Adult Perioperative Services included in the Adult Critical Care Track

The Adult Perioperative (as part of the Adult Critical Care Track) is geared toward new nurses who seek to specialize in adult perioperative care nursing. The program (as part of the Perioperative Internship) 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 a variety of adult OR settings. After orientation to VUMC, you will experience a focused orientation in your department and work with OR-based preceptors. Placement to a specific OR specialty will occur after your initial 12-week orientation. 

If you are an experienced RN looking to start your career in the perioperative area visit our perioperative website!

For more information visit Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital Nursing


Applications are open as of May 4, 2022:

Hiring into this track is dependent on openings in the clinics. If there are no openings candidates' other track selections will be considered.

Just added! 
February 2023 (start date: Feb 27, 2023)
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 one week prior to start date

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.

Nurse Residency Program Questions?  Contact us.
general questions:
eligibility or application questions:

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