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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 028 : Nursing

Subchapter 002 : Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1611)
  • § 1611. Advanced practice registered nurse licensure

    To be eligible for an APRN license, an applicant shall:

    (1) Have a degree or certificate from a Vermont graduate nursing program approved by the Board or a U.S. graduate program approved by a state or a national accrediting agency that includes a curriculum substantially equivalent to Vermont programs approved by the Board. The educational program shall meet the educational standards set by the national accrediting board and the national certifying board. Programs shall include a supervised clinical component in the role and population focus of the applicant’s certification. The program shall prepare nurses to practice advanced nursing in a role as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, certified nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric or mental health nursing and shall include, at a minimum, graduate level courses in:

    (A) advanced pharmacotherapeutics;

    (B) advanced patient assessment; and

    (C) advanced pathophysiology.

    (2) Hold current advanced nursing certification in a role and population focus granted by a national certifying organization recognized by the Board. (Added 2011, No. 66, § 5, eff. June 1, 2011; amended 2015, No. 38, § 9, eff. May 28, 2015.)