Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 
    Dec 02, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing: RN to BS (BS.NUR.RN)

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, including the General Education requirements and the total minimum degree requirements of 122 credits. For this reason, the time and number of credits for program completion may vary. All candidates licensed as registered nurses will be awarded a minimum of 34 credits toward a BS degree.

Admissions requirements for this program 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 United States.  In recognition of the diversity of backgrounds students in this program possess, transferable grades in these courses will serve as prerequisites, where appropriate, for subsequent nursing courses.

Subtotal of credits required: 47 cr

And complete the university's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

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 degree in nursing at Castleton University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. The program is also approved by the Vermont Board of Nursing.