Applicants are reviewed on an individual basis for the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for program admission:
To be considered for admission to the accelerated three year track in the pre-licensure program applicants must submit a written application to the Student Affairs Committee of the Department of Nursing by March. Applications are available in the Department of Nursing. Once applications have been reviewed admitted students will be given permission to register for courses in the summer accelerated three year track. Students are not guaranteed admission to the accelerated three year track in the pre-licensure nursing program.
General eligibility for the program includes a GPA of 3.5 or higher and recommendation from current nursing faculty.
Students who register for courses in the summer accelerated track will need to prioritize their studies; thus, employment needs to be limited to 20 hours or less per week.
To progress in the nursing program students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher and receive grades of B- or greater in all courses required for the Nursing major.
All students matriculating into Castleton's nursing program are required to complete clearance procedures including a criminal background check and drug screen prior to enrollment. Final acceptance to the program is conditional upon receipt of appropriate clearances. Individuals who do not meet health requirements or have a positive criminal background check or drug screen will be reviewed but may not be admitted to the program. Additional clearance procedures may be required by regulatory bodies or specific clinical agencies. The cost for completing any clearance procedures will be paid by the student.
* Any college-level coursework must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. All courses required for the nursing major must be completed with a B- or better for continuance in the program; this B- requirement stands for any academic work completed prior to enrollment at Castleton.