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LPN to RN Programs in Vermont

Although the state of Vermont is tiny, there are a decent amount of LPN to RN program options available.  It is common to see RN to BSN programs being offered online nationwide, but there also options available at select schools in Vermont that allow the LPN to obtain their RN online; this is a lucrative option for the working nurse and the nurse with other obligations.

 

Vermont RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

When candidates have completed an approved nursing program, they will be required to submit a verification of education. The candidate will also need to include a passport type photography with the application. There is an application fee of $90 that the candidate will be responsible for. There is an option of a temporary license if the candidate applies for the temporary permit within 30 days of graduation. Candidates working under a temporary permit are required to have an on-side registered nurse for supervision. When the requirements have been met, the candidate will be issued authorization to test and will be able to schedule the NCLEX exam. It costs $200 to register for this exam. Candidates who fail to pass the exam will submit a retake application and pay an additional $30 fee to the Vermont Board. If the candidate is unsuccessful in the second attempt, he/she will be required to take a NCLEX review course.

RN License by Endorsement

Nurses who have obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states and still have recent experience may obtain licensure by endorsement in the state of Vermont. There are strict regulations set by the state. The practice requirement is 50 days or 400 hours within the most recent two years and 120 days or 960 hours within the last five years. If these requirements cannot be met, the candidate will be required to complete a re-entry program. This program consists of 120 hours, at minimum, of nursing theory and clinical practice. The nurse must be supervised while working with patients. Candidates are required to submit verification of licensure from the most recent state and the state where the exam was first passed if the two are different. Walk-in applications are accepted during normal office hours.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who obtained licensure in a country outside of the United States will be required to complete a separate application. Candidates will need a Vermont-specific credential report from an approved evaluation service such as CGGNS international. This applies to everyone who holds a VisaScreen. Nursing applicants who completed their education in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency. Last, but not least, the candidate will need to obtain a social security number before submitting the application.

Total Schools: 3

Ranked Schools: 0


Continued List of RN Programs in Vermont

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Castleton State College N/A Castleton, VT ACEN, CCNE
N/A Southern Vermont College N/A Bennington, VT ACEN, CCNE, JRCERT
N/A Vermont Technical College N/A Randolph Center, VT ACEN, CCNE, JRCERT

LPN to BSN Programs in Vermont

An advanced college degree is crucial in the success of nurses working in a competitive market. Nursing schools across the state are making obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing easier. The programs that are offered build on previous knowledge and designed with working nurses in mind. Nurses are generally able to apply credits from their previous nursing programs to a bachelor’s degree. There are core degree requirements that all nursing students in Vermont are required to meet. Some of these requirements are English, psychology, and history. Additionally, students will be required to complete nursing courses such as nursing research and health assessment.

 

Vermont RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

When candidates have completed an approved nursing program, they will be required to submit a verification of education. The candidate will also need to include a passport type photography with the application. There is an application fee of $90 that the candidate will be responsible for. There is an option of a temporary license if the candidate applies for the temporary permit within 30 days of graduation. Candidates working under a temporary permit are required to have an on-side registered nurse for supervision. When the requirements have been met, the candidate will be issued authorization to test and will be able to schedule the NCLEX exam. It costs $200 to register for this exam. Candidates who fail to pass the exam will submit a retake application and pay an additional $30 fee to the Vermont Board. If the candidate is unsuccessful in the second attempt, he/she will be required to take a NCLEX review course.

RN License by Endorsement

Nurses who have obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states and still have recent experience may obtain licensure by endorsement in the state of Vermont. There are strict regulations set by the state. The practice requirement is 50 days or 400 hours within the most recent two years and 120 days or 960 hours within the last five years. If these requirements cannot be met, the candidate will be required to complete a re-entry program. This program consists of 120 hours, at minimum, of nursing theory and clinical practice. The nurse must be supervised while working with patients. Candidates are required to submit verification of licensure from the most recent state and the state where the exam was first passed if the two are different. Walk-in applications are accepted during normal office hours.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who obtained licensure in a country outside of the United States will be required to complete a separate application. Candidates will need a Vermont-specific credential report from an approved evaluation service such as CGGNS international. This applies to everyone who holds a VisaScreen. Nursing applicants who completed their education in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency. Last, but not least, the candidate will need to obtain a social security number before submitting the application.

Total Schools: 3

Ranked Schools: 0


Continued List of RN Programs in Vermont

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Norwich University N/A Northfield, VT CCNE
N/A Southern Vermont College N/A Bennington, VT CCNE, ACEN, JRCERT
N/A University of Vermont N/A Burlington, VT CCNE, ACEN, JRCERT, ACEND, ADA, APTA, APA, ASHA, LCME, NCATE

Vermont RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

When candidates have completed an approved nursing program, they will be required to submit a verification of education. The candidate will also need to include a passport type photography with the application. There is an application fee of $90 that the candidate will be responsible for. There is an option of a temporary license if the candidate applies for the temporary permit within 30 days of graduation. Candidates working under a temporary permit are required to have an on-side registered nurse for supervision. When the requirements have been met, the candidate will be issued authorization to test and will be able to schedule the NCLEX exam. It costs $200 to register for this exam. Candidates who fail to pass the exam will submit a retake application and pay an additional $30 fee to the Vermont Board. If the candidate is unsuccessful in the second attempt, he/she will be required to take a NCLEX review course.

RN License by Endorsement

Nurses who have obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states and still have recent experience may obtain licensure by endorsement in the state of Vermont. There are strict regulations set by the state. The practice requirement is 50 days or 400 hours within the most recent two years and 120 days or 960 hours within the last five years. If these requirements cannot be met, the candidate will be required to complete a re-entry program. This program consists of 120 hours, at minimum, of nursing theory and clinical practice. The nurse must be supervised while working with patients. Candidates are required to submit verification of licensure from the most recent state and the state where the exam was first passed if the two are different. Walk-in applications are accepted during normal office hours.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who obtained licensure in a country outside of the United States will be required to complete a separate application. Candidates will need a Vermont-specific credential report from an approved evaluation service such as CGGNS international. This applies to everyone who holds a VisaScreen. Nursing applicants who completed their education in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency. Last, but not least, the candidate will need to obtain a social security number before submitting the application.

Vermont LPN Jobs by City

Vermont RN Job Outlook

Less than half of the registered nurses in Vermont work in hospitals, and these numbers are continuing to decline. Other jobs that are not as common for registered nurses in Vermont include home services, nursing homes, and ambulatory care. All of these job options are available to nurses who have obtained a BSN degree. Now is a better time than ever to seek out higher education. There are more than 1,000 employees working in health care facilities across Vermont.

Vermont Registered Nursing Salaries

The Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area has the highest number of registered nurses employed by a small margin. However, it is the Burlington metropolitan area that has the highest hourly mean wage and annual median wage for registered nurses.
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual median wage

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

2,450 $33.18 $67,950

Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area

2,570 $30.12 $59,320

Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area

1,500 $28.61 $57,520
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data