Nursing (BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an online degree-completion program intended for current RNs who are ready to pursue the next level of their nursing education while working. It is designed to prepare nurses to possess greater knowledge of health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction, and global health. The program includes studies in healthcare information systems, palliative care, advanced assessment skills, nursing research, holistic healing, leadership and management, and community nursing.

Our BSN program is offered entirely online with additional local precepted experiences.

The Vermont Technical College Practical Nursing-system-wide (distance education), Associate Degree in Nursing-system-wide (distance education), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN, distance education) programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20032, 202-909-2526.

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will be able to:

  1. Collaborate with patients, the interdisciplinary team, and multiple care providers when planning care to establish patient-centered goals to optimize wellness outcomes and evaluate care plan effectiveness for the individual, organization, and community
  2. Engage applied sciences including scientific, behavioral, psychological, and cultural principles for the care of complex patients that incorporates global appreciation, understanding, and tolerance; design evidence-based practice to improve patient care and health
  3. Determine utilization of collaborative relationships with the healthcare team and the community to facilitate communication of team members to enhance care, promote quality care, and strategize utilization of technology, embracing diversity while evolving therapeutic communication techniques of presencing and dialogical exchange
  4. Integrate legal and ethical standards that address potential ethical dilemmas and promote self-integrity and consider benefits to the community’s, state’s, and nation’s health
  5. Coordinate and co-lead the interdisciplinary team; advocate for patients by compassionately caring for people and families using the art and science of nursing in theoretically and evidence-based practice
  6. Help people flourish and find optimal meaning in their lived experiences, demonstrate sound nursing judgement, utilize critical thinking, develop scholarship, and promote the healthiest possible community, state, and nation
  7. Design a holistic teaching plan or pamphlet with understanding of the person, health, environment, and nursing
  8. Strive for excellence through ongoing engagement in self-directed lifelong learning with participation as an active member of society in their community; working with or becoming leaders; and developing their professional identity and ability to work with teams to create innovative or evidence-based solutions to problems

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Vermont Tech is fully online. Students currently enrolled in the ADN program may continue directly in the BSN program if they maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and obtain a Registered Nurse license prior to beginning NUR courses in the BSN program.

BSN students must receive a grade of C or better in all NUR courses for the course to count toward the degree. If a student receives a grade of less than a C, the student is placed on academic probation but can continue to take classes. They may retake the course once within a one-year period and are removed from probation if they receive a C or better in that course. Receiving a grade of C- or less in the same course twice or once in two separate courses is grounds for dismissal from the program. The Associate Dean of Nursing reviews such cases for mitigating circumstances and makes final decisions regarding dismissal. Please see the Nursing Student Readmission Policy in the Nursing Student Handbook.

The BSN program includes 675 hours of theory and 225 hours of precepted time that can be completed in the student’s community or work setting.
Some courses are offered as half-term classes of 7.5 weeks each.

Careers in Nursing

Placement Rate
Vermont Tech

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2018 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2018)

Job Projections
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Projected Employment Growth for Registered Nurses, 2016-2026 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Median Pay
All Occupations

2017 Median Pay (Registered Nurses) vs. National Median for All occupations (2017), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
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