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Nursing (ADN)

Nursing is a discipline and a profession, a science and art grounded in caring that provides holistic care with respect and dignity while promoting the health of society. At Vermont Tech, collaboration among faculty and students encourages a spirit of inquiry, personal growth, and service. Nursing students have the opportunity to progress through a four-year, hands-on curriculum based on a career ladder model.
With nursing courses at its two residential campuses in Williston and Randolph Center, regional campuses in Brattleboro and Bennington and at seven nursing campuses located across the state, the nursing program reaches every corner of Vermont. Vermont Tech is a recognized leader in distance learning and health care simulation, which allows nursing students, who practice in small rural communities across the state, to experience life-like medical situations. The instructional curriculum is offered at Vermont Interactive Technologies (VIT) sites throughout the state, while the clinical experience takes place at local agencies. Vermont Tech also provides the latest in simulation technology at its six simulation labs.



Those students who choose to continue in the second-year Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program participate in practicums in a variety of settings under the supervision of nursing instructors. Graduates of the ADN program who pass the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) use their skills and knowledge as generalist nurses in a variety of settings, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, home health care services, nursing care facilities, and employment services. A small number of RNs work for government agencies, social assistance agencies, and educational services.


Applicants must have an unrestricted Practical Nursing license and proof of passing the PN National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN). Additional requirements must be met; please see Vermont Tech’s application for admission for details.


The ADN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., and approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing. Vermont Tech is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC).