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Accredited Nursing Schools in Vermont

In Vermont and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Vermont accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Vermont campus locations, then request free information from any or all Vermont nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Vermont Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in Vermont are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most Vermont nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

Vermont Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Vermont Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Vermont

RNs: Prospective nurses must have completed their education at a state-approved nursing program in addition to passing the NCLEX-RN examination. A high school diploma, undergraduate degree or background check is not required. Approved nursing programs in the state for RNs are Norwich University, Castleton State College, University of Vermont, Southern Vermont College, and Vermont Technical College. Requirements for license renewal must involve either 960 practice hours within 5 years, 400 practice hours within 2 years, or reentry in an approved nursing program within 5 years. Continuing education is not required for RNs. Vermont currently employs approximately 5,680 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $63,230.

LPNs: Prospective nurses must have completed their education at a state-approved nursing program in addition to passing the NCLEX-PN examination. A high school diploma, undergraduate degree or background check is not required. The only approved nursing program in the state for LPNs is through Vermont Technical College. Requirements for license renewal must involve either 960 practice hours within 5 years or 400 practice hours within 2 years. Continuing education is not required for LPNs. Vermont currently employs approximately 1,520 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $41,430.

The Best Cities in Vermont for Nursing Jobs

  • Burlington. Voted by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as one of the "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade," Vermont’s largest city of Burlington has a population of approximately 38,647 according to the 2010 Census. As a college town, Burlington is the home of University of Vermont, Burlington College and Champlain College. In 2009 it was voted by Forbes as one of the "prettiest" cities in the country.
    • RNs: The city of Burlington currently employs approximately 2,150 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $68,210.
    • LPNS: The city of Burlington currently employs approximately 500 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $43,850.
    • Rutland. The city of Rutland is one of Vermont’s largest, with an approximate population of 16,630 according to the 2010 Census. Its downtown area is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The city also boasts the annual Rutland Halloween Parade which has been a popular city and national attraction for over fifty years.
      • RNs: Rutland is located in the Southern nonmetropolitan portion of Vermont, which currently employs approximately 2,310 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $59,880.
      • LPNS: Rutland is located in the Southern nonmetropolitan portion of Vermont, which currently employs approximately 660 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $39,370.
    • Barre. The city of Barre had a population of 8,789 according to the 2010 Census and continues to grow today. Home of the Barre Opera House, Barre Museum and Vermont Granite Museum, Barre boasts affordable, diverse housing opportunities, recreational and outdoor activities, and a rich colonial history.
      • RNs: Barre is located in the Northern nonmetropolitan portion of Vermont, which currently employs approximately 1,230 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $60,810
      • LPNS: Barre is located in the Northern nonmetropolitan portion of Vermont, which currently employs approximately 360 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $41,830.

Major Hospitals in Vermont

  • Fletcher Allen Health Care System. Ranked by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the top 100 integrated healthcare networks in the country, Fletcher Allen Health Care is associate with the University of Vermont School of Medicine and its College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Fletcher Allen offers internships and programs to nursing students, as well as continuing education opportunities for licensed nurses.
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center. Rutland Regional Medical Center has been in operation for one hundred and fifteen years. A member of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, the American Hospital Association and the Voluntary Hospitals of America-New England, Rutland’s Nursing Center received Magnet Recognition from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2010, the highest distinction for nursing excellence in the world.
  • VA Medical Center. Affiliated with Dartmouth Medical School and University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction offers didactic and clinical training for aspiring registered and practical nurses. The VA Medical Center is also affiliated with over ten nursing schools in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.
  • Central Vermont Medical Center. Located in Barre in the rural central northern part of the state, Central Vermont Medical Center includes the Woodbridge Rehabilitation and Nursing facility, which provides nursing care in rehabilitation, palliative care, pain management and advanced wound care. In 2010, the medical center was accredited with the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.
  • Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Brattleboro Memorial Hospital provides care to over 2,000 patients through excellent service in cancer care, breast care, sports medicine, surgery, an HIV/AIDS clinic and many more specialties. In addition, Brattleboro provides approximately $2.3 million in charitable and free hospital care.

Southern Vermont College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Bennington, Vermont
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1926
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.svc.edu

University of Vermont School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Burlington, Vermont
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1791
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.uvm.edu