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.

Vermont has several registered nursing (RN) to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) completion programs, often called “RN-to-BSN” programs for short. They offer a unique opportunity for RNs to pursue higher education without the usual time and resource demands of a four-year BSN program. They are therefore an excellent option for working RNs that wish to advance further in the healthcare field.

An introduction to RN-to-BSN programs

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

Vermont’s nursing schools vary significantly in the size of their student bodies. Large public institutions typically have greater student diversity and a wider range of nursing degree and certificate programs. Small private colleges offer a more intimate student experience and a focused curriculum. Both have their own merits.

Nursing school characteristics by size

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