A Tradition of Quality

One of the University’s longest running programs, a Nursing education at Castleton is built on a strong foundation drawn from the liberal arts, integrated with knowledge and theories from the sciences - nursing, social, behavioral, physical, and life - and skillfully applied to the practice of nursing. The Nursing program and its faculty aim to prepare learners with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to meet the demands and challenges inherent in-patient care in a rapidly evolving health care system.

All nursing graduates are prepared to exercise clinical leadership and take on the challenges of programs of advanced study in the discipline of nursing and related fields. Baccalaureate preparation is viewed as the foundation upon which a future career in practice, advanced nursing practice, education, public health, research, informatics, policy, and/or leadership may be built.

Goals & Learning Outcomes

Through the delivery of an integrative curriculum, the Castleton Nursing program aims to assist student-learner to:

  • Critically think, clinically reason, and apply scientific problem-solving methods to address simple and complex healthcare issues, promote the delivery of safe, high quality, cost-effective care, and, translate and apply evidence to care and systems of care.
  • Intervene therapeutically, synthesizing knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide holistic, patient-centered and evidence-based care.
  • Communicate effectively using verbal, non-verbal, and written skills, as well as work collaboratively with other members of the interprofessional healthcare team, including patients and families.
  • Act responsibility as a member of civil society and the profession including advocating at the point of service and beyond to positively transform the delivery of care and demonstrating professionalism and the ability to lead within the practice setting and profession.