LNA Training

LNAs at Fletcher Allen 

At Fletcher Allen, LNAs work directly with patients to assist them with personal needs, including mobility, bathing, hair and skin care, oral hygiene, dressing and eating.  Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, they also observe patients, take vital signs, document measurements and observations and perform routine specimen collection. Because of the amount of time they spend with patients and the nature of the care they provide, LNAs play an extremely important role in making the patient's hospital stay as comfortable as possible.  

Fletcher Allen values its LNAs and offers a comprehensive training program for anyone who is interested in becoming an LNA. Because of the training and support available to its LNAs, 93 percent of Fletcher Allen LNAs go on to earn their RN license.   

Fletcher Allen LNA Training

The LNA training program prepares eligible candidates to practice as nursing assistants in providing direct patient care. The course consists of a combination of classroom, lab and clinical practice in an acute medical/surgical setting. 

  • The course is approximately 172 hours over a period of five weeks and provides the knowledge and skills necessary to apply for Vermont State Board of Nursing licensure as a Licensed Nursing Assistant. 
  • It takes place Monday through Friday. Class length varies from four to eight hours. A schedule will be provided on the first day of class. 
  • Clinical practice is held at the Medical Center Campus on specific units. Clinical shifts are all 7:00am to 3:30pm.
  • A mandatory four-hour skill practice session will be scheduled prior to the state licensing test.

Applying for the Training 

The first step toward earning your LNA license is to apply for the training. To enroll in the LNA training course, applicants must first apply for, and be offered, an LNA Trainee position at Fletcher Allen. Enrollment in the training program is contingent upon acceptance as an LNA Trainee.  When you successfully complete the Fletcher Allen course and become licensed in the state of Vermont, you can begin your career as an LNA.  

LNA Trainee positions are posted only when we are actively accepting applications. To apply for an LNA Trainee position:

  1. Click on the "Search Jobs" button in the upper right of this page. 
  2. Under "Select Job Categories," select "Patient Care Support Careers" in the drop-down menu.

Please keep checking the job listings to see when LNA Trainee positions are available. 

If you have any questions regarding the course or the application process, contact Employment Services at 802-847-2825.