Meet Vermont Nurses, read their stories
These profiles are real Vermont nurses that returned to school to earn their BSN. While every path is challenging and unique, each accomplishment brings better patient outcomes and increase job satisfaction.
Inpatient Psychiatry Staff Nurse
Gloria works as an Inpatient Psychiatry Staff Nurse, part of an interdisciplinary team for individuals with acute mental health crisis. Working toward her BSN is the next step in realizing her goal to become a family nurse practitioner and a certified Psychiatric NP.
Working toward her AGNP
Ingrid has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from UVM and is currently working toward her AGNP. She went back to school for her BSN because she felt there was so much more to learn about nursing than she had been exposed to in her Associate’s program. Ingrid works in the OR at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. She is so happy with her current position, she wouldn’t change a thing!
Alexis has just been hired as a maternity nurse at UVMMC. She sees getting her BSN as a necessary step in her career path. In her experience, she has found more and more employers are looking for nurses who have their BSN or are working toward it.
Home health nurse
Patricia currently works as a home health nurse for Orleans/Essex visiting nurse association. As a home health nurse, she calls the beautiful Northeast Kingdom her work setting and client’s homes her office. Patricia says “A bachelor’s degree is the gateway to endless potential in nursing.”
Amanda currently teaches full-time for Vermont Technical College and works per-diem for Gifford Medical Center in the medical-surgical unit and emergency room. She has both her BSN and MSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing and will be starting her DPN program there in May.