Nursing Online Degree Completion

Continue your nursing education with Vermont State and earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing through our online nursing degree completion program.   

With a focus on promoting health, preventing disease, and advancing global health, this two-year program expands your knowledge into healthcare information systems, palliative care, holistic healing, leadership and management, community nursing, and more. You’ll graduate ready to improve lives in new ways — with all theoretical coursework in an online format that is flexible for working nurses and can be completed in just 18 months. The precepted nursing experiences that are part of the degree requirements may be completed where you work.

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Susan Fredette

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This RN to B.S.N. program is for students who already have an RN license and associate degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) and want to pursue a B.S.N.

The degree program is part of Vermont State’s unique 1+1+2 track to nursing. Visit our Nursing Program information page to learn about all Vermont State Nursing education options.

Why Study Nursing Online?

  • Highly ranked RN to BSN program: This online B.S.N. program was ranked #5 out of 500 in the nation for Best Online RN to BSN Programs by*  
  • 100% placement rate: 100% of Vermont State nursing students worked in the field (or pursue higher education) within six months of graduation.**
  • Expand your career options: The push to hire RNs with bachelor’s degrees has gained momentum and this degree gives you the credential you need to unlock positions requiring a B.S.N.  
  • Work while you learn: Study online on a schedule that fits the needs of a working nurse. 
  • Qualify for an advanced nursing degree: Your B.S.N. will qualify you to pursue a graduate degree in nursing, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DPN).

*, 2022 – Best Online RN to BSN Programs

**Vermont Tech Class of  2019

Financial Aid For Nursing Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in nursing to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Many of our clinical affiliates offer tuition assistance for nursing students who agree to work for the facility as an RN after graduation. Several facilities offer additional scholarship programs to help their employees pay for nursing school including, but not limited to:

  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
  • Southwestern Vermont Health Care
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • University of Vermont Medical Center

We encourage prospective students to reach out to local facilities to learn about available opportunities. Contact for assistance. 

Internships & Jobs in Nursing

With a 100% job placement rate, students of the B.S.N. program have gone on to hold positions in medical settings such as:

  • Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
  • Porter Medical Center
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Gifford Medical Center
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Albany Medical Center
  • St. Peter’s Hospital
  • VA Hospitals
  • Doctor’s offices and clinics
  • Local schools
  • Home health agencies


 This program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Accreditation (NLN CNEA) and approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing.

Student Stories

A black and white photo of a dark haired woman wearing scrubs and a stethoscope with her arms crossed smiling at the camera.

“I love nursing. It has helped me be a better mother, a better wife, and a better person. I think I get as much out of caring for my patients as they do, and that feeling is tough to beat!”

Patricia Dudley, ’16
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 “I love being at the bedside and helping to ease anxiety and develop meaningful relationships with patients and family members.'” 

Amanda Mills-Brown, ’21

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