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Vermont's Nurse Education Training Resources

Critical Job

Credential Requirement

Training Providers

Nurse Assistant

See List of Training Below

Medical Assistant

15 credits (applies to PN or RN)

Community College of Vermont

Nursing Core Prep

14 credits (applies to PN or RN)

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1&2, 8 cr

  • Human Development, 3 cr

  • Nutrition, 3 cr

Community College of Vermont
Transferable to any Vermont RN program

Practical Nurse

35 credits + 630 hrs clinical experience

(may include 14 cr from Nursing Prep

and be applied to the ADN degree)

Vermont Technical College

Registered Nurse

ADN - 70 total credits (may include 36

credits from PN and be applied to the BSN degree)

Vermont Technical College

BSN - 120 credits (may include 70 ADN credits

Vermont Technical College

Castleton State University

University of Vermont

Norwich University

Norwich University

Accelerated BSN - 45 credits for candidates with a BS in another subject

Advance Practice Registered Nurse


Accelerated MSN

Castleton State University
Norwich University

University of Vermont

University of Vermont


University of Vermont


1. Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA)
2. Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

     a.  Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
     b.  Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)​

3. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
4. Registered Nurse (RN)
5. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

1. Licensed Nurse Assistant

An LNA is a credential provided by successful completion of the Vermont Board of Nursing exam for LNAs. LNAs provides basic nursing care which includes assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, mobility and toileting; they take vital signs, obtain labs, observe and report information, under the supervision of an LPN or RN.


Any program operating in Vermont must be approved by the Vermont Board of Nursing. The Board has provided a list of APPROVED NURSING ASSISTANT EDUCATION PROGRAMS in Vermont

2. Certified Medical Assistant

CMA is a national credential from the American Association of Medical Assistants. Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties, which may include: computer applications, medical records, coding, scheduling, as well as clinical responsibilities like taking medical histories, explaining procedures, assisting physician, performing lab tests, administering meds directed, drawing blood, removing sutures, and more


Approved Medication Assistant Education Programs in Vermont:


Additional Medical Assistant Apprenticeships: CCV

3. Licensed Practical Nurse

The Practical Nursing certificate at Vermont Technical College’s 4 campuses and 12 distance locations, is accredited by the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. With 36 credits, completers are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam. With VTC’s >99% pass rate for the NCLEX-PN, all credits apply to VTC’s 70 credit ADN program, to become eligible for the RN. 

4. Registered Nurse

Registered Nurses must pass the NCLEX RN exam, a National licensure credential for skilled nurses. Students may complete either a 2-year ADN degree or a 4 year BSN to be eligible for the RN exam. 


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