Southern Vermont College
982 Mansion Drive
Bennington, Vermont 05201
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
Graduates of the associate's degree in Nursing program are eligible for endorsement by Southern Vermont College to sit for the NCLEX national licensure exam. For details, contact the Vermont State Board of Nursing at National Life Building, North FL2, Montpelier, VT 05620-3402; by telephone at 802-828-2396; or via the Internet at www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses.
Students must complete all ADN degree requirements including Nursing courses within four years of initial matriculation into the clinical Nursing courses. Nursing courses from other nursing programs will not be accepted for transfer credits either as Nursing courses, other degree requirements or electives.
BSN Program Details
Southern Vermont College offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) program for preparation of professional nurses. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing program allows the student to develop the knowledge base and clinical, critical-thinking and management skills required to be a supervisor and to manage patient care.
Students may continue course work for completion of the BSN degree immediately following completion of the Southern Vermont College associate's degree in Nursing program.
Students who have already completed the associate's degree in Nursing prior to initial matriculation at SVC and have a current RN license can complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in two years of full-time study. Students must complete 69 credits from the SVC associate's degree requirements (Fy100 Quest for Success is not required for the baccalaureate degree program), followed by an additional 51 baccalaureate credits and must take a minimum of 39 of the 51 credits at SVC.
Graduates of accredited nursing programs are awarded 36 transfer credits for Nu150, Nu200, Nu210 and Nu250. Graduates of diploma programs or nonaccredited nursing programs are required to take the National League for Nursing Mobility Profile II examinations. Upon successful completion of the examinations, the student is awarded 36 credits for Nu150, Nu200, Nu210 and Nu250.
Nursing courses at the 300 level or higher must be taken within four years of graduation in order to count toward the BSN degree. Nu360, Nu400 and Nu450 require 90 hours of clinical with a preceptor nurse. It is not recommended that a student take on responsibilities requiring a substantial time commitment while enrolled in these courses.