Vermont Technical College Nursing Program Review

Vermont Technical College (VTC, Vermont Tech) was established in 1866 and currently hasa little over 1,700 students.

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN) at Vermont Technical College provides students with an Associate of Science in Nursing certificate and allows them to continue on to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at the Vermont Technical College is offered at several campuses in Vermont including; Putnam/Bennington Campus, Thompson/Brattleboro Campus, Fanny Allen/Williston Campus, Randolph Center Campus, Lyndon, St. Albans, Newport, White River Junction, Middlebury, Springfield, and Morrisville. The other nursing program offered at Vermont Technical College is the Practical Nursing Certificate, which is also offered at several of the aforementioned campuses.

The Practical Nursing (PN) program is just over 10 months long, and begins in August and is completed in June of the following year.When students receive the Practical Nursing certificate, they can go on to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). If successful, a student can then become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The second year of the program is for students to obtain the Associate Degree. After completing the program, they can go on to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

If a student already holds a Practical Nurse Licensure or Registered Nurse Licensure, but it is expired – he or she can update their licensure at Vermont Technical College.

The Vermont Tech Practical Nurse certificate is 160 hours in duration, and is composed of an even split between in-class lectures and practical course-work. There is a lot of one-on-one training between students and faculty. The total cost of the program is $1,500.

The ADN program is 240 hours, with an even split between in-class lectures and clinical practicum. The program is broken down into three phases, with phase one consisting of in-class theory and coursework. The second phase of the program is clinical and is completed outside of the classroom setting. A students progress in the second phase of the program is determined by a clinical preceptor, who is someone who has a resume with the Vermont State Board of Nursing and who has been assigned by a hospital to evaluate the student. The cost of the program is $1,500 and includes materials for the course as well as all lecture fees. Students must purchase their own tools and pay for their own travel expenses associated with traveling between clinical practice locations.

Individuals who apply to the nursing programs at Vermont Technical College must submit to a criminal background check and drug screening, and must provide proof of CPR certification and immunization records prior to being admitted into the nursing programs. Individuals must first be admitted into Vermont Technical College before being considered by the nursing department.

Upon completion of the nursing programs at Vermont Technical College, individuals can go on to work as Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses, depending on the academic path that he or she chose. Individuals in nursing often work in a variety of healthcare organizations including; hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, schools and many more healthcare environments.

Vermont Technical College
124 Admin Drive, Randolph Center,
VT 05061, United States
(802) 728-1000