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®). Our 2018 NCLEX-RN pass rate was 91.3%.:

  • A four-year track designed for the new post-secondary graduate or someone with no previous college coursework completed. Students with prior coursework (transfer students) will be placed in the four year program through individualized advising based on their prior coursework. View the program outline.
  • A three-year accelerated track designed for students seeking to accelerate their program completion. Students in the four-year track can request participation; see Nursing Admissions Criteria. Academic review and progression standards apply.  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.