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Vermont RN Programs

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. The average RN salary in Vermont is $70,240 a year, or $34 an hour. Those RNs currently in the workforce are 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.

• offers stable employment and above average salary for the amount of training required

• provides opportunity for a long and rewarding career in a prestigious industry

• offers opportunities unavailable to nurses with lesser qualifications (LPNs or CNAs)

• qualifies the RN to work in various nursing specialty areas of focus

• allows the individual to demonstrate care and concern for others in a professional setting

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

Castleton State College

Stafford Academic Center
Castleton, VT 05735
(802) 468-1230
***BSN Degree Also Available***

Southern Vermont College

982 Mansion Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

Vermont Technical College

P.O. Box 500 1 Main Street
Randolph Center, VT 05061
(802) 728-1586

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.

BSN Degree RN Programs in Vermont

Norwich University

Nursing Department
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
(802) 485-2672

University of Vermont

106 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-3830

Resources for Nurses and Nursing Students in Vermont

Vermont Board of Nursing
Vermont State School Nurses Association
Vermont Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals
Vermont Emergency Nurses Association
Vermont Nursing Scholarships & Grants
Pursue a Career in Nursing Tuition-Free
Nursing Grants & Scholarship Opportunities
F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarships
Vermont Direct Care Initiative Scholarships
Vermont Federal Credit Union Scholarships
Vermont State Nursing Incentive Scholarship Program