Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Nursing Careers at Fletcher Allen
Whether you are a nursing student, a new graduate or an experienced nurse, a nursing career at Fletcher Allen Health Care offers you the resources, benefits and opportunities to enjoy your career and take it as far as you want to go.
Fletcher Allen is an academic medical center that is at the forefront of medical technology, research and patient care. As a nurse at Fletcher Allen, you are part of an experienced staff of more than 1,700 registered nurses who work with a team of physicians and specialties that have been recognized by US News & World Report as being best in Vermont and northern New York. And you get to do this in Vermont, where you can expect an exceptional quality of life.
Fletcher Allen is a regional referral center for approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York. Professional growth opportunities cover many major areas of medicine, including:
- Level I Trauma Center
- Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Vermont Cancer Center
- Vermont’s Children’s Hospital
- Comprehensive cardiovascular services and stroke care treatment
At Fletcher Allen, you also have access to the latest tools and technology, including a Hybrid OR, the DaVinci robot, and a Clinical Simulation (or “Sim”) lab. Fletcher Allen is also a Philips Healthcare luminary site for new tool and technology trials.
Providing Support, Flexibility, Quality Care
Fletcher Allen’s alliance with the University of Vermont College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides our nursing team with a robust orientation program and extensive educational opportunities.
- Mentoring is woven into your nursing career.
- Quality and patient safety are top priorities. The contribution our nurses make to patient care is critical. Our efforts are reinforced by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), a nursing-sensitive quality indicator tool.
- Work location flexibility is available. You can work at inpatient or outpatient settings, or at regional site locations.
- Fletcher Allen is among the top 3.5 percent of US hospitals with a fully-integrated electronic health record, making the US News & World Report 2011 “Most Connected” list.
Grow Your Sphere of Influence
You can influence nursing at Fletcher Allen and beyond:
- As you move from Staff Nurse I to Staff Nurse II and III, you can be a preceptor and mentor to the many students at Fletcher Allen, from both high school and college. This is one of the many benefits of working at an academic medical center.
- You can also get involved behind the scenes; for example, working in patient and family advocacy and evaluating the tools that are used at Fletcher Allen.
- Nurses at Fletcher Allen can participate in both formal and informal research, write articles, impact nursing at Fletcher Allen, and present at conferences to impact nursing beyond Fletcher Allen.
Lifelong Learning Opportunities in Nursing
Extensive nursing professional development and education programs are available. And, as a Fletcher Allen employee, you are eligible for tuition reimbursement. We offer the following opportunities:
- Nurse Residency Program for new nurse graduates, or nurses with less than six months of experience, to transition to an acute-care nursing environment.
- On-site simulation lab, as well as Nursing Simulation education and a new Simulation Training Center for new nurse graduates and experienced-nurse orientation.
- Our alliance with the University of Vermont College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences enables our nurses to work with the latest innovations in medicine and health care, sharing new knowledge about disease and wellness. The university’s Continuing Education program offers several intensive programs available for specialized nursing audiences to participate in educating the next generation of health care professionals and scientists.
- Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) courses and Nursing Grand Rounds: Available twice monthly, offering CE credits, and covering clinical and professional topics of special interest to nurses.
- Critical care internship program
- Perioperative 101 Internship Program
- Graduate nurse internship
- EKG Interpretation Workshop
- Core content programs in nursing specialty areas
- Preceptor workshop: A two-day workshop offering education for nurses who would like to mentor new nurses on the job
- LNA externship program
Our nurses have full access to the Dana Medical Library at the UVM's College of Medicine, which includes hundreds of electronic nursing journals, dedicated reference librarians and a variety of online continuing education courses for nurses.