Southern Vermont College Nursing Program Review


Southern Vermont College (SVC) was established in 1926, in Bennington, Vermont and is a private and independent college. The average class size at Southern Vermont College is 17 students and there are just over 500 students in the entire student body. Southern Vermont College also offers 18 majors, as well as several study abroad programs.

Southern Vermont College has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, which is available to individuals who already hold an associate’s degree and diploma in nursing and is therefore a Registered Nurse. Southern Vermont College also offers an Associate Degree in Nursing Program.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is intended for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse (RN). Individuals who graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program go on to apply to write the NCLEX-RN examination, in order to become a Registered Nurse. Individuals enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, usually apply after completing the Associate’s Degree in Nursing Program at Southern Vermont College.

Students can fast track through the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program if they already hold several of the prerequisite courses. Individuals who already hold a Registered Nurse licensure through completing an associate’s degree program, can complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Southern Vermont College in two years, rather than the usual four years for program completion.

In order to graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Southern Vermont College, students must pass both the clinical practicum and lecture components of all of the nursing courses.

Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN)

Graduates from the Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Southern Vermont College can apply to write the NCLEX-RN examination in order to become a Registered Nurse. In order to be admitted to the Associate Degree in Nursing Program, students must first apply and be admitted to Southern Vermont College. After acceptance into Southern Vermont College, students then go on to apply to the Division of Nursing. Applicants must go through a criminal background check prior to entering the program. Applicants must also hold SAT scores of 500 in verbal and 500 in math and must have completed high school biology and chemistry courses with a minimum “C” grade or above.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) can also apply to Southern Vermont College’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program and must score 50% or above on the National League of Nursing Examination. If students score 50%, they can apply for advanced placement in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program.

In order to graduate from the nursing programs at Southern Vermont College, students must complete the core requirements for both the Associate Degree in Nursing Program and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Graduates must have a minimum of 69 credits for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program and 51 credits for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

Contact:
Southern Vermont College
982 Mansion Drive,
Bennington, VT 05201,
United States
(802) 447-4000

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