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Nursing

The curriculum for all three of our nursing programs; Practical Nurse certificate, Associateís Degree in Nursing, and the brand new online Bachelorís in Nursing degree-completion program, is built upon the foundational concepts of Dorothea Orem and eight outcomes that are prominent in each nursing course. These include nursing process; scientific principles; communication theory; ethical and legal principles; an understanding of the nursing role as a member of an interdisciplinary team; an understanding of the role of the provider of care; teaching and learning principles; and responsibility for accountability and self-growth.

As students move into increasingly complex care issues, theories are explored in more detail, with the goal of appropriate application to each clinical environment.

New Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Vermont Tech is now offering an online Bachelor of Science Nursing degree-completion program. The program is designed to prepare nurses for increased technical proficiency and professional advancement.
 
Coursework focuses on:
         Innovative problem solving
         Maximizing patient-centered care
         Facilitating community health
         Working with interdisciplinary teams
         Developing collaborative relationships to promote individual and community health.

For more information please download program curriculum or contact admissions.


Associates Degree in Nursing
The ADN program articulates with the PN program and requires two further semesters of full-time study. 

Graduates of Vermont Techís ADN program have a 89% rate of professional placement within 4 months of graduation.

Upon completion of the required credits in the ADN program, graduates are awarded an Associate of Science in Nursing. ADN graduates are then eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). 

In 2011, the pass rates on the national council licensure examination were well above the national average:
         NCLEX-RN = 92%
         NCLEX-PN = 93%


Programs are offered at eleven sites across the state of Vermont: 
         Fanny Allen/Williston Campus (PN & ADN)
         Lyndon (PN & ADN)
         Newport (PN & ADN)
         Putnam/Bennington Campus (PN & ADN)
         Randolph Center Campus (PN & ADN)
         Springfield (PN)
         St. Albans (PN & ADN)
         Thompson/Brattleboro Campus (PN & ADN)
         White River Junction (PN & ADN)


Current Research:

A Pilot Study by Leah Matteson (April 3, 2012) - Requires PowerPoint 2007 or newer.