I'm looking at relocating after graduation and I was looking for information about Vanderbilt and specifically their Trauma Unit. I want to go into Critical Care (or possibly ER/Trauma) and then eventually I'd like to look at pursuing CRNA. I used to work as a tech in a level I ED and one of our nurses went to Vandy and toured their ED and Trauma ICU and just raved about it. I was hoping to talk to someone who had some first hand info.
Mar 6, '05
I work at Vanderbilt Chidren's Hospital. I worked at Vanderbilt Medical Center before going to the chidren's hospital. I graduate from nursing school in May. I am assuming you are as well. I heard from some of my classmates, who also work at Vanderbilt that the trauma unit will be hiring new grads in a sort of residency program. I know the adult emergency department is going to be doing this. You can go to www.vanderbilt.edu
. Go to medical center. Go to the job line, and all the open positions are posted. You can call the nursing recruitment at 1-800-288-6622, and talk to them. I will say that Vanderbilt is the best in this area for trauma. It is the only level 1 trauma center in the area, as well. They have good benefits and a good tuition reimbursement for attending graduate school at Vanderbilt University if you are intersted in a master's. After 5 years of service, they will pay for your children's education, which is really nice. I hope this helps. If you have any more questions post, or email me at the private account on allnurses.