2009-10 Online Catalogue
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 Athletic Training; Exercise and Movement Science, Medical Laboratory Science; Nuclear Medicine Technology; Nursing; and Radiation Therapy. In Physical Therapy, an entry-level doctoral degree program is offered for post-baccalaureate applicants and for UVM undergraduate students in approved undergraduate majors. Nursing offers an entry level masters degree program for non-nurse college graduates. 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.
A non entry-level graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree is offered in Nursing (Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health, Clinical Systems Management, Primary Care Nursing, and an accelerated RN-BS-MS track). The Nursing graduate program is designed to enhance the background of licensed health care professionals and/or prepare them for advanced practice research and translational research.
In Medical Laboratory Science, a post-baccalaureate certificate program that prepares students to sit for the National Certification Exam is offered through Continuing Education.
More information about the College, its mission and philosophy, faculty, and programs can be found under the appropriate academic program headings on the UVM website (http://www.uvm.edu/~cnhs) and in the Graduate Catalogue.