Welcome to Vanderbilt!
All new licensed and non-licensed clinical staff who have direct patient care attend Clinical Orientation after attending Medical Center Orientation. During Clinical Orientation, participants review skills and participate in didactic and discussion sessions.
Monday is Medical Center Orientation. You will receive your start time via personal email after 4:00pm on Friday before your orientation.
Tuesday’s portion of Clinical Orientation is from 8am - 12pm and attended remotely via ZOOM. Details are sent to you via email.
Wednesday (Licensed) and Thursday (Non-Licensed) portions of Clinical Orientation. Parking is available in the N Lot 73A and shuttling over on the 3401 Shuttle (shuttle runs every 22 and 52 minutes after the hour). When arriving at 3401 West End, use the visitor entrance at the rear of the building. To enter the building, walk through the parking garage in the back of the building to access the lobby, and take the elevators to the first floor.
Clinical Orientation Schedule
Clinical Orientation is typically held twice a month.
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Participants will be given an individualized itinerary when they arrive, as specific schedules depend upon job roles.
The general schedule is as follows:
|Monday||Medical Center Orientation.
You will receive your start time via personal email after 4:00pm on Friday before your orientation.
|Tuesday||8:00am - 12:00pm
Clinical Orientation (details provided via email)
|Remote ZOOM presentations
|Wednesday||8:00am - 2:00pm
|3401 West End
|Thursday||8:00am - 2:30pm
|3401 West End
|Friday||Schedule determined by manager/educator
or eStar Training
- Shuttle Service:
West End Staff Shuttle
(Shuttle over from N Lot 73 A on the West End Staff Shuttle; shuttle runs between 6am - 9am)
Crystal Terrace Shuttle
(Shuttle over from N Lot 73 A on the Crystal Terrace Shuttle; shuttle comes every 18 and 48 minutes past the hour. You will need to walk across Orleans Dr. to 3401)
- Lunch/Snack options are limited at 3401 West End Ave. You may purchase lunch at the 3401 building cafe, or bring your lunch/snacks.
- Clinical Orientation will not be canceled, even during inclement weather.
- Clinical Orientation is hosted by Nursing Education and Professional Development. Meet our team here!
Clinical Orientation, firstname.lastname@example.org