School of Nursing and Health Professions

Nursing (BSN)

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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 judgment, 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

Students currently enrolled in the ADN program may continue directly in the BSN program if they maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and obtain an unencumbered (non-conditioned) Registered Nurse license prior to beginning NUR courses in the program.

A BSN student must receive a grade of C (75) or better in all NUR courses for the course to count toward the degree. If they don’t, they are 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 (75) or better in that course. Receiving a grade of C- (73) 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 NUR courses are offered as half-term classes of 7.5 weeks each.

Curriculum Details


Job Projections

Nursing BSN
That Translates Into



Projected Employment Growth for Registered Nurses, 2019-2029 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate






Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)


  • Affiliates in OB/GYN Care
  • Alany Medical Center
  • Alder Brook Family Health
  • Arbors
  • Aris Solutions
  • Ave Marie Community
  • Care Home LLC
  • Bayada Home Health
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Bel-Aire Rehabilitation Center
  • Bennington Area VNA & Hospice
  • Berlin Health and Rehab
  • Birchwood Terrace Healthcare
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
  • Brattleboro Retreat
  • Brookdale at Fillmore Pond
  • Brookside Nursing
  • Buckley Healthcare Center
  • Burlington Health & Rehab
  • CampusKids-Minisink
  • Cathedral Square
  • Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities
  • Cedarhill Care Community
  • Celdara Medical
  • Centers for Living and Rehabilitation
  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Centurion
  • Champlain OB/GYN
  • CHCRR Pediatrics
  • Cheshire County at Maplewood
  • Chittenden Regional
  • Correctional Facility
  • Coos County Nursing Home
  • Copely Hospital of Fletcher Allen
  • Correct Care Solution
  • County Correctional Facility
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital
  • David Toll, MD
  • Deerfield Valley Health
  • Eagle Eye Farm Rehab
  • Emeritus at Fillmore Pond
  • Equnox Terrace
  • Essex Pediatrics
  • Evergreen Family Health
  • FAHC- VT Children's Hospital
  • Family Center of Washington County
  • Family Practice of Newport
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Franklin County
  • Home Health Agency
  • Franklin County Rehab
  • Genesis
  • Genesis Health Care
  • Genesis Keene Center
  • Genesis Mountain View Center
  • Gifford Medical Center
  • Gifford Specialty Clinics
  • Gill Odd Fellow's Home
  • Grace Cottage Hospital
  • Grafton County Nursing Home
  • Granite City
  • Medical Associates
  • Greensboro Nursing Home
  • Griswold Home Care
  • HCRS
  • Helen Porter Health Care and Reabilitation Center
  • Hillcrest Commons
  • Home Health
  • Howard Center
  • Irasburg Village School
  • Kindred Healthcare
  • Kofile
  • Little Rivers Health Care
  • Mansfield Place
  • Maple Lane Community Care Home
  • Maplewood Nursing Home
  • Mascoma Corporation
  • Mayo Nursing Home
  • Mayo Rehab & Continuing Care
  • Michaud Manor
  • Michoud Manor Roman Catholic Diocese
  • Moretown School
  • Mountain View Center
  • Mt. Ascutney Hospital
  • Newport Health Care Center
  • Newport Healthcare and Rehab
  • North Country Hospital
  • North Country Primary Care
  • Northeast Kingdom Human Services
  • Northeast Regional Correctional Facility
  • Northshire Medical Center
  • Northwestern Medical Center
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Our Lady of Providence
  • Pillsbury Manor
  • Senior Communities
  • Pine Heights Nursing Home
  • Pine Knoll Rehabilitation and Health Center
  • Pioneer Valley EMS
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
  • Porter Hospital
  • Porter Medical Center
  • Renaissance Manor on Cabot
  • Rescue Inc
  • Revera
  • Richmond Family Medicine
  • Ritland Regional Medical Center
  • Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Ruland Health and Rehab
  • Saint Albans Health and Rehab
  • Second Springs
  • Shelburne Bay
  • Southeastern Vermont Medical Center
  • Southwestern Medical Center
  • Southwestern Vermont Health Care
  • Springfield Health and Rehab
  • Springfield Hospital
  • St. Albans Healthcare
  • St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab
  • St. Johnsbury Pediatrics
  • Stark Summit Ambulance
  • Starr Farm Nursing Center
  • Vermont Veterans Home
  • Sterling House
  • Stowe Family Practice
  • Sullivan County Health Care
  • Sunrise Senior Living
  • SW VT Medical Center
  • SweetBrook of Williamstown
  • The Homestead
  • The Lodge at Shelburne Bay
  • The Manor Nursing
  • Home and Rehab
  • The Pines
  • The Women's Center
  • TLC Nursing
  • Union House Nursing Home
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital
  • UVM Medical Center
  • VA Hospital
  • VA Medical Center
  • Valley Terrace
  • Valley Vista
  • Vermont Veterans Home
  • Vernon Elementary School
  • Vernon Green Nursing Home
  • Veterans Administration
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • VT Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen
  • VT Interventional Spine Institute
  • VT's Vet Home
  • Westview Meadows
  • Williamstown Commons Nursing and Rehab
  • Willows of Windsor
  • Windsor Corrections
  • Woodridge Nursing Home

Job Titles

  • ADN
  • Adult High Tech Nurse
  • Assistant Camp Nurse, RN
  • Care Coordinator
  • Caregiver
  • CCHT
  • Central Nursing Office Assistant
  • Job TCertified Surgical Tech IIitle 1
  • Charge Nurse
  • Children's Specialty Center PE
  • CIS
  • Clinical Admission Director
  • Community Skills Worker
  • Critical Care Tech
  • CVT
  • ED Tech
  • Emergency Department RN
  • EMT
  • ER Nurse
  • Graduate Nurse
  • Highteen Nurse
  • Imaging Staff Assistant
  • Lab Tech
  • Labor and Delivery Assistant
  • Licensed Nurse Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Living Provider
  • LNA
  • LPN
  • LPN-RN
  • Med Secretary
  • Medical Assistant II
  • Medical Preloader
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Mental Health Tech
  • Nurse Informatics Analyst
  • Nurse Manager
  • Office Nurse
  • Operating Room Technician
  • OR Intern
  • Paraeducator
  • Pedi High Tech LPN
  • Periop Support Tech
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phelbotomist
  • Private Care Provider
  • Registered Nurse
  • Research Assistant
  • Residential Care Nurse
  • Residential Counselor
  • School Nurse
  • Senior Crisis Counselor
  • Shared-Living Provider
  • SOS Tech
  • Staff Nurse
  • Telemetry Tech
  • Triage Nurse
  • Unit Coordinator
  • Unit Manager
  • Unit Secretary
  • Urology RN
  • Wellness Nurse
  • Xray Tech


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