Vermont FNP Programs
Graduates of a Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) are eligible to apply for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license. Vermont requires that all licensed registered nurses graduate from an undergraduate program approved by The Vermont Board of Nursing.
The Vermont Board of Nursing has published an approved list of graduate programs.
We were not able to find any FNP programs that specifically have a campus in Vermont. However, there are online MSN programs that you might consider, as well as other Vermont-based universities that have graduate nursing programs that might be of interest to you.
Online MSN programs in Vermont
The following schools offer Master of Science in Nursing programs. There are many other programs available in Vermont, but the following emphasize online learning. Both schools are approved by The Vermont Board of Nursing.
The University of Vermont
This program offers one track: Clinical Nurse Leader. Students learn via an online and on-campus hybrid method. The program can be completed in 2.5 years full-time or in 3.5 years part-time.
This program offers three tracks: Healthcare Systems Leadership, Nursing Education, or Nursing Informatics. Programs are offered primarily online, with an on-campus 1 week intensive at the beginning of each track. Programs can be completed in 18 months.
Typical Curriculum for a Master's in Nursing
MSN programs in the state of Vermont are composed of theory courses and practical experience. Clinical hours vary per program. MSN curriculum includes courses on leadership, policy development, nursing research, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and ethics.
The Vermont Board of Nursing requires that MSN programs include courses on advanced pathophysiology, advanced assessment, and pharmacotherapeutics. Many universities have RN to MSN programs as well as BSN to MSN programs.
The Vermont Board of Nursing currently gives APRN licenses in the following categories: Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in psychiatric or mental health nursing. MSN programs in Vermont generally focus on the above specialties.
The Vermont Board of Nursing requires that all APRNs choose a population focus. APRNs can also take pharmacology courses to apply for prescribing privileges.