Hands On, Hearts Out: Appletree Bay Provides Student Opportunities and Patient-Centered Care

Nursing student and nurses look for supplies.

Appletree Bay Primary Care in Burlington marked five years as a nurse practitioner-led practice in August. The busy outpatient center offers a unique, real-world setting for students to gain experience.

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Nursing Welcomes Class of 2023, Celebrates Alumni

The Department of Nursing celebrated an incoming class of 139 undergraduate and 24 direct-entry graduate nursing students with its sixth annual white coat ceremony on Friday, Oct. 4. The event is held in conjunction with UVM Parent and Alumni weekend. 

Origin of the white coat 

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Erin Leighton, Doctor of Nursing Practice ‘20

Erin Leighton, Doctor of Nursing Practice ’20, begins her work day at Appletree Bay Primary Care by triaging email and phone messages from patients, hospitals and health care providers. She routes the messages to her fellow clinicians and health care partners, and answers questions from patients about their symptoms, medication needs or self-care instructions.

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