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The Occupational Outlook Handbook defines licensed practical nurse (LPN) as one who provides care for those “who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled, under the direction of registered nurses and physicians.” Many registered nurses (RNs) begin their careers as LPNs. The profession is experiencing increasing demand today, primarily due to a shortage of people who practice vocational nursing. Other terms are used in various states, provinces, and countries, but this page, which deals exclusively with LPN programs in Vermont, will use that term.

In Vermont, enrollment in LPN programs is especially high in the northeastern part of the state, where competition is fierce and people find that specialized training places them in better stead. Vermont Technical College has the most extensive LPN training program in the state. It has campuses in four cities; Bennington, Brattleboro, Randolph, and Winooski. The program in Bennington, called the Putnam Memorial School of Practical Nursing, was established in 1946 but did not become part of VTC until 1994. Since then, it has received four Helene Fuld Trust grants.

The nursing program, both for RN and for LPN, is based on principles laid forth by one Dorothea Orem, and on eight outcomes that she labeled as being prominent in every course. The student can complete a registered nurse certificate program in three semesters, and an associate degree in nursing over the next two. The pass rate of 98% for VTC’s LPN program is the second highest in the nation.

Nursing courses have both a classroom component and a laboratory component. The classroom courses Principles and Practices of Nursing 1 – 4 each have a corresponding laboratory course, and the student must be concurrently enrolled in both. The student must also have taken biology and psychology classes. Students learn the role of the nurse in keeping patients healthy, the roles of each team member, mental health, parent/ child care, working in clinical settings, the importance of maintaining a complete and accurate medical history for each patient. Permission from the instructor is required to take the Nurse-Client Relationship course.

Southern Vermont College, also in Bennington, has its own LPN curriculum, in which study leads to an associate or bachelor’s degree. As of now, the college’s nursing and radiological science facilities are moving to VT Mill. A large part of the nursing curriculum consists of “simulation learning,” in which students gain hands on experience by working on dummies.


LPN Training Programs in Vermont

There are a lot of reasons Bryant & Stratton College is the place to get an education. From the personal attention you receive from instructors that stay after class to make sure you are on the right track.

Programs:

  • BS Nursing Generalist
  • AAS/ADN Nursing
  • AAS Medical Assisting
Locations: Albany
  • Do you aspire to fulfill an evolving healthcare role as a highly-qualified nursing professional? GCU is the place for you.
  • RNs, pursue your BSN or MSN conveniently online, backed by the legacy of GCU's traditional campus.
  • GCU's bachelor's and master's programs prepare students to fill roles in direct care, management, health education and administrative disciplines.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at GCU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Develop with hands-on practice, online and lab simulations and in depth peer discussions exploring best practices.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • And more...

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
  • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • PhD - Addictions
  • PhD - Gerontology
  • And more...

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions. Degrees are offered with a curriculum that is in pace with technology and workforce demand trends in business, criminal justice, health care, information technology and more. Our “one-class-at-a-time” approach allows busy students to focus on their education and balance the demands of work and family.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science

List of LPN Schools in Vermont (VT)

Vermont Technical College Nursing Department

P. O. Box 500, 1 Main Street
Randolph Center, VT 05061
Phone: (802) 728-1586

Vermont Technical College – Fanny Allen/Williston Campus

101 Lawrence Place, Williston, VT 05495
Phone: (802) 879-5967

Vermont Technical College – Putnam/Bennington Campus

100 Hospital Drive, Box 76, Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 442-8811

Vermont Technical College – Thompson/Brattleboro Campus

11 University Way, Suite 7, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 251-2088

Vermont Technical College – Extended Campus

101 Lawrence Place, Williston, VT 05495
Phone: (802) 728-1705

Practical Nursing Resources

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Accredited Online LPN Programs

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