College of Nursing and Health Sciences Continuing and Professional Education

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College of Nursing and Health Sciences Professional Development Opportunities

The changing world of health care needs people who are skilled, innovative, compassionate and dedicated. Health care professionals and students interested in degree completion or career advancement will find a variety of programs and certificates at the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Our college offers an online registered nurse bachelor’s degree completion program, Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) certificate, as well as programs in occupational therapy, speech language pathology, medical laboratory and radiation science, travel study and other professional development opportunities.

For high school students, we offer exercise and movement sciences, such as anatomy and physiology.

Professional Nursing

Online Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Degree Completion Program
Provides nurses who have not completed their bachelor’s degree, the opportunity to continue their studies online and obtain their BSN to advance in their career.

Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Certificate
A non-credit program that prepares students who may not have completed their bachelor’s degree for professional advancement into the nursing profession as a LNA. This program prepares student for the Vermont certification exam and is offered in collaboration with Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Certificate in Healthcare Management
The University of Vermont’s Certificate in Healthcare Management can provide you with the skills to become a successful nurse leader in navigating this rapidly changing healthcare environment. You may come to the program with or without experience as a manager or clinician; you’ll leave with an invaluable base of knowledge and skills to position you for leadership. Many of these courses are provided online.

Health (HLTH) Course Options
The (HLTH) prefix designate for credit courses encompasses fundamentals related to human health to expand your knowledge or explore new areas of interest. Course topics include but are not limited to areas of complementary therapies, global and public health, personal health and wellness, ethics, health policy and finance, healthcare technology, global health, and more. HLTH courses are open to both non-degree students and degree students across all majors.

Communication and Science Disorders

Online Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPAs) Credit Program
Prepares students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences for a professional career in speech language pathology. Under the direct supervision of a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), students can use the SLPA course sequence to improve employment opportunities in school settings or to advance within the field.

Speech Language Pathology Prerequisite Masters Sequence
Provides post-baccalaureate students with the courses needed to apply for entry into UVM’s Masters in Speech Language Pathology degree program and to advance the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).

Summer Autism Institute
Every summer, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders hosts an Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders. The week-long conference features presentations on aspects of assessment, treatment and research of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Attendees may register for the conference alone, or may also enroll in the credit course that accompanies the institute and gain UVM credit for both their participation at the conference and accompanying course work.

Medical Laboratory and Radiation Science

Medical Laboratory and Radiation Science
The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Certificate is a credit program that prepares post- baccalaureate students for the certification needed to practice professionally through successfully passing the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Completing requirements in Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, or Microbiology allows students to be eligible for the certification by successfully passing the Technologist categorical exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Pre-College

Rehabilitation and Movement Science
New in Summer 2014 – High school programs in Exercise and Movement Sciences… For more information check back soon…

General Health Course Opportunities

Travel Study Courses
Health focused travel study credit programs led by UVM faculty to Norway, Bangladesh, Oaxaca, Mexico, Belize and Uganda provide international educational opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional nurses.

Complementary Healthcare
Courses include many interventions not generally considered part of conventional medicine. As a body of knowledge, the series is comprehensive and covers traditional Chinese medicine, biofield therapies, herbalism, and more. The courses can be used to support a new career path, to broaden knowledge within an existing career, or to simply learn more about your health and how to preserve it.

Health (HLTH) Course Options
The (HLTH) prefix designate for credit courses encompasses fundamentals related to human health to expand your knowledge or explore new areas of interest. Course topics include but are not limited to areas of complementary therapies, global and public health, personal health and wellness, ethics, health policy and finance, healthcare technology, global health, and more. HLTH courses are open to both non-degree students and degree students across all majors.