LPN Pathway Program

Earn your practical nursing certificate while working at CVMC.

Ready to further your education?

Through our partnership with Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Vermont Technical College (VTC), our LPN Pathway Program allows full-time CVMC employees to continue earning a salary while taking classes toward their LPN degree.

Upon successful completion, you may serve as an LPN at Woodridge, in the acute care settings of the hospital, or at one of our primary or specialty care practices.

Students in the next cohort will begin their pre-requisite courses at CCV in the fall of 2022.

Featuring:

  • Emily McCall, LPN, LPN Program Graduate
  • Matt Choate, BSN, RN, MBA, VP, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
  • Robert Patterson, MHA, PT, VP, Human Resources and Clinical Operations
  • Megan Foster, SHRM-SCP, Talent Acquisition Partner
  • Geoff Farnum, MSN, RN, Manager, Nursing Education
  • Elissa Piascik, LPN, LPN Program Graduate
  • Candy Hamacher, BSN, RN, CCRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Kayla Lozier, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Open to Full-Time CVMC Employees

How to Apply

IMPORTANT: Please note that this is a two-step application process. You must meet all of the application steps and requirements for both CCV and CVMC.

  1. Apply to CCV​ (see details under "How to Apply: CCV")
  2. Apply to CVMC (see details under "How to Apply: CVMC")

Once the application period closes, applications will be reviewed by CVMC, interviews will be conducted, then student selections will be announced.

The LPN Pathway Program is open to CVMC employees and external candidates who meet the eligibility requirements below:

CVMC Employees

  • In good standing with no corrective actions above a counseling level
  • Currently working at least 72 scheduled hours per pay period (part-time/per diem employees are not eligible)

External Candidates

  • Must be hired and committed to an open position at CVMC by February 28, 2022 (minimum 72 scheduled hours per pay period)
  • Must hold (or be eligible for) a high school diploma/GED by July 1, 2022
  • Must commit to an LPN position at CVMC upon successful completion of program in spring 2024.

Most participants will follow the program phases below, depending upon past educational experience.

(For additional details, see also: LPN Pathway Program Information)

Phase One: CCV Pre-Requisites

Fall 2022

  • Intro to Human Growth
  • Anatomy & Physiology I

Spring 2023

  • Intro to Nutrition
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Application to VTC

Phase Two: VTC Courses & Clinical

Fall 2023 (15 weeks)

  • Principles & Practices of Nursing I
  • Principles & Practices of Nursing I Lab/Clinical
  • The Nurse-Client Relationship

Winter (15 weeks)

  • Principles & Practices of Nursing II
  • Principles & Practices of Nursing II Lab/Clinical
  • Pharmacology

Spring 2024 (9 weeks)

  • Principles & Practices of Nursing III
  • Principles & Practices of Nursing III Lab/Clinical

Placement

Upon successful completion of the LPN Pathway program, candidates may expect placement at one of the following CVMC locations:

  • Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing
  • Acute Care
    • Medical-Surgical Unit
    • Intensive Care Unit
    • Perioperative Services
  • Medical Group Practices
  1. Sign and submit FERPA release form
  2. Apply to CCV at https://admissions.ccv.edu/apply/ 
    • Apply as "Allied Health Preparation Certificate"
  3. Study for Accuplacer Skills Assessments
  4. Schedule Accuplacer Skills Assessments
    • Call Susan Strachan at CCV Montpelier: 802-828-4060
    • Identify as "CVMC LPN Pathway Program"
  5. Send official transcripts of any non-VSC college course work to CCV:
  6. Apply for financial aid
  7. Make appointment with CCV Advisor Kelly Young
    • Call CCV Montpelier at 802-828-4060
    • Identify as "CVMC LPN Pathway Program"

Application Deadline – March 1, 2022

Click here to submit the CVMC application form no later than March 1, 2022.

Please have ready the following items to upload with your application:

  • Cover letter and résumé
  • CVMC employees: Two letters of reference from current department supervisors
  • External candidates: Two letters of reference from current employer/manager, teacher or other professional mentor
  • CCV status letter

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the next cohort start?
Students in the next cohort will begin their pre-requisite courses at CCV in the fall of 2022.

How many work hours are required during the program?

  • Year 1
    While taking pre-requisites at CCV, students will work their full-time scheduled hours. Students will coordinate with their managers to flex their regular schedule to allow them to attend class as needed.
  • Year 2
    While enrolled in the LPN program at VTC, students will work their regular job for 24 hours per week. Students will receive pay for an additional 12 hours per week to allow time for classwork, lab/clinical instruction, and studying.

How does tuition reimbursement work?

  • Year 1
    Students will not need to take out any loans. CVMC prepays for tuition, fees, and textbooks. If a student chooses not to continue with the program or leaves employment at CVMC, they will be responsible for these costs.
  • Year 2
    Students are responsible for paying all tuition and fees. For graduates who commit to working at CVMC for three years, CVMC will begin reimbursing tuition costs one year after graduation.

What if I’m not a CVMC employee? Can I still apply?
Being a full-time CVMC employee is a requirement for application and enrollment. To be eligible for the program you’ll need to join CVMC as a full-time employee in any department.
Contact one of our talent acquisition partners to discuss current full-time job opportunities.

What if I’m per diem or part-time? Am I eligible?
In order to be eligible, you need to be a full-time CVMC employee.
Contact one of our talent acquisition partners to discuss current full-time job opportunities.

I work at UVM Health Network affiliate. Am I eligible?
At this time, the LPN Program is specific to CVMC.
Contact one of our talent acquisition partners to discuss current full-time job opportunities.

I’ve taken pre-requisites in the past. Do I need to retake those courses?
Possibly, depending on the timeframe and your grades. We will review the courses and grades on your transcript to determine whether they meet the requirements for this program.

I’ve started nursing school in the past, but did not finish. Do I need to start over?
You will need to complete the LPN Program curriculum through VTC (coursework and lab/clinical instruction) in its entirety. For pre-requisite courses taken prior to enrollment, we will review the courses and grades on your transcript to determine whether they meet the requirements for this program.

Questions?

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