Frequently Asked Questions
How many work hours are required during the program?
Year 1 – While taking pre-requisites at CCV, students will work their full-time scheduled hours. Students will coordinate with their managers to flex their regular schedule to allow them to attend class as needed.
Year 2 – While enrolled in the LPN program at VSU, students will work their regular job for 24 hours per week. Students will receive pay for an additional 12 hours per week to allow time for classwork, lab/clinical instruction, and studying.
How does tuition reimbursement work?
Year 1 – Students will not need to take out any loans. CVMC prepays for tuition, fees, and textbooks. If a student chooses not to continue with the program or leaves employment at CVMC, they will be responsible for these costs.
Year 2 – Students are responsible for paying all tuition and fees. For graduates who commit to working at CVMC for three years, CVMC will begin reimbursing tuition costs one year after graduation.
What if I’m not a CVMC employee? Can I still apply?
Being a full-time CVMC employee is a requirement for application and enrollment. To be eligible for the program you’ll need to join CVMC as a full-time employee in any department.
Interested in joining our team?
Call 800-722-9922 and choose option 3 to talk with one of our talent acquisition partners about full-time job opportunities at CVMC.
What if I’m per diem or part-time? Am I eligible?
In order to be eligible, you need to be a full-time CVMC employee.
I work at UVM Health Network affiliate. Am I eligible?
At this time, the LPN Pathway Program is specific to CVMC.
I’ve taken pre-requisites in the past. Do I need to retake those courses?
Possibly, depending on the timeframe and your grades. We will review the courses and grades on your transcript to determine whether they meet the requirements for this program.
I’ve started nursing school in the past, but did not finish. Do I need to start over?
You will need to complete the LPN Program curriculum through VSU (coursework and lab/clinical instruction) in its entirety.
For pre-requisite courses taken prior to enrollment, we will review the courses and grades on your transcript to determine whether they meet the requirements for this program.