College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS)
Contact InformationUniversity of Vermont
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
105 Rowell Building
106 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405-0068
Phone: (802) 656-3858
Fax: (802) 656-2191
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of health care disciplines. The entry-level degree programs prepare the student for initial entry into clinical or laboratory practice and the pursuit of further education. The curricula include rigorous academic preparation and extensive field experience at selected facilities. The graduate programs prepare students for advanced practice in the health care disciplines and to assume leadership roles in practice, education, and research. The faculty of the CNHS is committed to excellence in teaching, the conduct of research that extends knowledge and contributes to the science of each discipline, and public service to improve the health care of citizens of state, national and global communities.
The following entry-level degree programs are offered: Bachelor of Science degree programs in Medical Laboratory Science; Nuclear Medicine Technology; Nursing; and Radiation Therapy. A degree in physical therapy is offered as an entry level graduate program for post-baccalaureate applicants, and/or UVM students in progress of completing a bachelor's degree in a specified major. Graduates of the entry-level professional programs are eligible to sit for the appropriate licensure examination and enter practice or otherwise seek employment in the commercial/industrial sector. All of the professional programs needing accreditation and/or state approval for licensure eligibility have achieved and maintain such status. The Radiation Therapy program does not require accreditation and is not accredited at this time.
Non entry-level graduate programs leading to a Master of Science degree include: Movement Science and Rehabilitation; and Nursing (advanced community/public nursing, adult health nursing, primary care nursing, and an accelerated RN-BS-MS track). Both the Movement Science and Rehabilitation and Nursing graduate programs are designed to enhance the clinical and/or academic background of licensed health care professionals and/or prepare them for advanced practice and research.