The associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) is a flexible degree program for those seeking a career as a registered nurse (RN). With just a two-year commitment, students can complete the ADN in a much shorter amount of time than a corresponding bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program.

Overview of the associate’s degree in nursing
ADN programs offer several advantages. For starters, because training lasts just two years, an ADN program is significantly more affordable than a four-year BSN program. In addition, since ADN programs frequently cater to working adults, many campuses offer flexible delivery models that include weekend, evening, and online classes. Program length, cost, and flexibility have made the ADN one of the most popular options for aspiring RNs. Vermont has two schools with a state-approved ADN program: Castleton State College and Vermont Technical College. The latter offers the ADN at its Randolph Center, Williston, Bennington, Brattleboro, and Lyndonville campuses.

Career outlook for Vermont’s RNs
Although training lasts just two years, ADN programs provide students with excellent career prospects. Since the program is practical, graduates can seek employment immediately. ADN-holders may also later earn a bachelor’s degree by enrolling in an RN-to-BSN completion program. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for registered nurses is expected to increase an above-average 19 percent over the next decade. Vermont is home to 6,700 RNs, which represents the largest group of healthcare professionals in the state. They earn a median annual salary of $60,180. The state’s top-performing RNs can earn $73,700 or more per year.

To find the most appropriate ADN program for your needs, please browse our comprehensive list below of Vermont’s associate’s degrees in nursing.


Vermont Technical College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Vermont Technical College
Associate Degree in Nursing