Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs)

At The University of Vermont Medical Center, Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) are valuable members of the patient care team. LNAs work on inpatient units and work directly with patients to assist them with personal needs, including mobility, bathing, hair and skin care, oral hygiene, dressing and eating. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, they also observe patients, take vital signs, document measurements and observations and perform routine specimen collection. Because of the amount of time they spend with patients and the nature of the care they provide, LNAs play an extremely important role in making the patient's hospital stay as comfortable as possible.

LNA Training

The LNA training program prepares eligible candidates to practice as nursing assistants in providing direct patient care. The course consists of a combination of classroom, lab and clinical practice in an acute medical/surgical setting.

  • The course is approximately 172 hours over a period of five weeks and provides the knowledge and skills necessary to apply for Vermont State Board of Nursing licensure as a Licensed Nursing Assistant.
  • It takes place Monday through Friday. Class length varies from four to eight hours. A schedule will be provided on the first day of class.
  • Clinical practice is held at the Main Campus of the UVM Medical Center and clinical shifts are from 7 am to 3:30 pm.
  • A mandatory four-hour skill practice session will be scheduled prior to the state licensing test.
  • A High School Diploma or GED is required for eligibility

Applying for the Training

The first step toward earning your LNA license is to apply for and be accepted into the training. Once you have successfully completed the UVM Medical Center course and become licensed in the state of Vermont, you can begin your career as an LNA.

LNA Trainee positions are posted only when we are actively accepting applications. We recommend checking our job board often to find open positions.

View Open Positions

If you have any questions regarding the course or the application process, contact our Nursing Recruiters by calling (800) 722-9922 or sending an email to nurserecruitmentatuvmhealth [dot] org

LNA Externships

The LNA Externship Program provides real-world nursing experience to nursing students who already have an LNA license and are between their junior and senior years of a BSN nursing program. During the 10-week program, which is held during the summer, participants are partnered with an RN mentor and do everything an RN does except dispense medication. Participants work with their RN mentor for the duration of the externship.

Applying for the Externship

The LNA Externship position is posted on this page in mid-January for a limited time. Qualified students are encouraged to apply at that time. If you have any questions, please contact our Nursing Recruiters by calling (800) 722-9922 or sending an email to NurseRecruitmentatUVMHealth [dot] org