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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.


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    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

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