Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    Apr 16, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing: RN to BS Completion (BS.NUR)

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Each student for the RN to BS Completion Program will be considered individually as a transfer student and must meet the Castleton University BS Degree Requirements before graduation. For this reason, the time and number of credits for program completion may vary. All candidates licensed as registered nurses will be awarded 34 credits toward a BS degree.

Prerequisites for this program of study include: BIO 2011 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I , BIO 2012 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II , and BIO 2125 - Fundamentals of Microbiology  (or their equivalents) in addition to an unencumbered RN license in the state of Vermont.

and complete one of the following courses:


  • Subtotal of Nursing credits required: 47 cr
  • Estimated minimum General Education credits required to complete a BS Degree: 12 cr
  • Minimum credits required to obtain a BS in Nursing degree: 59 cr


Program Notes


Some nursing courses require payment of a laboratory fee that is included in the individual course descriptions.

Practice Setting Requirements

All nursing students are expected to cover the cost and provide their own transportation to assigned clinical agencies.

All RN-BS students must have an unencumbered RN license in the State of Vermont and in any other state where clinical experiences occur.

Unsatisfactory Health, Performance, or Behavior

The Nursing Department reserves the right to request that the Academic Dean require withdrawal from the nursing program of any student whose health, performance, or behavior is judged unsatisfactory.


The baccalaureate program at Castleton University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation)

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