Entering the healthcare arena as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), often referred to as a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) in Vermont, is a great opportunity to assist registered nurses, practical nurses, and physicians with patient care. The role of the LNA is vast, and they often help with tasks such as feeding, moving, and answering questions for patients in varying levels of acuity. In Vermont, nursing assistants earn a mean wage of $29,720 annually, as per the latest available data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. No matter where you live in Vermont, there's an LNA program to suit your needs.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Vermont

There are many opportunities in the state for aspiring nursing assistants. Enrolling in an approved training program is the first step towards this rewarding career. Programs can typically be found at community or technical schools, and even some medical centers. For more information about eligibility and requirements for programs in Vermont, be sure to visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page. In order to choose the best nursing assistant program, prospective students are encouraged to consider the following as they research their options.

  • Program Length: Nursing assistant training programs can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to complete. Students can usually choose between full-time or part-time attendance options, and night courses may be an option as well. Knowing what your needs are will help you pick the right program to fit around your lifestyle.
  • Program Cost: Program costs can be a huge concern for prospective LNA students. Tuition fees will differ based on type of school, and it's important for students to get a full picture of what all the required expenses will be. In addition to tuition, students will need to factor in the costs of books and supplies, exam fees, background checks, and more. For example, the LNA program through the Center for Technology, Essex, located in Essex Junction, costs approximately $1,350. Additional costs for the program include a testing fee and a nursing board fee.
  • Board Approved Programs: It is imperative that a student makes sure his or her preferred training program is approved by the state of Vermont. Each state has its own guidelines for nursing assistant training, so finding a state-approved program is the only way to ensure that the requirements for certification will be met. For more information, check out the CNA/LNA certification requirements for Vermont.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Online learning has grown exponentially in the past few years. For students who need flexibility, taking the classroom portion of the program online is ideal. The clinical portion of the curriculum will still need to be taken in-person. For those who prefer face-to-face learning, traditional classroom-based programs are also still available.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Vermont

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Vermont, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Barre, VT

SchoolContact Information
Central Vermont Career Center
CNA Programs
155 Ayers St #2
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 476-6237

Bennington, VT

SchoolContact Information
Southwest Vermont Career Development Center
CNA Programs
321 Park St
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-0220

Brattleboro, VT

SchoolContact Information
American Red Cross- Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
CNA Programs
17 Oak Grove Avenue
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(603) 225-6697

Burlington, VT

SchoolContact Information
UVM Medical Center
CNA Programs
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 847-0000
Vermont Med Ed - Cathedral Square
CNA Programs
82 Pearl St.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 349-8635

Enosburg Falls, VT

SchoolContact Information
Cold Hollow Career Center
CNA Programs
Cold Hollow Rd
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
(802) 933-4003

Essex Junction, VT

SchoolContact Information
Center for Technology, Essex
CNA Programs
2 Educational Dr
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 879-5558

Hyde Park, VT

SchoolContact Information
Green Mountain Technology and Career Center
CNA Programs
738 VT-15
Hyde Park, VT 05655
(802) 888-4447

Lyndon Center, VT

SchoolContact Information
Lyndon Institute
CNA Programs
168 Institute Cir
Lyndon Center, VT 05850
(802) 535-3636

Middlebury, VT

SchoolContact Information
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center
CNA Programs
51 Charles Ave
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 382-1012
Vermont Med Ed- Helen Porter
CNA Programs
340 Porter Drive
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 349-8635

Newport, VT

SchoolContact Information
North Country Career Center
CNA Programs
209 Veterans Ave
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-5469

Randolph, VT

SchoolContact Information
Randolph Technical Career Center
CNA Programs
17 Forest St
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-9595

Rutland, VT

SchoolContact Information
Stafford Technical Center
CNA Programs
22 Stratton Rd
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 770-1033

Shelburne, VT

SchoolContact Information
Vermont Med Ed- The Residence at Shelburne Bay
CNA Programs
185 Pine Haven Shores
Shelburne, VT 05482
(802) 349-8635
Vermont Med Ed- Wake Robin
CNA Programs
200 Wake Robin Drive
Shelburne, VT 05482
(802) 349-8635

Springfield, VT

SchoolContact Information
River Valley Technical Center
CNA Programs
307 South St
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-8300

St Albans City, VT

SchoolContact Information
Northwest Technical Center
CNA Programs
71 S Main St
St Albans City, VT 05478
(802) 527-0614

White River Junction, VT

SchoolContact Information
Hartford Area Career and Technology Center
CNA Programs
1 Gifford Rd
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8630

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