RN to B.S. Degree Program

The Castleton RN to B.S. Program allows qualified professionals to finish the required coursework to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The flexible online program, which offers both online and face-to-face coursework, assures each student will be considered individually as a transfer student and must meet the Castleton B.S. degree requirements of 122 credits before graduation. The time and number of credits for program completion may vary based on the number of credits transferred. All candidates licensed as registered nurses will be awarded 34 credits toward a B.S. degree.

All RN-B.S. students must have an unencumbered RN license in the United States and remain licensed while enrolled.

Additional Student Costs

There are a variety of costs related to the student nurse experience. These may include a background check, drug screening, and selected laboratory fees that are described in the nursing student handbook. Students are responsible for securing their own transportation to assigned clinical placements.

Accreditation and Approval

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Castleton University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. CCNE is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency. CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The program is also approved by the Vermont Board of Nursing and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). This degree is fully accredited; Castleton University has submitted a proposal to NEASC to expand online access to the program.