Become a Nurse in Vermont – APRN, RN, LPN Licensure

Nursing requirements change rapidly. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Vermont State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure. Last updated: 3/30/2020

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Vermont
Nursing Licenses in Vermont Master’s Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Yes
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Yes
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Yes
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Yes
Registered Nurse (RN) No
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) No
Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) No

Vermont Nursing Salaries

Vermont Nursing Salaries
VT Nurse Career State-Wide Annual Mean Wage Burlington-South Burlington Annual Mean Wage Southern VT Non Metro Annual Mean Wage Northern VT Non Metro Annual Mean Wage
Licensed Practical Nurse $49,720 $51,930 $46,780 $52,280
Registered Nurse $69,160 $69,230 $69,400 $68,560
Nurse Practitioner $106,000 $105,910 $108,080 $102,830
Nurse Midwife $89,700 Not Available Not Available Not Available

Careers as a nurse salaries above were retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics – State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Vermont in March 2020.

There are many paths to becoming a nurse in Vermont. The one you take will mostly depend on the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The more education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Vermont, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Vermont nursing licenses on this page. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in healthcare, it’s sometimes difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Vermont, please email us at info@nursinglicensemap.com!

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Compact State Status

Vermont is not a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

Prescriptive Authority in Vermont

In Vermont, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) may apply for prescriptive authority of controlled substances in collaboration with physicians.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Vermont

Education: Graduate program with courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced assessment and pharmacotherapeutics

Examination: Varies according to prerequisite national certification

Certification Required: National certification in specialty area and must include active Vermont Registered Nurse license

Fees: N/A

Renewal: Advanced practice registered nurse licenses in Vermont expire biennially. APRNs must provide proof of 50 days of practice in the last two years of 120 days of practice in the last five years, current national certification, practice guidelines of current employer, and collaborating provider agreement, if applicable.

Learn more on how to become an advanced practice registered nurse.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Vermont

Education: Approved Registered Nursing education program

Examination: NCLEX-RN

Fees:

  • $60 Application Fee – Licensure by Examination
  • $150 Application Fee – Licensure by Endorsement
  • $200 Examination

Endorsement: RNs may apply for licensure by endorsement by providing current licensure and meeting practice requirements by the state.

Renewal: Registered Nurse licenses in Vermont expire biennially.

Learn more on how to become a registered nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Vermont

Education: Approved Licensed Practical Nursing educational program

Examination: NCLEX-PN

Fees:

  • $60 Application Fee – Licensure by Examination
  • $150 Application Fee – Licensure by Endorsement
  • $200 Examination

Endorsement: LPNs may apply for licensure by endorsement by providing current licensure and meeting practice requirements by the state.

Renewal: Licensed Practical Nurse licenses in Vermont expire biennially.

Learn more on how to become a licensed practical nurse.

Information on the above nursing careers in Vermont was retrieved from the Vermont State Board of Nursing as of March 2020.

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Earn an MS in Nursing online from Georgetown University.

  • Earn your MS in Nursing in as few as 19 months
  • Choose from one of four APRN specialty areas: AG-ACNP, FNP, NM/WHNP, or WHNP
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience in evidence-based practice

Earn a Master of Science in Nursing online from Simmons University.

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Preparation to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Part-time, full-time, and extended plans of study

Earn your MSN online from USC’s Top-Ranked School of Social Work.

  • Prepares RNs to pursue board certification as family nurse practitioners
  • Earn a CCNE-accredited MSN in as few as 21 months
  • Choose from part-time and full-time study options

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