Bethany Crowley, MSN, RN
My name is Bethany Crowley and I have been teaching in the faculty role for the LPN program in the Vermont Technical College southeast region since 2017. Prior to that, I had been a clinical associate since 2015. I grew up with a family of volunteer and career firefighters and would often join my father for his monthly training and weekly maintenance sessions at the local firehouse. Starting as a teen I volunteered for my local rescue squad first as a first-responder, and then as an EMT once I became eligible. Once I was a nurse, I continued to pursue emergency work in my free time as a nurse at a local ski area for a couple of seasons.
In addition to teaching I work per diem and on call for one of our clinical sites in the operating room. I have been a perioperative nurse since 2008 in central Vermont and eastern Connecticut. I also worked on a medical-surgical unit in Connecticut, and in Vermont prior to that. In perioperative setting, I function as both a scrub nurse and a circulator which has brought me into the world of orthopedics, general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, podiatry, a little bit of ENT, gynecology, and obstetrical delivery of infants, all of which happen in both the elective and emergent settings.
I am a first-generation college student, and a graduate of the Vermont Tech program from the Randolph site for my PN program and the Brattleboro site for my ADN program. I have a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Nursing degree from UMASS Amherst.
In addition to teaching, working and going to school I have two very active sons. I also enjoy running, skiing, kayaking with the boys and reading.