Nursing Career Preparation

CCV offers several options for students beginning at CCV and intending to transfer into another institution’s nursing program. You may choose to enroll in the Allied Health Preparation certificate or the Health Science Associate of Science degree. Both the certificate and degree programs allow students to complete courses at CCV that are commonly required of nursing programs. To determine which starting point is best for you, speak with a CCV academic advisor.

CCV Pre-Nursing Guide (pdf)

For students who intend to complete Vermont Technical College’s Practical Nursing (PN) program, CCV offers the following courses that are required of the PN program: Introduction to Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Human Growth and Development. You may choose to complete these courses at CCV before applying to Vermont Technical College for admission into their Practical Nursing program.

If you choose to attend Vermont Technical College’s extended campuses in Newport, Springfield, St. Albans, Lyndon, or White River Junction, you must complete all four of the courses listed above prior to the first semester of the nursing program. If you choose Vermont Technical College’s Bennington or Brattleboro campus, the first three courses must be completed prior to the first semester of the nursing program. Human Growth and Development may be taken at CCV or as part of the Practical Nursing program. If you attend the campus locations at Randolph or Williston, you may choose to complete any of the above courses at CCV, or you may complete them at Vermont Technical College as part of the PN program.


Other Nursing Programs

CCV has articulation agreements with many other colleges that will help you in the process of transferring credits. These area colleges also offer programs in nursing:

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