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Vanderbilt's Nurse Residency Program

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LeLeeFNP has 6 years experience and specializes in ICU, CVICU, Surgical, LTAC.

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You are reading page 19 of Vanderbilt's Nurse Residency Program. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

calijaz specializes in Cardiac Critical Care.

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I'm on the waitlist for adult critical care!!! I don't know if I can wait anymore. I really really really hope I get a spot.

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cadency specializes in Critical Care.

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Please remember that, if you itemize your taxes, that your move expenses are potentially tax deductible. Save everything! Things like the NCLEX are also work related tax deductible expenses.

I moved to Nashville from Arizona for the program. It's expensive and has taken some time to catch up to pay off the move, but honestly, there aren't a lot of other facilities that you can work in that will you give you the valuable knowledge you need to be a nurse and to be comfortable. Some of the units here are intense and work intensive, but you have a hand to help you every step of the way. Some facilities don't offer the kind of education that Vandy does. It'll feel like nursing school again; but I can't imagine how lost I'd feel without the extra knowledge along the way. If the concern is money, and it's the only thing stopping you from taking the job... I'd vote that it's worth it!

Congrats to everyone who got in and good luck to those on the wait list! Some of the people in our program got in through the wait list... so it's not without hope!

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CainRN has 5 years experience and specializes in CVICU, ER, Flight.

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I just got accepted to the Adult Critical care track! Very excited! See you all in Nashville in July!

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:uhoh3:Woohoo! I am in to the Adult Health track and just finished all the tasks to accept the job. I am moving from Texas and am lost as to how to begin the process of taking the NCLEX in TN. At my school, we have a check list, links, and deadlines for everything we need to do. Anyone in the program that also came from another state willing to educate me on where to even start? Other Nurse Residents (I can't believe I can say that!) that are going to do the same feel free to give me any pointers!

Looking forward to July! If I can pack up my crazy house and get there!:lol2:

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cadency specializes in Critical Care.

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I'm not sure how to go about the process with needing to take the NCLEX here. I had my license prior to moving in my compact state and we were required to file for an "endorsement" with the state of tennesee. If you're doing this, make sure to apply for a temporary permit! It will be good for 6 months and will ensure that you will be able to do things. Compact licenses only allow you to practice for 30 days before you need a new license.

The TN Board of Nursing website has the application for endorsement on it. It may be worth the phone call to determine the process with the NCLEX.

I would recommend, though, to take your NCLEX asap. If you do not have your license prior to your start date, you will function in a role similiar to a tech on your rotations. It can make it difficult to aid in the learning prior to match day.

I'm sure I'll see you guys that got placed in Critical Care as your rotate through my unit! Congrats again.

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cadency specializes in Critical Care.

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Definitely do the permit. I just barely had time to recently get my fingerprints done for the actual license... and it costs additional monies to do the background check on top of the money to apply for the license. Once I applied, it took roughly 3-4 weeks to get a response on the next background check step. I waited to do my endorsement application until we got out here (about two weeks before the program started) and then practiced on my compact license until the paperwork went through. I think some people were saying that they had difficulty applying for a license prior to moving here because of the paperwork required - but I am not totally sure on the process or reason for that. I remember being recommended to get my TN driver's license for proof of residency... but I know others didn't do that.

Hope that answered your questions and wasn't more confusing...

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I think I will have to keep it under $1000. I also have a small dog so it limits me a bit. I am out here in Colorado so I have only been searching online. Do you know anything about Gale Lofts.

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cadency specializes in Critical Care.

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I live in Antioch... it's about 25 minutes away from Vandy. Antioch's odd in the way that some areas are friendlier than others. Brentwood is posh and more expensive. The closer you get to Vandy, the more you'll pay. The Lexington apts are nice... and they're about 10-15 minutes away from Vandy...

I can't really name off apt complexes so much as I can cities. There's a list of apartments on the Vandy benefits website that offer discounts to Vanderbilt Employees. The Lexington is one of them.

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