Vermont Technical College Nursing Program hosting open house

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BRATTLEBORO — Vermont Technical College's Nursing Program, Southeast Region, will hold an Open House from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, on the second floor of the Brooks House on Main Street. Nursing faculty and staff will be available to answer questions about the program and offer tours of the facilities.

Many people walking on Main Street are often unaware of the instructors and student nurses just above them in the Brooks House, who represent only a part of the more than 400 faculty, staff and students who make up the Vermont Technical College's Nursing Program.

"More than 3,900 nursing-related jobs vacancies are expected in Vermont between now and spring of 2020," as VTDigger recently reported.

Brattleboro, along with Springfield, Vt., and Keene, N.H., represents the Southeast Region Campus, one of five regional campuses with nine different locations across the state of Vermont. Vermont Tech offers a one-year Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate, a two-year Associates Degree in Nursing plus an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

How do students from so many different areas of Vermont receive instruction? Becky Steele, Vermont Tech's site director for the Southeast Region explained: "Most of our students are non-traditional, meaning they are adult learners often with families, children or may be single parents. Adult learners can't live in residence halls as the Randolph Center students do, so we have to find a way to bring their education to them."

Whether it is a nursing student in southern Vermont, western Massachusetts or the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, nursing education is brought to students through lectures, clinical rotations and Telepresence (instructors teaching live over interactive television).

The Vermont Tech nursing program graduates have some of the highest pass rates for their boards in the nation and each year the program graduates approximately 130 future RNs and soon-to-be LPNs. There is also an online BSN program.

For more information about the Southeast Region Campus of Vermont Tech's Nursing Program, call 802-254-5516.

To learn more about VTC's Open Houses or to register visit vtc.edu/admissions-aid/tours-events or call 1-800-442-8821.


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