LPN Pathway Program

Our LPN Pathway Program is a collaboration with Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College.

Ready to further your education?

The CVMC LPN Pathway Program allows full-time CVMC employees to continue earning a salary while taking classes toward their LPN degree.

Through our partnership with Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Vermont Technical College (VTC), you will take courses in anatomy & physiology, human growth, and nutrition, before moving on to the principles and practices of nursing through a series of classes and hands-on lab/clinical instruction.

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.

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

Classes Begin Fall 2022

  • We will begin accepting applications on January 3, 2022.
  • Pre-application work with CCV can begin now and should be completed before January 3.
  • Students in the next cohort will start taking their prerequisite courses at CCV in the fall of 2022.

Open to Full-Time CVMC Employees

How to Get Started

To get ready for your application, attend an information session (see below) and aim to complete the following steps before January 3, 2022.

  1. Sign the CVMC FERPA and return to Susan Strachan at susan.strachan@ccv.edu.
  2. Apply to CCV as: Allied Health Preparation Certificate.
  3. Study for and take Accuplacer Assessment. To schedule your assessment, contact Susan Strachan at susan.strachan@ccv.edu or (802) 828-4060 and identify as CVMC.
  4. Send your official transcripts to CCV at registrar@ccv.edu or mail to: CCV Transcript Clerk, P.O. Box 489, Montpelier, VT 05601.
  5. Apply for financial aid. You may be eligible for additional aid.
  6. Meet with CCV Advisor Kelly Young. To schedule your appointment, call (802) 828-4060.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Attend one of our upcoming virtual information sessions to learn more about the program, requirements, and application process.

Select an info session below and complete the short registration form to sign up. Once you have submitted the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with information about accessing your session on the day and time it is held. We look forward to sharing the details of this exciting opportunity!

November 30, 2021

December 15, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the next cohort start?
Students in the next cohort will start taking their prerequisite courses at CCV in the fall of 2022. We will begin accepting applications for this cohort on January 3, 2022.

I’m interested in applying in January. What next steps can I take now?
Select an info session above to learn more about the program, requirements, and application process.

How many work hours are required during the program?

  • Year 1
    While taking prerequisites 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 prerequisites 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 prerequisite 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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Matthew Choate, Chief Nursing Officer


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