Two fall 2017 graduates of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing, Kate Bradley and Kristen Bertrand, have both been accepted into the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nurse Residency Program. They will work in highly specialized health care areas, the cardiac and surgical units, respectively.

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nurse Residency Program is sponsored by the hospital and requires a two year commitment. Nursing graduates accepted into the program are considered full-time employees and eased into the role of professional nursing through hands-on clinical training.

Nurse residency programs are popping up across the country, helping new nurses to transition into professional practice. The nurse residency program offered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a focus on delegation, time management, patient management, diversity, nursing quality and safety, research and evidence-based practice, and ethical decision making.

After completing the nurse residency program, Bradley plans to earn her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Bertrand plans to gain clinical experience during her two-year residency, helping her to better plan her career path after working for a few years.

To learn more about Bradley and Bertrand, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nurse Residency Program, visit here.

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