Post-Surgical/Medical (1-North), VWCH 1st Floor Patient Tower

Hello and welcome to my unit!

I’m Fredia Fisher, BSN, RN, Clinical Director of the Post-Surgical/Medical unit, also known as 1-North.  We are located on the 1st floor of the Patient Tower at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

The environment on our unit is fast-paced, patient-centered, and quality-driven.

We care for adult patients who are being treated for general surgery, orthopedics, bariatrics, gastrointestinal, urology, plastics, peritoneal dialysis, vascular, wounds, oncology, and various medical diagnoses.  Our patients are unique because of the variety of diagnoses we treat and each one has different needs.

One of the perks of working on my unit is it is very upbeat, fast-paced, and has high quality, employee, and patient experience scores.  There is excellent teamwork among all members of the staff.

Our nurses are successful because they have compassion, dedication, and loyalty to their patients and to each other.

We orient new nurses to our unit by placing them with a preceptor and tailoring their orientation to their individual needs.

We encourage professional growth.

If your career goal is to expand your knowledge base, 1-North can help with this by offering a diverse patient population.

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

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