Nursing Pathway Collaborative

Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) intensive Program



Mandatory Orientation: July 9, 2024 at 9am


Classroom Location: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education
24 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Classroom Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday | July 22nd – August 16th

Classroom Time: 9:00AM–2:30PM

Classroom Hours Total: 64


Skills Lab and Clinical Location: NVRH

Skills Lab and Clinical Classroom Dates: Thursday & Friday | July 25th – August 16th

Skills Lab Time: 8:00AM–4:00PM

Clinical Hours: 16 hours

Skills Lab & Clinical Hours Total: 48



Tuition: $2200

Tuition support may be available through federal, state of local resources. 



Tuition Includes:

  • Hartman Nursing Assistant Workbook

  • LNA Entrance Examination


Tuition Does Not Include:

  • Uniform

  • Background check fees

  • State Licensing Fees



To hold a seat in the class, we are asking for a $200 registration fee that will go towards the total tuition cost. The $200 is a filing fee and is not refundable. You are not enrolled in the class until you pay the tuition in full. Tuition must be paid by the first-class meeting, on July 22, 2024. To save your spot please complete the form on this page. If you have trouble with the form please call Amanda at (802) 751-2314 or send an email to


Course Description:

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on people’s lives? Join the Nursing Pathway Collaborative Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) training program at SJA Adult Education and NVRH and embark on a fulfilling journey in the healthcare field. This comprehensive program is designed to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel as an LNA. Our experienced instructors provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment, guiding students through a curriculum that covers fundamental healthcare principles, patient care techniques, and the ethical considerations integral to the role of LNAs.


Throughout the program, students will engage in hands-on clinical experiences that simulate real-world healthcare settings, allowing them to apply their knowledge in a practical context. Whether you’re pursuing a career in healthcare for the first time or seeking to expand your skills, our LNA training program is tailored to meet the diverse needs of adult learners. Upon completion, graduates will be well-prepared to take the licensure exam and embark on a rewarding career as compassionate and competent LNAs, contributing to the well-being of individuals in healthcare settings. Enroll today and take the first step towards a fulfilling and impactful career in the healthcare industry.



**Successfully completing this course will prepare you to take this state of Vermont’s LNA Licensing Test**



Background Check:

Information regarding this background check will be explained in the informational interview once you register for this course.



TABE Testing Information:

In order to ensure success we would like students to take the TABE assessment given by NEKLS. You can schedule this testing with Sarah Roy by emailing her at or calling her at 802-673-7661. If you have trouble reaching NEKLS please email the SJA Adult Ed Admin, Amanda Frattaroli and




If you need tuition assistant please reach out to Marti Kingsley at





Phyllis Mitchell, Classroom Instructor and LNA Program Administrator

Phyllis Mitchell has more than forty years of progressive nursing experience. Her extensive background includes being the executive director of the State of Vermont Board of Nursing and the Site Director for the Northeast Kingdom Vermont Technical College Nursing Education Program at Lyndon. She has a Masters of Science in Nursing Education and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 


Carol Hodges, Skills Lab and Clinical Instructor

Carol Hodges is a highly skilled career professional with more than twenty years of practical experience in hospital, home health, primary care and academia. She serves as the hospital nurse supervisor at NVRH and has been teaching skills and clinical nursing for over 20 years. She has a Bachelors and a Masters of Science in Nursing. 



Nursing Pathway Collaborative:


Area partners in health and education created the Nursing Pathway Collaborative as a individualized flexible career pathway into the field of nursing.


Nursing Pathway Collaborative Partners Include: 

  • NVRH

  • VSAC

  • CCV

  • VT DOL

  • NCCC


  • NCHC



SJA Adult Education extends our gratitude to Senator Bernie Sanders generous support in funding the Nursing Pathway Collaborative. His commitment to improving the lives of his constituents in the Northeast Kingdom by funding educational opportunities in critical fields has been instrumental in making this program a reality. He has demonstrated a profound dedication to the partners in this collaborative and their partnership has significantly contributed to the success of our efforts.




To register for this class, fill out the form below.