Have you become frustrated trying to find a job that offers a decent salary and job security during difficult economic times in Vermont? If you have, do not give up! There is a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) that you can and should consider for yourself.
Requirements to Become a CNA in Vermont
State law in Vermont requires all prospective CNAs to undergo no less than 75 hours of training before they can become licensed. Additionally, the program you choose must be approved by the state of Vermont.
In Vermont, CNAs are referred to as Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs), and for you to become licensed, you will need to pass the state's Nurse Aide Competency Examination.
After you receive a passing score on the competency exam, you become an LNA in Vermont. You will need to pay the current licensing fee and meet various other requirements as set by the state.
State-Approved CNA Programs in Vermont
Presently, there are dozens of facilities that offer approved LNA (CNA) programs in Vermont. Some of the most popular of such facilities in the state include:
Central Vermont Career Center155 Ayers St #2, Barre, VT 05641 (802) 476-6237
Southwest Vermont Career Development Center321 Park St, Bennington, VT 05201 (802) 447-0220
Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation187 Oak Grove Ave, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (603) 225-6697
University of Vermont Medical Center111 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 847-0000
Vermont Med Ed82 Pearl St, Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 349-8635
Cold Hollow Career Center184 Missisquoi St, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 (802) 933-4003
Center for Technology2 Educational Dr, Essex Junction, VT 05452 (802) 879-5558
Green Mountain Technology & Career Center738 VT-15, Hyde Park, VT 05655 (802) 888-4447
Lyndon Institute168 Institute Cir, Lyndon Center, VT 05850 (802) 535-3636
Patricia Hannaford Career Center51 Charles Ave, Middlebury, VT 05753 (802) 382-1012
Vermont Med Ed340 Porter Dr, Middlebury, VT 05753 (802) 349-8635
North Country Career Center209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT 05855 (802) 334-5469
Randolph Technical Career Center17 Forest St, Randolph, VT 05060 (802) 728-9595
Stafford Technical Center22 Stratton Rd, Rutland, VT 05701 (802) 770-1033
Vermont Med Ed185 Pine Haven Shores, Shelburne, VT 05482 (802) 349-8635
Vermont Med Ed200 Wake Robin Dr, Shelburne, VT 05482 (802) 349-8635
River Valley Technical Center307 South St, Springfield, VT 05156 (802) 885-8300
Northwest Technical Center71 S Main St, St Albans City, VT 05478 (802) 527-0614
Hartford Area Career & Technology Center1 Gifford Rd, White River Junction, VT 05001 (802) 295-8630
CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Vermont
CNAs are currently needed in Vermont, and the demand is expected to rise over the next eight years. Overall employment of CNAs in Vermont is expected to grow by 7.7% from 2018 to 2028. People who choose to work as CNAs in the state earn a median salary of $31,394 per year.
Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Vermont below to get a detailed picture.
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Vermont Nurse Aide Registry
If you have any questions on how to get, verify, renew and reinstate a CNA certification in Vermont or transfer it to another state, you can contact the Vermont State Board of Nursing at:
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-1503
Fax: (802) 828-2484
Registry Search: https://secure.professionals.vermont.gov/prweb/PRServletCustom?UserIdentifier=LicenseLookupGuestUser