Licensed Nursing Assistant Program

Continuing Education at the University of Vermont is pleased to offer an opportunity for UVM nursing students to become licensed nursing assistants (LNAs) in an intensive, five-week summer training program offered by Fletcher-Allen Health Care.

What LNAs do:  LNAs provide direct patient care under the supervision of nurses.   LNAs measure vital signs and assist patients with ambulation, bathing, and activities of daily living.  LNAs are employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health, and out-patient offices.

What are the benefits of training as an LNA while studying to be a registered nurse?

  • Complete the LNA training course in 5 weeks and prepare for testing to obtain licensure
  • Obtain employment in the health care field
  • Gain familiarity and comfort with basic patient care skills prior to junior year clinical assignments

Curriculum: The Fletcher-Allen LNA Training Program is approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing and taught by a master’s prepared nurse educator who is the hospital’s LNA training program administrator as well as an LNA certification tester for the state. It includes didactic instruction, lectures from hospital specialists, skills practice, and six days of supervised clinical experience on inpatient units at Fletcher Allen Health care.

Topics include:

  • Basic patient care skills
  • Infection control
  • Fall prevention
  • Electronic medical records training
  • Vital sign monitoring
  • Mental health and psychosocial skills
  • Care of cognitively impaired clients
  • Communication skills
  • State law and patient rights
  • Nursing team skills

When:  May 28 – July 2, 2014
Classroom Days: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Clinical Shifts: Monday – Friday 7:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Following successful completion (passing the final written and practical exams) of the training program, you will be eligible for a temporary LNA license from the VT State Board of Nursing. You will be eligible to take the state licensure exam for a permanent LNA license once documentation of successful completion of your training has been submitted by FAHC and approved by the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program. Approval to take the licensure exam for a permanent LNA license can take from two to four weeks. Program tuition does not include fees for the state licensure exam. UVM does not guarantee that you will pass the LNA licensure exam and no refunds are provided if you do not pass exam.

Summer housing registration and questions can be directed to UVM ResLife.

If accepted to the LNA training program, you must allow and pass a criminal background check in order to participate in clinical training and complete the program. FAHC will provide information regarding this process.

Who:  The program has limited seats; admission is competitive and open to UVM nursing majors currently completing freshman year. Students must apply.

Cost: $1393 per student

Tuition: Non-credit tuition fee per student. Tuition does not include fees for state test licensure exam and does not include $5 FAHC name tag issued on first day of program. You will be asked to provide payment of $5 directly to instructor/FAHC for name tag.

Registration: Upon notification of acceptance, each student will be provided the registration link via email.