Welcome to the CVICU Website

Welcome to the Vanderbilt University Hospital CVICU Website!

This site provides clinical resources for nurses and house staff working in the CVICU. Opportunities to get involved (both in and outside of work) and information about projects on which our staff-led councils are currently working can be found under the Community pages. Frequently accessed policies and standard operating procedures are also easily accessible from the Policies page. The most up-to-date information about advancement opportunities, professional development opportunities, and continuing education classes as well as preceptor resources are contained here for easy, 'one-stop shopping'. Are you trying to find a resource flier that was previously posted around the unit? Check out the blog for these and other clinical updates. 

CVICU Mission Statement 

The Vanderbilt Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) utilizes a multidisciplinary approach specializing in the care of adult general and congenital cardiology, cardiac surgery, thoracic, transplant, and vascular patients. Our mission is to provide the highest level of care by applying evidence-based practice, compassion, education in caring for our patients and their loved ones. The CVICU Values diversity in our workforce and upholds a culture of change in order to adapt to a dynamic and challenging healthcare system. The CVICU promotes a respectful, team-oriented, quality-focused work environment that is inviting and gratifying to all patients, family members, and staff. 


Clinical Resources

Access resources to aid you in the care of our complex CVICU patients including information on CRRT, ECMO, and LVADs.

Browse Resources


Learn about the happenings and how to become involved in the Unit Board and Education Council.

Get Involved