes sense...why reward staff who are going to leave by giving them a free degree with no strings attached? So this past year they reined in the tuition benefit...and gave raises to nursing staff. That's just fine with me!