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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

The mission of Mildred Elley is to provide quality career education and technical training to allow students of diverse educational, cultural and personal backgrounds to become successful in an ever-changing global economy. Mildred Elley strives to afford students quality placement opportunities and instill in all of our graduates a desire for lifelong education and learning.

Programs:

  • Practical Nurse (LPN)-CERT
  • Clinical Medical Assistant-CERT
Locations: Pittsfield

As few as 20 months

 

Nursing@Simmons enables Registered Nurses to earn an MSN online from Simmons College and prepare to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in as few as 20 months. 

Programs:

  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

With the intentional structuring of the curricula in the caring science based upon the work of nurse theorist Dr. Jean Watson, our faculty are here to support you on your journey to academic and professional success, and inspire you to BE COMPASSIONATE as you provide nursing care to patients and their families. The Nevada State College School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs:

  • RN to BSN Online

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

Gather more details from individual schools about their specific LPN program offerings and requirements

Kaplan University Online
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Walden University Online

National Directory of LPN Training Programs