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CNA Training in Vermont

Browse local CNA courses offered at Vermont schools

Complete CNA certification training in 3 months to become a licensed nursing assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant jobs are currently in demand all over the country and especially in Vermont. A Vermont CNA works directly with patients under the supervision and direction of a registered nurse or doctor to provide both medical treatments as well as personal care for patients. Some duties of a CNA include taking blood pressure for a patient, checking their vital signs, bathing and dressing them and attending to the patients needs. A Vermont CNA can get certified to work in a long-term care facility, hospital, assisted living center or nursing home. Vermont offers some of the best schooling, training and opportunities for a CNA.

How Can I Find CNA Training Programs Near Me?

Browse our list of Vermont schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be discovered by contacting the facilities directly. Use our custom school search tool to identify CNA training programs near you with open enrollment.

How Much Can You Make as a CNA in Vermont?

People decide to become a CNA in Vermont for a variety of different reasons. One reason is to help care for people who are in need. Another reason is to try out a career in nursing before making the decision to become a registered nurse. The starting salary for a CNA in Vermont is competitive given the amount of education and training required. The general starting salary in Vermont for a certified nursing assistant is $32,000 a year. Salary, benefits and availability of jobs are three great reasons to become a certified nursing assistant in Vermont.

How to Become a CNA in Vermont

In every state including Vermont there is a certain number of training hours a CNA student must meet before being eligible for certification. It is a requirement in every state that students have a minimum of 75 hours of instruction and clinical hours, but each state can decide if they want to require more than 75 hours of training. Vermont allows the minimum federal requirement of 75 credit hours, but many individual training programs in Vermont include around 100 hours of training. The curriculum guidelines are set by the Vermont State Board of Nursing. Not only will the Vermont CNA courses teach you about caring for a patient they will also give you tips on how to communicate with patients as well as other nurses and doctors. They will teach you how to deal with emergencies and show you all of the skills needed to perform required tasks and how to keep your patients’ information private. All of the classroom and clinical training will prepare you for the CNA certification examination which you must pass to become licensed.

Can I Transfer My CNA License to Vermont?

If you are a certified nursing assistant from another state and have just moved to Vermont you can apply to the Nursing Aide Registry in Vermont for what is called “reciprocity”. As long as you can provide verification that you completed a state approved CNA certification program, are currently certified in another state, and have worked as a CNA recently. You would not need to take the Vermont exam or training if you are granted reciprocity. CNA licenses usually need to be renewed every two years.

How Much Does CNA Training Cost? How Long Does it Take?

Vermont requires men and women to renew their nurse aide certification every 2 years. They automatically send you the papers you need to renew so that you can easily fill them out and mail them back. In order to renew your certification every 2 years you are required to work at least 400 hours or more as a CNA in the state of Vermont in the previous 2 year period. If you wait too long to submit your renewal papers your certification will expire and you will have to re-take the certification exam.

CNA Classes in Vermont (VT)

Addison County Home Health – Middlebury

P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753

Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center

2 Blackberry Lane, Bennington, VT 05201

Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Nurse Aide Program – Barre

98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, Vermont 05641

Birchwood Terrace Healthcare – Burlington

43 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401

Burlington Health and Rehabilitation

300 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401

Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community Nurse Assistant Course – Windsor

49 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT 05089

Centers for Living and Rehabilitation Nurse Aide Training Program – Bennington

160 Hospital Drive, Bennington, Vermont 05201

Cold Hollow Career Center – Enosburg Falls

P.O. Box 530, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

Eden Park Nurse Aide Course – Rutland

99 Allen St., Rutland, VT 05701

Eden Park Nursing Assistant Course – Brattleboro

187 Oak Grove Ave., Brattleboro, VT 05301

Fletcher Allen Health Care Nurse Aide Program – Burlington

111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, Vermont 05401

Franklin County Rehabilitation CNA Training Program – St. Albans

110 Fairfax Road, St. Albans, Vermont 05478

Genesis Eldercare Mountain View CNA Training Course – Rutland

9 Haywood Ave., Rutland, VT 05701

Green Mountain Nursing Home Nurse Assistant Program – Colchester

1102 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT 05446

Green Mountain Technology and Career Center – Hyde Park

738 VT Route 15 West, Hyde Park, Vermont 05655

Greensboro Nursing Home

47 Maggies Pond Road, Greensboro, VT 05841

Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center – Middlebury

30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753

Lyndon Institute Technical Education – Lyndon Center

P.O. Box 127, Lyndon Center, Vermont 05850

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Windsor

289 County Road, Windsor, Vermont 05089

North Country Career Center CNA Program – Newport

209 Veterans Ave., Newport, Vermont 05855

Northlands Job Corps Center CNA Class – Vergennes

100A MacDonough Drive, Vergennes, Vermont 05491

Northwest Technical Center Nurse Aide Training – St. Albans

71 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT 05478

Otis Health Care Center – Townshend

P.O. Box 216, Townshend, Vermont 05353

Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Nurse Aide Course – Middlebury

51 Charles Ave., Middlebury, Vermont 05753

Pines Rehabilitation and Health Center Nursing Assistant Course – Lyndonville

601 Red Village Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851

Professional Nurses Service CNA Program – Burlington

110 Kimball Ave., Suite 250, S. Burlington, Vermont 05403

Randolph Technical Career Center

17 Forest St., Randolph, VT 05060

River Bend Career and Technical Center Nurse Aide Training Course – Bradford

P.O. Box 618 Upper Plain, Bradford, Vermont 05033

River Valley Technical Center CNA Program – Springfield

307 South St., Springfield, VT 05156

Spaulding HS and Barre Technical Center CNA Class – Barre

155 Ayers St., Barre, VT 05641

Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center

105 Chester Road, Springfield, Vermont 05156

Stafford Technical Center – Rutland

8 Stratton Road, Rutland, Vermont 05701

Starr Farm Nursing Home CNA Class – Burlington

98 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401

The Manor Nursing Assistant Program – Morrisville

577 Washington Hwy., Morrisville, VT 05661

Thompson House CNA Class – Brattleboro

80 Maple St., Brattleboro, VT 05302

Union House Nursing Home – Glover

3086 Glover St., Glover, Vermont 05839

Vermont Veterans Home Nurse Aide Course – Bennington

325 North Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201

Vernon Green Nursing Aide Program – Vernon

61 Greenway Drive, Vernon, Vermont 05354

Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties – Colchester

1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446

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Vermont CNA Certification Requirements

– complete state approved CNA training program
– pass both parts of competency evaluation (written & skills)
– pass competency test within 24 months of completion of training

Vermont CNA Resources

Vermont Board of Nursing
Vermont Nurse Aide Registry
Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
National Association of Health Care Assistants
National Network of Career Nursing Assistants