CNA Programs in Vermont

It’s no surprise that plenty of people want to train and work as Certified Nursing Assistants, in Vermont and elsewhere. There’s a large (and growing) demand for this type of healthcare staff, training requirements are some of the lowest in the healthcare business, and there are plenty of opportunities for further study later on.

A nurse aide who has completed an accredited nurse aide training curriculum and testing is considered certified and called a certified nurse aide or CNA. In the state of Vermont, however, a nurse aide who has completed licensing requirements is considered a Licensed Nurse Aide or LNA. The aide becomes licensed once she passes a competency evaluation and is listed on the Vermont Nurse Aide Registry.

Free nurse aide training in Vermont is also possible. A nursing facility in Vermont that is federally certified with the Medicare and Medicaid programs cannot charge a LNA for education and training. These students can work with their facility administrator to achieve reimbursement for their schooling. LNAs can attend training at a hospital, a long-term care center, a community college, a high school, and even the American Red Cross. Many find that this is a head start when considering advanced nursing careers.

However, before you rush to sign up for the first LNA/CNA training program you can find in Vermont, there are a few things you should know about CNA training classes and certification.

Find CNA Programs Approved By the Vermont State Board of Nursing

The very first step in the process of becoming a CNA in Vermont is to ensure that the training program you’re considering is approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing – they’re responsible for accrediting training programs, and for setting the course curriculum.

If you train through a program that is not Vermont State Board of Nursing approved, chances are you will not be able to get certified, and you will lose your investment.

Where to Find Approved CNA Training In Vermont

There are Vermont state approved training programs for nurses aides and assistants throughout the state. Approved programs are offered by many nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, career centers, colleges and private facilities, so no matter where you are in the state, there should be one nearby.

What You Will Learn During a Vermont CNA Training Course

In Vermont, and in most other states, CNA training is mandatory, and the body that approves training programs also sets the syllabus. That syllabus is divided into practical and theoretical training, that happens over the course of several weeks or months (depending on the course you choose.)

Training includes all of the skills you will need to work as a CNA in Vermont, and covers things like basic nursing, medical terminology, patient rights, emergency procedure and infection control, among other crucial skills.

You may find that if you find a job (before or in the year following your training) as a CNA, particularly with a Medicare or Medicaid facility, you are eligible for full or partial reimbursement for your studies.

CNA Certification in Vermont

Before you can take a job as a certified nurses aide in Vermont, and after you have successfully completed a state approved training program, you will need to pass the LNA (Licensed Nurses Aide) competency exam. This exam is offered and administered by D&S Diversified Technologies in the state, and it tests both practical and theoretical skill and knowledge.

Once you have passed that exam, you can apply for inclusion on the list of licensed nurses aides that the Vermont State Board of Nursing keeps, and once you’re registered there, you can work as a CNA in the state.

Vermont CNA Salary and Career Outlook

Like most states, there’s a growing demand for Certified Nurse Assistants in Vermont. At present, the State of Vermont Department of Labor estimates that there will be an increase of 13% in demand between now and 2016, making this one of the faster growing career options in the state.

CNA, LNA, orderlies and other careers for which you will require CNA certification currently earn an average of around $25,000 in the state, and given that there’s a chance you could train for free, that’s a very respectable salary range.

Vermont Nurse Aide Registry and Vermont State Board of Nursing
Heritage Building, 81 River Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: (802) 828-2819, (802) 828-2453, or (802) 828-2396

Accredited CNA (LNA) Training Classes & Programs in Vermont

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Addison County Home Health – Middlebury

P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753

Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center

2 Blackberry Lane, Bennington, VT 05201

Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Nurse Aide Program – Barre

98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, Vermont 05641

Birchwood Terrace Healthcare – Burlington

43 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401

Burlington Health and Rehabilitation

300 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401

Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community Nurse Assistant Course – Windsor

49 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT 05089

Centers for Living and Rehabilitation Nurse Aide Training Program – Bennington

160 Hospital Drive, Bennington, Vermont 05201

Cold Hollow Career Center – Enosburg Falls

P.O. Box 530, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

Eden Park Nurse Aide Course – Rutland

99 Allen St., Rutland, VT 05701

Eden Park Nursing Assistant Course – Brattleboro

187 Oak Grove Ave., Brattleboro, VT 05301

Fletcher Allen Health Care Nurse Aide Program – Burlington

111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, Vermont 05401

Franklin County Rehabilitation CNA Training Program – St. Albans

110 Fairfax Road, St. Albans, Vermont 05478

Genesis Eldercare Mountain View CNA Training Course – Rutland

9 Haywood Ave., Rutland, VT 05701

Green Mountain Nursing Home Nurse Assistant Program – Colchester

1102 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT 05446

Green Mountain Technology and Career Center – Hyde Park

738 VT Route 15 West, Hyde Park, Vermont 05655

Greensboro Nursing Home

47 Maggies Pond Road, Greensboro, VT 05841

Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center – Middlebury

30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753

Lyndon Institute Technical Education – Lyndon Center

P.O. Box 127, Lyndon Center, Vermont 05850

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Windsor

289 County Road, Windsor, Vermont 05089

North Country Career Center CNA Program – Newport

209 Veterans Ave., Newport, Vermont 05855

Northlands Job Corps Center CNA Class – Vergennes

100A MacDonough Drive, Vergennes, Vermont 05491

Northwest Technical Center Nurse Aide Training – St. Albans

71 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT 05478

Otis Health Care Center – Townshend

P.O. Box 216, Townshend, Vermont 05353

Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Nurse Aide Course – Middlebury

51 Charles Ave., Middlebury, Vermont 05753

Pines Rehabilitation and Health Center Nursing Assistant Course – Lyndonville

601 Red Village Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851

Professional Nurses Service CNA Program – Burlington

110 Kimball Ave., Suite 250, S. Burlington, Vermont 05403

Randolph Technical Career Center

17 Forest St., Randolph, VT 05060

River Bend Career and Technical Center Nurse Aide Training Course – Bradford

P.O. Box 618 Upper Plain, Bradford, Vermont 05033

River Valley Technical Center CNA Program – Springfield

307 South St., Springfield, VT 05156

Spaulding HS and Barre Technical Center CNA Class – Barre

155 Ayers St., Barre, VT 05641

Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center

105 Chester Road, Springfield, Vermont 05156

Stafford Technical Center – Rutland

8 Stratton Road, Rutland, Vermont 05701

Starr Farm Nursing Home CNA Class – Burlington

98 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401

The Manor Nursing Assistant Program – Morrisville

577 Washington Hwy., Morrisville, VT 05661

Thompson House CNA Class – Brattleboro

80 Maple St., Brattleboro, VT 05302

Union House Nursing Home – Glover

3086 Glover St., Glover, Vermont 05839

Vermont Veterans Home Nurse Aide Course – Bennington

325 North Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201

Vernon Green Nursing Aide Program – Vernon

61 Greenway Drive, Vernon, Vermont 05354

Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties Colchester

1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446