Vermont is a relatively rural state with a population of just 626,431. Known for its mountains and lakes, Vermont is also home to reputable nursing education programs that meet accreditation standards and prepare students for licensure in Vermont. For healthcare professionals interested in working as a nurse practitioner in Vermont, various programs are available, both online and on campus. Vermont NPs can work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, private practices, community clinics, and government entities. For students interested in becoming a nurse practitioner, Vermont licenses the following specialties:
- Nurse Practitioner
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
- Certified Nurse Midwife
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nursing Licensure in Vermont
The Vermont Board of Nursing works to ensure that all nursing applicants are qualified and meet all state requirements. The Board is comprised of 11 members who are appointed by the governor. The mission of the Board is to protect the public as well as regulate the profession. The members also investigate complaints, take disciplinary action against any licensee, and set standards of professionalism. They oversee the licensing and regulation of LNAs, LPNs, RNs and APRNs.
To work as a nurse in Vermont, you must fulfill the following eligibility requirements and submit the necessary materials:
- Submit a completed application with designated fee.
- Official copy of your transcripts released to you in a sealed envelope by the school from which you graduated. This transcript must indicate successful completion of the following courses: Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Assessment and Pharmacotherapeutics.
- Submit a copy of your current national advanced nursing practice specialty certification.
- Submit the APRN Attestation of Completion of Transition to Practice form if you have fulfilled the required hours.
It’s important to note that each state licenses advanced practice nurses differently. Your area of specialty will determine what steps are required to maintain your eligibility.
Average Nursing Salaries in Vermont
All salary data is as of May 2011.
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a registered nurse in the state of Vermont is $65,210, just shy of the U.S. average of $69,110. The table below compares the average annual wages for RNs in three areas of Vermont:
|Area||Registered Nurses||Average Salary|
|Burlington-South Burlington, VT||2,780||$68,210|
|Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area||2,240||$64,480|
|Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area||1,350||$60,270|