Hello! My name is Amanda Perkins and I have been teaching at Vermont Tech since 2011. I currently teach in the practical nursing (PN) program but have also taught at the associate degree level. In addition to working for Vermont Tech, I also work per-diem at a local hospital and serve as peer-reviewer and editorial board member for the journal Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. When time permits I enjoy writing articles for the journal Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! I have experience working in an intensive care unit, inpatient psychiatry, birthing center, long-term care, and residential care. I have worked as a floor nurse, nurse manager, staff development nurse, and Assistant Director of Nursing. I enjoy all aspects of nursing and looking forward to teaching and learning with my students.
I love Vermont Tech and think that it is the best nursing college around! Not only do I work for Vermont Tech, but I also attended Vermont Tech. My first degree from Vermont Tech was an Associates of Science in Biotechnology. I worked for 5 years in a lab called Haematologic Technologies and decided it was time for a change. I enrolled in the LPN program at Vermont Tech and then the RN program. I enjoyed my time in both programs and learned a lot. After completing the RN program, I obtained first my BSN, then my MSN, and finally my DNP all through Chamberlain College of Nursing.
Nursing aside, I am married with 3 wonderful daughters! I enjoy reading; writing; photography; hiking; sports, especially football; and spending time with my family.