The Castleton University Nursing Department offers the following tracks which lead to a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing and eligibility to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN®):

  • A four-year track designed for the new post-secondary graduate or someone with no previous college coursework completed. View the program outline.
  • A three-year accelerated track designed for the Early College Student (completed one year of college while still attending high school) or transfer students who have a minimum of 12 college credits complete (may require summer coursework). View the curriculum map.
  • A two-year RN-BS completion track leading to a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing. The RN-BS program is a post-licensure track designed for Registered Nurses who have earned an Associate Degree or diploma in Nursing and have passed the NCLEX-RN exam. View the curriculum map.

Missions of the Department of Nursing

The mission of the baccalaureate Nursing program at Castleton University is to provide students with a dynamic nursing education steeped in the liberal arts; graduates are prepared to deliver high-quality care and transform care and care environments now and in the future.


The baccalaureate degree in Nursing program at Castleton University is approved by the Vermont Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education;655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C., 20001; (202) 887-6791. The program is also approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing.

The Department of Nursing at Castleton University will host a site visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from November 5-7, 2018, as part of an accreditation review of the bachelors in nursing programs. The accreditation process offers an opportunity for interested parties to submit written comments regarding the qualifications of nursing programs for accreditation. Should you wish to submit comments regarding the nursing program at Castleton University, please be advised that written comments should be sent to the CCNE by mail or email at the addresses below. Comments will be received until 21 days before the review, and therefore must be received by the CCNE by October 15, 2018.

Send comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
or email comments to: