Nursing Schools in Vermont

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Vermont nursing schools are trying to deal the best they can with the current nursing shortage crisis in the state by graduating talented and well educated nurses. The struggle lies in the lack of nursing faculty at the nursing schools in Vermont. Teacher to student ratio guidelines in the state have made it difficult to expand the current nursing program class size. Those nurses that are graduating are being heavily recruited by neighboring states. The article, How to Become a Nurse in Vermont sheds light on the education and licensure process as well as the job outlook for new nursing school graduates in Vermont and.

Online Nursing Schools in Vermont

This site is dedicated to working on solutions to impact of the nursing shortage on Vermont nursing schools. One solution is to offer online nursing programs in Vermont. These nursing programs offer students flexibility, a cost per credit that is similar to other Vermont nursing schools and there are no waitlists for qualified applicants. The Online Nursing Schools we have put together on this site are CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited and have been active in graduating educated and well trained nurses into the Vermont work force. Take a minute to request information from the featured nursing schools on this site and learn more about how an advanced degree in nursing can help pursue your personal and professional goals.

Vermont Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information 

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt stated, in a February, 2007 address, "To deal with the nursing shortage we want to increase the capacity of our nursing schools. In rural areas we are having a very difficult time attracting the medical personnel we need." "Here in the middle of a nursing crisis we don't have the capacity to educate the people who want to be nurses," he said. "We have to train a heck of a lot more nurses; we need to make the profession a lot more economically attractive." 

The bottom line is that because of this shortage nurses are in high demand and can basically write their own ticket for jobs anywhere in the the Northeast including Vermont. It appears that the future will hold higher salaries for nurses and better benefits, based on the Senator's quotes. There really has not been a better time to start or advance your career in nursing.

According to salary.com the median annual salary for a registered nurse in Burlington, VT is $57,190. According to indeed.com, as of 5/2/07, the average annual salary for registered nurse job postings in Vermont was $52,000. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2004 the average annual salary for a registered nurse was $48,770. Each of these salaries will vary depending on location, experience, specialty and education. It's been documented many times that an advanced nursing degree will increase a nurse's salary significantly.

Associate's Degree Nursing Programs Approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing

Castleton State College

The Associate's Degree in Nursing program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and is NLNAC accredited.

  • Castleton State College - Nursing Department, Castleton, VT 05735, PH: 802-468-1236

Southern Vermont College

NLNAC accredited Program and approved by the state Board of Nursing

Program Offered: ADN

  • 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6002, PH: 802-442-5427

Vermont Technical College

The Associate's Degree in Nursing program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and is NLNAC accredited.

  • Vermont Technical College, PO Box 500, Randolph Center, VT 05061-0500, PH: 802-728-1243

Baccalaureate - BSN Degree Programs Approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing

Norwich University

NLNAC accredited Program & Approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing

Program Offered: BSN

  • Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663, PH: 802-485-2000

Southern Vermont College

NLNAC accredited Program & approved by the VT State Board of Nursing

Program Offered: BSN

  • 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6002, PH: 802-442-5427

University of Vermont

NLNAC accredited Program and approved by the VT State Board of Nursing

Program Offered: BSN

  • University of Vermont - School of Nursing, 216 Rowell Building, Burlington, VT 05401, PH: 802-656-3830

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