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Burlington, Vermont, is home to approximately 2,440 registered nurses (RNs), 450 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 1,240 certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Registered nurses typically hold an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). They must also successfully pass the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam in order to practice. LPNs must complete a state-approved certificate program and pass the NCLEX-PN national licensure exam. CNAs must complete a brief training course and pass a certification test.

Both the educational program and the licensure / certification are mandated because each role requires a specific skill set. For example, registered nurses administer treatments and medications, evaluate diagnostic tests, educate patients about their conditions, and supervise junior healthcare personnel such as LPNs and CNAs. Practical nurses care for sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled patients in a range of inpatient settings. CNAs provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of senior nursing and medical staff.

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Many Burlington-area nurses received their degree or certificate from a local college or university. The University of Vermont’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers BSN, master of science in nursing (MSN), and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree programs. Vermont Technical College’s Williston campus offers an associate of science in nursing (ASN) degree and a practical nursing certificate.

Graduates of these and other accredited nursing schools are prepared to seek employment at top area hospitals and medical centers. Burlington’s top healthcare employers include the University of Vermont Medical Center, Porter Medical Center, and the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. Local salaries are competitive. RNs in the Burlington-South Burlington metropolitan area average $66,450 in annual pay. LPNs earn $48,620 and CNAs earn $28,680 per year on average.

Below is a comprehensive list of accredited nursing programs in Burlington, Vermont. These schools offer certificates and degrees in several rewarding nursing fields.

Featured Schools

Burlington nursing schools by NCLEX score

University of Vermont
85 South Prospect Street | Burlington, Vermont 05405
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Vermont Technical College - Extended Campus
101 Lawrence Place | Williston, Vermont 05495
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Vermont Technical College - Williston
101 Lawrence Place | Williston, Vermont 05495
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of Vermont Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Direct Entry MSN
Doctor of Nursing Practice
MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Vermont Technical College - Extended Campus Associate's Degree in Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Vermont Technical College - Williston Associate's Degree in Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing
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