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Nursing Programs in Vermont – VT

Whether one plans to become a Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurses (RN) or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), nursing programs in Vermont must fulfill certain program requirements in order to qualify a graduate for licensing in the state. Practical nursing programs in Vermont must provide 60 theory hours and 160 clinical hours in adult nursing, 20 theory hours and 20 clinical hours in maternal and infant nursing, 20 theory hours and 20 clinical hours in pediatric nursing, 20 theory hours and 20 clinical hours in psychiatric nursing, 80 theory and lab hours in anatomy and physiology, and 40 theory hours in a social or behavioral science.


Registered nursing programs in Vermont must provide 75 theory hours and 200 clinical hours in adult nursing, 30 theory hours and 40 clinical hours in maternal and infant nursing, 30 theory hours and 40 clinical hours in pediatric nursing, 30 theory hours and 40 clinical hours in psychiatric nursing, 80 theory and lab hours in anatomy and physiology, 40 theory and lab hours in microbiology, 40 theory hours in the humanities, and 40 theory hours in a social or behavioral science. While the clinical courses are hands-on, theory courses may be taken in-person or online. Options also exist for nurses who already have one diploma or degree to take accelerated programs to help them get to the next degree level faster than they would by taking traditional studies.

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