Considering a career in nursing in Vermont? The Green Mountain State is a wonderful place for healthcare professionals to live, work, and develop careers.
The State of Vermont knows occupational licensure adds additional logistics for professionals who are considering relocating to another state. The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation, in partnership with the Governor’s Office, is leading the effort to reduce licensing barriers, simplify the process, and make transitioning from state to state with an occupational license easier.
Under the State’s new initiative, “Fast-Track Endorsement”, a person who has been practicing in another state for three years can get their license approved within two business days. Utilizing this process, the Office of Professional Regulation has licensed approximately 1125 people in nearly 50 professions since April 2021.
Vermont employers as well as applicants can view real-time licensure status on the Office’s website; applications are entirely online with access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the Office of Professional Regulation to apply, renew, update, request a verification, or check your application status.
In addition to the expedited licensure, on February 1, 2022, Vermont will join 39 other jurisdictions as a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. The compact allows registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in person or via telehealth, in both the primary state of residence and other compact jurisdictions.
Vermont’s excellent healthcare rankings are a major factor in our high quality of life and have earned us recognition as one of the healthiest states in the US – No. 2 for children’s health and the No. 3 for senior health. As of Dec. 30, 2021, Vermont had the highest rate of complete COVID-19 vaccination rates in the country with 79% of all eligible Vermonters fully vaccinated. We hope you come join Vermont’s vibrant health care community.