Adult Acute Care Surgical Track

The Adult Acute Care Surgical track is geared toward new nurses who seek to specialize in adult acute surgical nursing. The program is designed to nurture the new graduate nurse in the transition from student to professional nurse. It provides new nurses with the specific tools and experiences needed to begin a successful career in adult surgery. After orientation to VUMC, you will experience a focused orientation in your unit and work with unit-based preceptors.

For more information visit Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital Nursing

pic Now hiring for units indicated with an "X"

Just added!  January and February 2023 Application Dates
Internal candidates (current VUMC staff): Applications open starting July 6, 2022
External candidates: Applications open starting July 13, 2022

*candidates must have graduated and successfully passed
  the NCLEX by one week prior to start date
      October 2022
start date:
Oct 24, 2022
  January 2023
start date:
Jan 9, 2023
February 2023
start date:
Feb 27, 2023

Surgical Stepdown
    X   X   X

Surgical Specialties
    X   X   X

Orthopaedic/Orthopaedic Trauma
    X   X   X

Trauma Stepdown
    X   X   X

Transplant & Surgical Care
    X   X   X

    X   X   X

    X   X   X


Steps to Apply




video interview
& track preference


application by
the deadline

VUMC staff:
Click to apply

Non-VUMC staff:
Click to apply

In the "keyword" field,
search position by 
entering one of the following:

Nurse Resident
  - or -
Nurse Residency Program

Select "apply online" and follow instructions.

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Required to complete your application.

Topics will include:

  • welcome & directions

  • motivation for choosing VUMC

  • behavior-based questions

Questions on this process? Access information on how to record a video interview.


Next steps:

  • video interview review

  • referral to track for Hiring Department Conversation


Questions on what to expect? See this step-by-step guide to navigate the application!


Candidates that successfully complete the application process will be reviewed and
recommended for a department conversation. You will be contacted via phone and/or email
regarding next steps.