Earn Your Nursing Degree at a School in Vermont
Accredited Colleges Attract New Students to the Field
The nursing field has always been a solid choice, but now more than ever you have the opportunity to really seal the deal. When you choose nursing you choose a steady salary, easily navigated career ladders and a dizzying array of career specialties from which to choose.
In Vermont the nursing shortage may not be quite as severe as elsewhere, but as the population ages the state will feel the pinch. Already you have quite a few job options between the 16 hospitals and medical centers.(1) But Vermont also has quite a few long term care facilities that employ a larger percentage of nurses than they do in other areas of the country.(2)
Types of Degrees for Nursing Students in VT
Fewer schools doesn't mean fewer nursing degrees to choose from. You'll find that all the nursing degrees are represented and many of the nursing specialties.
- Practical nurse programs prep you for LPN jobs — very basic patient care. Follow this track and you could be in a new job in months.
- Associates degree programs are the most popular for new nurses. These 2-year degrees serve as the first two years of a baccalaureate degree and provide all the necessary patient care skills you could need to land an entry-level RN job.
- BSN, MSN and nurse PhD programs are offered at four-year colleges universities.
Average salary range for a staff RN in Brattleboro is between $56,000 and $68,000,(3) which is fairly comparable to many other areas of the country. A number of ways many nurses boost their salary include: travel nursing assignments, sign-on bonuses and performance bonuses, working overtime, holiday and extra shifts, or working per diem.
For information on state licensure requirements visit the Vermont State Board of Nursing.
Vermont Nursing Schools that Offer Some Online Degree Options
Department of Nursing
Search our big list of online nursing schools for many more distance education opportunities.
Campus-based Nursing Schools in Vermont
Castleton State College — Castleton
Norwich University — Northfield
Department of Nursing
Southern Vermont College — Bennington
University of Vermont — Burlington
School of Nursing
Vermont Technical College — Randolph Center
1 Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
2 Report on Nursing in Vermont
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