The Adult Education Licensed Nursing Assistant(LNA) program at Lyndon Institute has been taught by Sophia Hall, RN, MEd since October 2009. In order to achieve approval from the Vermont Board of Nursing (VBON), the program must meet stringent expectations and is approved on a bi-annual schedule. The Adult Continuing Education LNA program at Lyndon Institute has recently received approval for 2013-2015. One way the Vermont Board of Nursing evaluates the effectiveness of the LNA programs around the state is by analyzing data collected after students have completed the two part State Licensing Test.
All students are required to pass the two-part test in order to obtain the Licensure. The test consists a skills portion, where students must demonstrate minimum competency in performing some basic LNA skills; and a written portion. Students have up to 3 opportunities to pass the state licensing test. The student must pass both the skills portion and the written portion of the state test before they are officially called LNAs. The VBON looks at a program’s “First Time Pass Rate” for students taking the state test as one of the measures of an effective LNA program.
The Adult Continuing Education LNA program at Lyndon Institute was congratulated by the VBON as one of four programs in the state to achieve a first time pass rate greater than 80% in 2012. There are over 30 Licensed Nursing Assistant Programs in the state of Vermont. LNAs provide basic nursing care in assisting others with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, toileting and obtaining vital signs as well as many other tasks. LNAs may work in Long Term Care facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, schools, and other health care settings.
The Lyndon Institute Adult Continuing Education LNA program partners with area agencies for the clinical training portion of the class, and many students are offered LNA positions from these facilities before the class is complete. Some of the LNAs who have completed the Lyndon Institute Adult Continuing Education LNA program can be found working at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, St. Johnsbury; Pines Rehabilitation and Health Center, Lyndonville, Canterbury Inn, St. Johnsbury, Riverside Life Enrichment Center, Caledonia Home Health, and in private care settings.
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