Adult Acute Medicine, 8 North VUH/5C at VCH

mgrHello and welcome to our unit!

I’m Jensine Russell, RN, DNP, manager of the 8 North Adult Acute Medicine unit, also known as “Great North.”  We are located on the 8th floor of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

The environment on our unit is exciting, dynamic, and team-oriented.

We care for adult patients ranging in age from 18 to 100+ who are being treated for respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, neurological, psychiatric, cardiac, and infectious diseases.  

Our patient population is unique because of the complicated range of conditions that requires a multifaceted approach to our patient care.

One of the perks of working on my unit is the opportunity to work with an amazing team and develop a strong, well-rounded knowledge base and skill set.  8 North is committed to helping nurses learn and succeed.

Our nurses are successful because they have strong clinical knowledge, effective communication and assessment skills, and a passion for improving the lives of others.

We orient new nurses to our unit by providing six weeks of unit-based orientation with dedicated and talented preceptors. 

We encourage professional growth.

If your career goal is to become a well-rounded, confident nurse, 8 North Adult Acute Inpatient Medicine can help with this by offering a challenging, exciting, and supportive environment that fosters professional growth, resilience, and nursing excellence.

If you have any questions about our unit, please email me at or visit Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore open nursing positions.

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