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.
- 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: Summer 2014
Classroom Days 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Clinical Shifts 7:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Upon successful completion of the program, a temporary license will be issued by the VT State Board of Nursing. A four-hour skill practice and state test licensure exam will take place approximately 10-12 days following course completion. Tuition does not include fees for state test licensure exam.
Summer housing registration and questions can be directed to Conference & Event Services at (802) 656-5665.
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 only to nursing majors who have completed their freshman or sophomore years. Students must apply.
Application: Opens Feb 2014
Tuition: Non-credit tuition fee per student. Financial assistance available based on need. 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.