Complete list of state approved pre-licensure registered nurse education programs
Earn your ADN degree or BSN degree in Vermont
How to Become a Registered Nurse in Vermont
In Vermont, as in other states, there is a critical shortage of RNs.Those available in the workforce are utilized filling different roles requiring licensed personnel, usually working excessively long hours. To solve this dilemma in Vermont more qualified and licensed registered nurses are needed. This requires an increased number of registered nurses graduating to fill openings in the job market.
Why Complete an RN Program?
By senior year most High School students in Vermont are making career choices. Here are five reasons why choosing to become an RN could be one of the best decisions made by a young student.
The three different types of registered nursing programs available in Vermont are as follows:
1. ADN Nursing Program. This is an associates degree program usually 18 months to 2 years in length which covers the basics of nursing and allows candidates to practice under the supervision of a licensed RN.
2. RN Program. Usually 2-3 years in duration from an accredited school of nursing, but no degree is earned. These nurses have the responsibility and perform most duties of the BSN but are somewhat limited when it comes to career advancement within the nursing profession.
3. BSN Program. A four year program from an accredited school of nursing with a baccalaureate degree (Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing). This program prepares the RN for administrative roles and includes advanced studies.
Many Colleges and Universities in Vermont have RN programs available. Requirements to enroll include a high school diploma or its equivalent, GED. Others can apply to online RN programs, but they must consider that often the more recognized schools have higher rates of qualified instructors which may provide an advantage. Candidates will be given advice in an RN program and help in career planning by contacting colleges and speaking with a student admissions adviser.
Requirements for RN licensure in the state of Vermont include the following:
1. Completion of all subjects required in RN curriculum, including nursing practicum and fulfilling all pre-requisites of the RN program.
2. Submission of an application to Vermont State Board of Nursing requesting permission to sit for the State Board examination (NCLEX-RN).
3. Successfully passing the Criminal and Personal Background checks performed by the State of Vermont. (mandatory to pass before State licensure can be issued)
4. Successfully passing the NCLEX-RN examination administered by the Vermont State Board of Nursing.
Results are mailed 30 days after State Board Examination is completed.
ADN Degree RN Programs in Vermont
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Accredited Vermont RN Schools
See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of Vermont. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure nursing programs that meet the registered nursing education requirements set forth by the Vermont State Board of Nursing. Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the Vermont Board of Nursing and approved by the state of Vermont, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals should check to see if the state-approved nursing school they are considering also enjoys national accreditation status if they are seeking a school with both accreditations.
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