Clinical Orientation

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's portion of Clinical Orientation is a check-in held in Light Hall (refer to Medical Center Orientation's directions).  You will receive your start time via personal email after 4:00 pm on Friday before your orientation. 

Tuesday’s portion of Clinical Orientation is from 8am - 1pm and attended remotely via ZOOM on a computer or other device. Details are provided Monday at check-in and 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:

Day Class/Time Location
Monday Morning start time varies
Medical Center Orientation and
Clinical Orientation check-in
LIght Hall
Tuesday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Clinical Orientation
Remote ZOOM presentations
Wednesday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Clinical Orientation
3401 West End
Suite 100

Thursday 8:00am - 2:30pm
Clinical Orientation
3401 West End
Suite 100

Friday Schedule determined by manager/educator
or eStar Training

Additional Information:

  • 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!


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