Becoming an LPN in Vermont
The state of Vermont services its medical community by supporting education, improved knowledge, and skills, while also paying attention to the impact it has on healthcare patients and the community. While there are about 5 schools offering licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs across the state, it should be sufficient to meet the predicted demand for nurses by the year 2024. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has made the prediction that LPN jobs should increase by about 4% per year in Vermont—individuals seeking to take advantage of the growing number of LPN jobs can either complete the state requirements for education, test, and apply for licensing by exam, or out-of-state nurses with proper verification can apply for a license by endorsement.
Vermont LPN Licensing Requirements
To become an LPN in Vermont, potential applicants are required to complete a certified program and take the state-required examination. Once this is complete, an application must be submitted to the state along with:
- The official transcript from state-approved nursing program or Verification of Education Form placed in a sealed envelope by the educational institution.
- Copy of a valid government-issued ID (driver’s license or passport).
- Proof of registration (ATT) for the NCLEX.
LPN Application Instructions:
While levels of physical strength are helpful to an LPN they may not be required by the employment source. Keep in mind that an LPN may be required to move patients and machinery that can be quite heavy. They may also be required to spend long periods of time on their feet.
LPN's licensed in other US states can apply for a Vermont LPN license by endorsement by submitting appropriate form and including:
- Verification of licensure from another state.
- Worked as an LPN 400 hours within the last 2 years or 960 hours within the last 5 years.
- Copy of valid government-issued ID.
- Copy of current out-of-state nursing license.
- Proof of having passed the NCLEX.
- Proof of English proficiency (if licensed abroad).
- Complete full course-by-course evaluation (if licensed abroad).
Vermont LPN licenses expire every 2 years and requires an LPN to have worked either 400 hours within the last 2 years or 960 hours within the last 5 years. The applicant must show proof of a valid social security number.
Learn more about Vermont LPN Jobs & Employment Outlook.
The table below lists career information retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for licensed practical nurses in Vermont. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.
|Area||Total Employment||Average Hourly Wage||Average Annual Salary|
|Burlington, South Burlington||450||$23.38||$48,620|
For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Vermont LPN to RN/BSN programs page.
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Additional VT Nursing Resources
- Vermont State Board of Nursing
81 River Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
Phone: (802) 828-2396
- Vermont State Nurses Association
4 Carmichael Street, Suite 111, #215,
Essex, Vermont 05452
Phone: (877) 810-5972 x704
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