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 disciplines. The entry-level degree programs prepare the student for initial entry into clinical or health-related practice and the pursuit of further education. The curricula include rigorous academic preparation and most programs include 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 of citizens of state, national and global communities.
The following entry-level degree programs are offered: Bachelor of Science degree programs in Athletic Training; Communication Sciences and Disorders; 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. Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a master’s degree program. Nursing offers an entry level master’s degree program (MEPN) 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 other health-related fields. All of the professional programs needing accreditation and/or state approval for licensure eligibility have achieved and maintained such status.
A non entry-level graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree is offered in nursing (with several courses of study to choose from: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and an accelerated RN-BS-MS track). The nursing graduate program is designed to enhance the clinical and academic background of licensed registered nurses and prepare them for advanced practice and 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 college's website and the Graduate Catalogue.