LPN Pathway Program

Ready to further your education?

Through our partnership with Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Vermont State University (VSU), our LPN Pathway Program allows full-time CVMC employees to continue earning a salary while taking classes toward their LPN degree.

Upon successful completion, you may serve as an LPN at Woodridge, in the acute care settings of the hospital, or at one of our primary or specialty care practices.


Emily McCall, LPN, LPN Program Graduate

Matt Choate, BSN, RN, MBA, VP, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Robert Patterson, MHA, PT, VP, Human Resources and Clinical Operations

Megan Foster, SHRM-SCP, Workforce Development Coordinator

Geoff Farnum, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing Education & Workforce Development

Elissa Piascik, LPN, LPN Program Graduate

Candy Hamacher, BSN, RN, CCRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Kayla Lozier, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Next Cohort - Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
  • Cohort Selected: April 15, 2023
  • Classes Begin: Sept. 5, 2023

Upcoming Information Sessions

Attend one of our upcoming virtual information sessions to learn more about the program, requirements, and application process.

Select an info session below and complete the short registration form to sign up. Once you have submitted the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with information about accessing your session on the day and time it is held.

Check back soon for our next available Info Session date.

How to Apply

IMPORTANT: Please note that this is a two-step application process. You must meet all of the application steps and requirements for both CCV and CVMC.

Once the application period closes, applications will be reviewed by CVMC, interviews will be conducted, then student selections will be announced.

Eligibility Requirements

The LPN Pathway Program is open to CVMC employees and external candidates who meet the eligibility requirements below:


  • In good standing with no corrective actions above a counseling level
  • Currently working at least 72 scheduled hours per pay period (part-time/per diem employees are not eligible)


  • Must be hired and committed to an open position at CVMC by March 1 (minimum 72 scheduled hours per pay period)
  • Must hold (or be eligible for) a high school diploma/GED by July 1
  • Must commit to an LPN position at CVMC upon successful completion of program.

About The Program

This program is open to full-time CVMC employees. Not a CVMC employee yet? Call 800-722-9922 and choose option 3 to talk with one of our talent acquisition partners about full-time job opportunities.

Most participants will follow the program outline below, depending upon past educational experience.

(For additional details, see also: LPN Pathway Program Information) (link opens PDF in a new window)

Year 1 – CCV Pre-Requisites


  • Intro to Human Growth
  • Anatomy & Physiology I


  • Intro to Nutrition
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Application to VSU

Year 2 – VSU Courses & Clinical


  • Principles & Practices of Nursing I
  • Principles & Practices of Nursing I Lab/Clinical
  • The Nurse-Client Relationship


  • Principles & Practices of Nursing II
  • Principles & Practices of Nursing II Lab/Clinical
  • Pharmacology


  • Principles & Practices of Nursing III
  • Principles & Practices of Nursing III Lab/Clinical


Upon successful completion of the LPN Pathway program, candidates may expect placement at one of the following CVMC locations:

Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing

Acute Care

  • Medical-Surgical Unit
  • Perioperative Services

Medical Group Practices

How to Apply: CCV

  1. Sign and submit FERPA release form
  2. Apply to CCV at https://admissions.ccv.edu/apply/
    • Apply as "Allied Health Preparation Certificate"
  3. Study for Accuplacer Skills Assessments
  4. Schedule Accuplacer Skills Assessments
    • Call Susan Strachan at CCV Montpelier: 802-828-4060
    • Identify as "CVMC LPN Pathway Program"
  5. Send official transcripts of any non-VSC college course work to CCV:
  6. Apply for financial aid
  7. Make appointment with CCV Advisor Conner Gilbert
    • Call CCV Montpelier at 802-828-4060
    • Identify as "CVMC LPN Pathway Program"

How to Apply: CVMC

Application Deadline – March 1

Please have ready the following items to upload with your application:

  • Cover letter and résumé
  • CVMC employees: Two letters of reference from current department supervisors
  • External candidates: Two letters of reference from current employer/manager, teacher or other professional mentor
  • CCV status letter
Click here to submit the CVMC application form no later than March 1.

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.


Please contact: Megan Foster, Workforce Development Program Manager – Megan.Foster@cvmc.org (link opens in a new window)

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