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Student satisfaction is a focus and strength in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides an educational environment for students that leads to excellent measurable outcomes. Below are some benchmarks of our students' success.

Senior Survey

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences' senior exit survey is conducted in the spring. Of the graduating seniors from the Class of 2016 who responded to the survey, the majority noted:

  • Feeling strong connections among students in their class
  • Satisfaction with the quality of instruction in their major
  • Satisfaction with the quality of their clinical or internship experience
  • Feeling prepared to enter their profession

Retention Rates

First-Time First Year Cohorts Entering UVM From Fall 2011 to Fall 2014:

Year

CNHS Students Returning after the First Year

CNHS Students Returning after the Second Year

2014
2013
2012
2011

90%
91%
89%
89%

data not yet available
86%
84%
84%

The above chart shows the percentage of first-time, first-year undergraduate students from 2010-2014 who returned to CNHS after their first and second years in the college. Source: UVM Office of Institutional Research

Four-Year Graduation Rates

College or School of Degree

Fall 2010 Entry

Fall 2009 Entry

Fall 2008 Entry

Fall 2007 Entry

College of Entry (College of Nursing and Health Sciences)
Other UVM College/School
Total

76%
6%
82%

65%
10%
75%

71%
11%
82%

67%
13%
80%

The data above show the number of first-time, first-year undergraduate students who graduated from CNHS or another college within the University of Vermont within four years after matriculating into the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Source: UVM Office of Institutional Research

What Our Students Say

  • "I feel very well-prepared for the board exam and for my future career."
  • "The nursing students/faculty have become my second family and we all want to see each other succeed."
  • "I truly enjoyed my four years being a student in CNHS. I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything."

- From the CNHS Senior Exit Survey

Student Recognition

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognizes and celebrates student achievement. The following awards are given to deserving students annually:

  • Dean's Award
    Recognizes a CNHS student who has demonstrated exemplary professional growth and contributions during their tenure at UVM.
  • Dean's Inclusive Excellence Award
    Recognizes a student who has made major contributions to create an environment of social justice, inclusion and equity in the Department, College, University and community.
  • Commencement Banner Bearer
    In recognition of an undergraduate or graduate student who has been nominated by his/her peers and faculty to carry the College banner at the University Commencement Ceremony.
  • Dean's List
    Dean's List status is awarded to full-time undergraduate students with a cumulative grade-point average of not less than 3.0 who stood in the top 20 percent of each class of their college/school during the preceding semester.
  • Honors College
    The Honors College offers an intensely focused, academically challenging environment for some of the university's most outstanding undergraduate students.

Sources: 2015 Survey of Recent Graduates, UVM Office of Institutional Research, UVM Consumer Disclosure Information

Fall 2016 at a Glance

  • 960 undergraduate students

  • 219 graduate students

Employment Outcomes

  • 90% of College of Nursing and Health Sciences' alumni were employed within six months of graduation.

Source: UVM Survey of 2015 Graduates