University of Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont 05401
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Nursing Science - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN-BS-MS Program offers Registered Nurses access to UVM's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program while staying close to home. Upon completion of this distance learning program, students may step out with a BS degree or apply for accelerated placement in the Master of Science in Nursing program. The UVM RN-BS Program has been in existence for over twenty years with a distance-learning option available since 2004.
BSN Program Details
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing prepares students for entry level positions in professional nursing practice. Graduates are able to provide nursing care to individuals of all ages and families from diverse cultural backgrounds in any setting offering health care services. Health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention and teaching are emphasized in all clinical settings. In addition, careful attention is paid to the skills needed in the treatment of the acutely ill, geriatric populations, and populations at risk.
The baccalaureate curriculum provides students with a balance between professional nursing courses and those in the liberal arts and sciences. Courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and humanities serve as a foundation for the nursing courses. Additionally, these courses provide nursing majors with an opportunity to interact with students in other major areas of study. Nursing courses begin during the sophomore year and continue with increasing emphasis through the junior and senior years. Clinical preparation begins in the second year of study.
During clinical experiences, students are instructed by faculty of the Department of Nursing who are carefully chosen for their experience as skilled nursing professionals and educators. Students participate in the provision of health care for individuals, families and groups at a wide variety of health care agencies.
MSN Program Details
This graduate program offered by the Department of Nursing prepares professional nurses to assume leadership roles within the discipline of nursing in a variety of settings, to expand knowledge of nursing, develop expertise in a specialized area of nursing and acquire the foundation for doctoral study and continued professional development.
Accelerated MSN Program Details
Designed for those individuals who are registered nurses, who are licensed in the U.S., and who have a non-nursing baccalaureate degree and/or higher non-nursing degree. The "Bridging to M.S." program name implies "a way across," for the registered nurse with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who desires graduate nursing education.
Through the bridge process, the student shows evidence of prior learning by submitting an expanded curriculum vitae, and statements with supporting documents which validate the fulfillment of the five outcomes of The University of Vermont baccalaureate nursing program. The student will be given an opportunity to clarify portions of the bridge process. If the documentation of the bridge process does not meet the expected outcome, the student will not be admitted to the program until the deficiencies are rectified. The student will be provided with suggestions as to how they may rectify their deficiencies.