• Improving health outcomes for older people

    Patient-focused exams earn Appletree Bay status as a Level 2: Age Friendly Health System.

  • Vaccines By Air, By Sea

    Claire Geldhof ’11 goes the distance to administer vaccines among residents of tiny, coastal Alaska towns that would otherwise go uninoculated. Full story >>

  • Entering the Front Lines

    UVM nursing students graduated early to help during the pandemic.


  • Day in the Life: UVM Nursing

    6:10 a.m. University of Vermont Medical Center. Kaitlyn Sutter '18 walks to her clinical rotation in the mother-baby unit on Baird 7. The highlight of the experience: attending a live birth.

  • Path to Success: Key Nguyen ‘21

    Music brought Thong “Key” Nguyen ’21 to the UVM Nursing program. When the melody he sang during a performance at a senior living community moved one resident to tears, her reaction changed Nguyen's life.

  • A Promise to Heal

    The Department of Nursing's annual White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that marks the commencement of undergraduate and direct-entry graduate students’ nursing careers.

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    True to Life

    Along with live standardized patients, simulation-based training uses mannequins and virtual reality for technical procedures ranging from injections and suturing to targeting radiation to delivering babies.

Humans for humankind.

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

About our Program

Students benefit from an interdisciplinary education that integrates clinical practice through simulation and real-world experience, guided by expert faculty clinicians in a premier academic medical center and facilities around the region. Our affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network - a six-hospital system that includes a Level 1 Trauma Center, children's hospital and cancer center - creates a unique network among medical, nursing and other health sciences professionals that offers unparalleled experience beyond the classroom.

Information Sessions

Attend a prospective transfer or graduate student information session to learn more about paths to Nursing at UVM.

State-By-State Licensure Disclosure

The University of Vermont has outlined general requirements for licensure in each state and territory.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Vermont are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). The Office of Professional Regulation in the Vermont Secretary of State's office governs Vermont licensure requirements.

Nursing Degree Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs


The Nurse Practitioner Practice Group

UVM's Department of Nursing operates Appletree Bay Primary Care, which provides comprehensive community health care services and an ideal clinical learning environment for future nurse practitioners and other students.