We've organized a comprehensive list of Vermont nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees.

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.

The bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) is a popular degree path for Vermont’s aspiring registered nurses (RNs). Several of the state’s colleges and universities offer an accredited BSN program. A bachelor’s degree provides its students with extensive medical training and practical skills. Graduates are prepared to work in managerial and administrative positions at hospitals, medical centers, and physicians’ offices.

Overview of bachelor’s degree programs

While attending nursing school can be costly, there are numerous ways students can manage the costs of a quality education. It is particularly important to remember that tuition, the largest cost component of nursing education, varies significantly according to one’s choice of school and program.

Factors determining the cost of nursing education

Because healthcare is such a critical service, Vermont offers a variety of training programs for aspiring nurses. Available options range from certified nursing assistant (CNA) certificate programs, which require just a few months of training, to graduate-level degree programs for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Fortunately, many of these programs are offered at lower cost through public schools.

Overview of public nursing schools