LPN Transition to Practice Program

The LPN Transition to Practice Program is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who are beginning their careers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  After attending Clinical Orientation, newly hired LPN's are automatically enrolled in the LPN Transition to Practice Program.

Eligibility requirements include:
•  Graduates of an accredited LPN program 
•  GPNs and LPNs with less than one-year work experience as an LPN
•  GPNs and LPNs that are new to the ambulatory/clinic setting

button LPN Transition to Practice Brochure

Program Details and Class Information

The LPN Transition to Practice Program consists of a one-day Jump-Start class and 3 quarterly Discussions with Peers Sessions focused on developing clinical and communication skills, patient safety, and other competencies essential to successful LPN practice.  

Development is supported through classroom and clinical experiences and ongoing coaching and support from VUMC content experts.


Offered one Friday a month
8am - 4:30pm

In-person session designed to provide an overview of Ambulatory Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) new to VUMC.


Session 1: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

VUMC's approach to:  
Cultivate a workforce that is diverse and inclusive  
Reflects the populations we serve 
In Basket Training 

Session 2: Quality Safety Patient Engagement

Applying quality initiatives and patient-family-centered care in the clinic setting: 
Understanding quality initiatives  
Incorporating quality in ambulatory practice

Session 3: Professional Development

After the first year of the LPN Transition to Practice Program: 
Career development opportunities at VUMC and in the nursing community

Meet Our Team

Suzanne Duckworth, MSN, RN
Clinical Education & Professional Development-
Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Division

Sydney Bush-Foster, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist
LPN Transition to Practice
Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Division Program Lead


Meghan Luebbert, MSN, CPNP-PC
Nursing Education Specialist
LPN Transition to Practice
Children's Hospital Outpatient Clinics Program Lead


Questions? Contact Us.




Join Us!

VUMC is focused on growing our clinics to serve our community better.  To view current LPN opportunities, visit Work at Vanderbilt Health
(use keyword search "LPN").

Candidates hired as a VUMC LPN will be enrolled to participate in the LPN Transition to Practice Program after participating in Clinical Orientation.



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Vanderbilt University 
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