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Nursing (LPN)

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.

CERTIFICATE IN PRACTICAL NURSING, PN

In the first-year Practical Nursing (PN) program, students practice in a variety of health care settings under the supervision of nursing instructors. After receiving the PN certificate at the end of the first year, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

PN OUTCOMES AND CAREERS

Those students who earn the PN certificate at the end of the first year and pass the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), enjoy the rewards of a career that includes administering medicine and injections, taking vital signs, and monitoring patients, under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses.

PN PREREQUISITES


algebra I, lab chemistry, lab biology (within last 10 years); minimum Accuplacer scores of 70 for arithmetic and 40 for algebra; freshman English placement; two letters of recommendation

Additional Prerequisites for students applying to the PN program at our extended sites:
Bennington & Brattleboro:Human Anatomy & Physiology Part I, Human Anatomy & Physiology Part II, Nutrition
Lyndon, Newport, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Junction:Human Anatomy & Physiology Part I, Human Anatomy & Physiology Part II, Human Growth & Development, Nutrition

PN ACCREDITATION

The PN 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).