Professional Development

NVRH is proud to offer a variety of Professional Development opportunities to its employees.

Professional Meetings / Continuing Education

All employees are eligible to receive paid time to attend approved educational sessions, with management approval.

Educational Assistance

Employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement for job related college courses, subject to availability of funding from the hospital, and subject to the guidelines established below. The course must be offered on a for-credit basis by a licensed and accredited College or University. Determination of course eligibility shall be done by the appropriate Divisional Vice President and the Human Resources Manager.

Reimbursement is provided for a Course, Undergraduate Degree Program or Post Degree Course which is directly related to an employee’s current position. It is also provided for meeting the requirements for a future position within the hospital which the employee would be eligible for and for which there exists a difficulty to recruit.


  • Full and Part Time employees who work at least 40 hours per pay period are eligible to participate in the program.
  • Eligible employees must be employed at the hospital a minimum of three (3) months prior to course enrollment.
  • Employees classified as Part Time No Benefits, Temporary or Per Diem are not eligible.

How to Apply:

  • Prior to enrollment in a course, the employee must complete the NVRH application for Educational Assistance (below).
  • Submit Application for Educational Assistance (once signed by Department Manager and Vice President) to the Human Resources Manager for approval and processing.
  • Once the application is approved, the employee must submit a tuition bill from the school indicating total reimbursement needed. Should an employee be eligible for educational assistance in addition to that offered by the hospital, the employee is expected to coordinate the benefits from all sources so that total reimbursement does not exceed 100% of tuition needs.

Please Note:

  • The employee is responsible for obtaining the necessary signatures/approvals (i.e. their Department Manager, their appropriate Vice President and the of Human Resources Manager) prior to enrolling in the program.
  • The policy provides reimbursement of tuition expenses and required lab fees after completion of the course. Availability of funds to an employee is limited to $4,000 per calendar year.

Following completion of the course(s), the employee will provide a copy of their grade(s) statement to the HR Assistant/Human Resources Manager. Grades must be received in the Human Resources Department within six (6) weeks of the end of the semester.

Champlain College TruEd program:

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital employees can learn more by visiting their employer landing page on our website at or they can get started on the free application right away from our Admissions page.

Career-Focused Online Degrees & Certificates at a Special Tuition Rate

Champlain College Online offers dozens of Associate Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Degrees and Certificate programs–so there is something for every adult learner. Explore programs in Business, IT, Cybersecurity, Healthcare Administration, Accounting, Leadership, and much more. All programs are 100% online and designed from the ground up for adult learners who are balancing work and family commitments. Employees and eligible family members enjoy access to the “truED” preferred tuition rate, saving thousands of dollars each year.

Professional Library

The Medical Library at NVRH is available to all employees.  In addition, our Medical Librarian is able to assist employees with computer searches for technical information.

Vermont State Colleges – Tuition Assistance Available

Browse Course Options:

Includes Ed2Go online courses offered through North Country Career Center & St. Johnsbury Academy

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Vermont Resident (provide proof of residency: driver’s license, voter registration card, utility bill, or landlord/rental receipt)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Not currently enrolled in traditional high school
  • Enroll in a CTE course between 7/1/2021 and 6/30/2022 that will enhance employability skills