Vanderbilt hospital looking to hire temporary nurses during coronavirus crisis

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center plans to hire nurses for temporary positions to help with the growing needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement released Tuesday morning, a hospital spokesperson said Vanderbilt is looking for nurses, or referrals for nurses, who would be willing to serve temporarily in clinical roles amid the coronavirus outbreak. Nurses and other applicants would be aligned with their skill level and expertise and undergo appropriate orientation before beginning.

The range of services needed can be provided by individuals ranging from non-licensed students to licensed registered nurses, the hospital explained. This includes nursing students without an RN license, nursing students with an RN license and faculty with an RN license.

Anyone interested can connect with recruiters by texting the word NURSE to 26232.

While the length of service is not certain, the hospital said the temporary nurses should expect to support their assigned clinical areas for six to eight weeks, up to permanent employment.

COVID-19 in Tennessee

(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST )

Coronavirus-related deaths in Tennessee

County# of Deaths
Anderson1
Bedford2
Benton1
Blount3
Bradley1
Campbell1
Carroll1
Carter1
Cumberland1
Davidson25
Fayette1
Franklin1
Gibson1
Greene2
Grundy1
Hamblen2
Hamilton13
Hawkins2
Haywood1
Humphreys1
Knox5
Macon3
Madison1
Marion1
Marshall1
McMinn1
Monroe1
Montgomery2
Obion1
Putnam5
Rutherford11
Sevier1
Shelby44
Smith1
Sullivan1
Sumner37
Trousdale1
Williamson9
Wilson4
Out of state3
Total Deaths (as of 4/29/20)195

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