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.
Begin a new career as a Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA). The first step toward your LNA license is to apply, then you may be offered a LNA Trainee position. Upon successful completion of the Fletcher Allen course and becoming licensed in the state of Vermont, your career as a LNA can become a reality.
LNA Job Overview
LNAs work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse to:
- work directly with patients to assist them with moving, bathing, hair and skin care, oral hygiene, dressing, feeding, and toileting.
- observe patients, take vital signs, document measurements and observations, and perform routine specimen collection.
With the amount of time spent with patients and the nature of the care they provide, LNAs play an extremely important role in making the patient's hospital stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Fletcher Allen LNA Training Course Description
The LNA program prepares eligible candidates to practice as nursing assistants in providing direct patient care.
The course is approximately 172 hours divided over a period of five weeks and provides the knowledge and skill necessary to apply for Vermont State Board of Nursing licensure as a Licensed Nursing Assistant.
- The training course consists of a combination of classroom, lab and clinical practice in an acute medical/surgical setting.
- Clinical practice is held at the Medical Center Campus on specific units.
- Course takes place Monday through Friday. A schedule is provided the first day of class.
- Class length varies from 8 to 4 hours.
- Clinical Shifts are all 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
- A mandatory 4-hour skill practice session will be scheduled prior to the state licensing test.
To enroll in the LNA training course, applicants must first apply for, and be offered, an LNA Trainee position at Fletcher Allen.
Enrollment is contingent upon employment. Upon successfully completing the course and becoming licensed in the state of Vermont, you will begin work in the hiring unit.
To apply for the LNA Trainee Course go to Careers and click on the "Search Jobs" button.
- Under “Select Job Categories” select “Patient Care Support Careers” in the drop down menu.
“LNA Trainee” positions are posted when we are actively accepting applications. Please keep checking!
If you have any remaining questions regarding the course or the application process, contact Employment Services at (802) 847-2825.