OR Internship


The Perioperative OR Nurse Internship is a 13-week course to teach registered nurses how to perform the circulating role in the operating room. Scrub skills will be introduced as well.  Interns can be new graduate nurses or experienced RNs new to the OR.  Typically, classes begin each year in late February/early March, in July, and in October if needed.  Positions are posted on the Vanderbilt Job Line several months prior to each class.

We may offer an Accelerated OR Internship in the Fall for experienced RNs only.  The program length is 10 weeks. 
Minimum: Two years of experience, preferably in ICU or in Med Surg. 
Cohort class size: Minimum of four interns, maximum of eight interns.

** VUMC Internal Surgical Technologist  - Current Employee.  If you are, or will be a new graduate nurse, who has obtained an Associate's Degree in Nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited and state-approved program, and you have at least one year of half-time employment in the VUMC OR, you may apply to the Perioperative Nurse Internship.  You will follow the same application process as a new graduate nurse, including meeting the application deadline. **

New Graduate Nurses: Please contact Tracey Fargo in nurse recruitment: tracey.fargo@vumc.org | phone 615.936.2832.  

Experienced RNs with no OR experience: Please contact Johna Fort in nurse recruitment: johna.s.fort@vumc.org | phone 615.875-4484.  

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