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BSN Student Resources

Student Uniforms – Ordering Information for Pre-Licensure BSN Students

  • SVC scrub top and pants must be ordered from Meridy’s.
  • SVC polo, lab coat and name tag must be ordered from McGills BSN Form.
  • SVC approved khaki/tan colored chinos must be ordered from Land’s End.
  • Stethoscopes (Littmann II SE or Littmann III are recommended) may be purchased from McGills, 3M-Health Care or the vendor of the student’s choice.
  • Watches (with second hand), penlights and shoes (all white, leather, closed toe and heel) may be purchased from a vendor of the student’s choice.
  • The Student Nurse Organization (SNO) is offering the option to purchase, “gently used” uniforms at a discounted price. Please note sizes and quantities are limited. For further information and availability, please contact Justin Medina ( All proceeds will benefit the Student Nurse Organization.

Criminal Background Check and Report

  • Students must have a criminal background check conducted by Verified Credentials with a report received by the BSN Program by August 20, 2018. Results may take up to 4 weeks to be reported.
  • To request a background check go to
  • The code for the SVC Nursing Program is MPCKF-72633.
  • The results will automatically be shared with the BSN Program.
  • Instructions for required qualifications.

Computer Requirements – Fall 2018

Effective in the Fall 2018 semester, all students are required to have a laptop computer for electronic testing purposes. While specifications are given below for iPad and iPhone users, these are NOT allowed or supported for testing purposes. ONLY laptops are supported equipment for exams.

Minimum Requirements:
  • RAM: 1GB or higher
  • Browsers: Google Chrome 51.0+, Firefox 51.0+, Safari 6.0+, Internet Explorer 10.0, Microsoft Edge
  • Video Card: At least 64MB of video memory
  • Sound Card: At least 64-bit
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0+ plug-in
  • Adobe Reader 9.0+
  • Adobe Shockwave


  • NOTE: Microsoft Edge is a recommended PC as it currently supports Adobe.
  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • 1 GHz or faster
  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor


  • NOTE: The 2018 MacBook Pro has compatibility issues that have not yet been resolved.
    We do NOT recommend purchasing a new MacBook Pro for this reason.
  • iOS 10 or higher (iOS does not apply to laptops)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
  • 1 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster

Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider Certification

  • Students must hold current certification as an American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Health Care Provider. It is important to make sure the course is at the Health Care Provider level.
  • A CPR course has been scheduled for your convenience at Bennington Rescue Squad on August 29, 2017, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. If you do not hold certification by this date, you are required to attend. The cost is approximately $45. Please use the link provided in the letter sent to students in July or contact Katie Vandale to register at 802-442-5817 ext 123.
  • Submit a copy of both the front and back of the BCLS Health Care Provider certification to the SVC Division of Nursing by August 20, 2018. A PDF sent as an attachment via email to Tammy Shields ( is acceptable.
    Please Note: the only exception to this due date is if you are scheduled to take CPR class at Bennington Rescue on August 29, 2018.

Local Job Opportunities

Nursing Alumni Resources

National Job Opportunities

Consider Guest Lecturing

  • Share your expertise with sophomore, junior or senior Pre-Licensure BSN students or RN-BSN students.
  • A great way to share your enthusiasm for the profession.
  • One hour or an entire class.
  • Contact, Mary Botter – Division Chair at or 802-447-6347.

Consider Clinical Adjunct Opportunities

  • Interested in clinical teaching?
  • Share your clinical expertise with students.
  • 1 or 2 days a week (Evenings and Saturdays possible).
  • Contact, Mary Botter – Division Chair at or 802-447-6347.

Contact SVC Alumni Services.

Donate to SVC.

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