University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

UVM Nurse Practitioner Clinic Represents New Model of Care

Beyond being a new model in the state, Appletree Bay Primary Care is one of the only primary care practices in the nation staffed by nurse practitioners from a college or university.


Department of Nursing

Professional Nursing

When you choose nursing, you discover opportunities

A holistic and humanistic discipline that draws from behavioral, natural, and nursing science, nursing at the University of Vermont is presented as a science and an art.

Hands-on learning, outstanding faculty, an innovative curriculum and state-of-the-art research come together through our affiliation with The University of Vermont Medical Center, a regional referral center providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York that includes the region's only Level 1 trauma center, The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, The University of Vermont Cancer Center, and the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Vermont. Students benefit from an education that integrates simulated clinical practice with real-world experience. Meet College of Nursing & Health Sciences people >>

Clinical faculty who make an impact. UVM nursing faculty are dedicated to teaching. Many hold clinical positions in local health care agencies and bring this knowledge and current experience to the classroom. Learn more about our faculty >>

A comprehensive curriculum. An integrated plan of study combines physical, psychological, sociological and biological sciences, nutrition, and nursing theory with clinical practice. Core curriculum >>

Career success. Professional academic advisors and faculty mentors work directly with students from the time they arrive at the University, utilizing a unique four-year career plan to match experiential opportunities with student aspirations. Our graduates take jobs in positions that value their interdisciplinary clinical experience. They work in a variety of settings in all areas of acute and sub-acute nursing practice, including intensive care, maternal health, surgical inpatient and cardiothoracic surgery, home health and more. Learn more about clinical opportunities >>

Why study nursing at UVM?

The University of Vermont recognizes health care education as fundamental to its mission to transform lives by preventing illness and injury, promoting health and wellness, and assuring evidence-based clinical interventions in the management of disease and disability. High quality instruction and clinical practice are among the Nursing Department's highest priorities. Our clinical simulation laboratory facilitates students' development of essential clinical skills prior to entering the professional setting, and our NCLEX-RN pass rates are above the national average. This emphasis on excellence in programming is strengthened by our affiliation with the University of Vermont Medical Center - the primary clinical site for undergraduate nursing students - and the University of Vermont Health Network, a four-hospital system with more than 1,000 physicians, and 2,000 nurses and other clinicians in Vermont and Northern New York.

Nursing Degree Programs

Accreditation: The baccalaureate and master's degree nursing programs at the University of Vermont have been re-accredited for the period April 2012 - December 2020 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120; Phone: (202) 887-6791.

We welcome your inquiries and visits. Contact the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Office of Student Services at or (802) 656-3858.

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