Vanderbilt Nurse Residency 2015


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by MrsMc MrsMc (New) New

Has 5 years experience.

how is it going for everyone? i'm waiting on one more letter of recommendation and then my application will be complete! according to other all nurses posts, we should hear back around the last week of september. do you guys think that's about right?

Hey KMDillon, I just sent in the first part of my application today. I have been busy with work and family has been in town so it took me a week to make sure everything was in order, etc. I hope they don't see that as a lack of interest on my part, because I am coutning all of my lucky stars everyday that I get selected to attend the residency. I have all of my references ready to write their recommendations. What does the reference entail? Is there a form they fill out or is it free-form?

Also, are there other threads regarding this residency on this website or elsewhere? There aren't as many people active in this thread as I initially thought there would be.

I wonder if this time of year is an off-time for residencies? I applied to one in North Carolina too, and that thread is dead as well.

Hi Everyone,

We just moved to Nashville, and I am also applying for the Vandy winter 2015 cohort. I also did accelerated nursing in Ga, and didn't have the chance to work or volunteer. I graduated in May 2104 and I passed NCLEX in Jun. I am working on my license endorsement for TN.

I am currently working on my letter of intent and I sent for my reference last Friday, but i'm afraid i might get them until next week, since my school is a summer break. Nice to meet you all!

KSUhopeful749, congrats on your graduation and NCLEX success. I am awaiting the second part of the application so you certainly shouldn't feel behind. Welcome to this thread!

... nevermind. I answered my own question. lol

Edited by NewYorkerGirl


Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 4 years experience.

I'm just waiting on references to come in then I can submit my app. I'm applying for the pediatric acute & specialty care track.

I'm from WI and have been licensed here for 2 months and can't seem find a job around here. I initially planned on applying for the Summer 2014 cohort but last fall's semester was extremely busy and it slipped my mind. By the time I remembered there was 5 days left to submit everything so I just let it go. I was so upset with myself for forgetting because I've wanted to apply for this program since high school.

GPA was 3.79, volunteer with Children's Miracle Network and the local children's hospital. I don't work in healthcare but I work with kids (and subsequently have plenty of experience dealing with their families ;)). Volunteered here and there with hearing and vision screenings at schools. Was a part of my school's SNA as well as had memberships with WSNA and NSNA. We'll see how it goes I guess.

I applied to Adult Acute Medicine/Acute Progressive/Acute Surgical. It was a hard choice, because I'd also love women's or peds.

Edited by NewYorkerGirl

Hello everyone

I am working on my second portion of the application process, and I'm applying to the critical care track. I really hope that the volunteer hours won't hurt me. I work one full time job, and PRN job. I basically work full time hours at my PRN job. This will be my second career but not my first in medicine.

Good luck to all

Well, my application is submitted! I am feeling hopeful and wish you all the very best of luck!