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Humans for humankind.

Our responsibility to prepare health care professionals who will make a positive difference in their patients’ lives makes student satisfaction and success a focus and strength in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. CNHS offers professional preparation, personalized advising, close community and hands-on experience – early and often.

Whether our students are in the clinical simulation lab or clinical sites across the state, region and nation, they gain hands-on experience side-by-side with health professionals in their fields. In CNHS, we educate the next generation of health care professionals through a purposeful continuum of population and patient care: preventing illness and injury, managing disease and disability, and promoting health and wellness.

Our Mission

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences endeavors to prepare graduates who lead and collaborate with stakeholders across disciplines to foster exemplary interprofessional, compassionate, and family-centered services, and create and use knowledge that contributes to the health and wellness of individuals, communities and society.

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    CNHS creates an environment for research that translates evidence to practice. Our initiatives include include research incentives for faculty, opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral student research and forums for faculty and students to present their ideas.

Academic Offerings

CNHS offers undergraduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Exercise Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Radiation Sciences, Health Sciences, and Nursing; and graduate degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Interprofessional Health Sciences, and Physical Activity and Wellness Science. Explore programs >>

CNHS Dean Noma Anderson

Dean Noma Anderson

An expert in communication sciences and disorders and a leader in inclusive education and linguistic diversity, Dr. Anderson joins UVM with the current global health crisis and subsequent movement for racial and social justice at the forefront of her mind.

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Fast Facts:


  • 1025 undergraduates
  • 262 graduate students
  • 4 academic departments
  • 6 undergrad degree programs
  • 7 grad degree programs


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