Advanced Practice Nurse

Job Outlook in Vermont
High Demand  

What you might do
Advanced Practice Nursing includes several specialties for nurses with advanced education and skills.

  • Nurse Practitioners (NPs) care for patients in many of the same ways a doctor does. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients.  In Vermont, NPs can practice independently.
  • Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) care for women, especially during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) give anesthesia to patients to numb a part of the body or to put the patients to sleep for surgery. They also monitor patients under anesthesia and during recovery.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) direct other nurses in the care of patients. They help design and evaluate systems to improve patient care.  

Where you might work
Doctor’s office, hospital, birthing center

Related Links
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners
My Next Move: Nurse Practitioners
O*Net Online: Nurse Practitioners
Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association
American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Midwives
My Next Move: Nurse Midwives
O*Net Online: Nurse Midwives
Vermont Midwives Association
American College of Nurse-Midwives

Nurse Anesthetists
My Next Move: Nurse Anesthetists
O*Net Online: Nurse Anesthetists
Vermont Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Clinical Nurse Specialists
My Next Move: Clinical Nurse Specialists
O*Net Online: Clinical Nurse Specialists
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Education Required
Advanced Practice Nurses hold an RN license and at least a master’s degree (2 years after a 4-year bachelor’s degree).  Some APNs hold doctoral degrees (PhD or DNP).

Where to Study

Norwich University - Online

University of Vermont

Vermont State University - Online

Central Connecticut State University

Quinnipiac University

Sacred Heart University

Southern Connecticut State University

University of Saint Joseph

Western Connecticut State University

Yale University

Bay Path University (MA)

D'Youville University (NY)

Goodwin University (CT)

Husson University (ME)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Northeastern University (MA)

Norwich University (VT)

Regis College (MA)

Russell Sage College (NY)

Sacred Heart University (CT)

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Simmons University (MA)

Southern New Hampshire University

University of Connecticut

University of Hartford (CT)

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of New Hampshire

University of Southern Maine

Vermont State University

For more information, contact your regional AHEC:

Northern Vermont AHEC

Southern Vermont AHEC