Just in case you didn't know and might be interested; St. Thomas Health Services has a Nurse Residency program. It's a 13 week program that I just completed. I interviewed for Vanderbilt's Program too, but wasn't hired. I haven't regretted it though. St. Thomas seems to be a great hospital so far and a good program. The class that just graduated was only their third class so their still making adjustments to the program.