Castleton State College
Admissions Office
86 Seminary Drive
Castleton, VT 05735

Associate Degree in Nursing
The Castleton Nursing Department offers a major program leading to the Associate in Science in Nursing degree. Graduates are eligible for licensure as Registered Nurses and are qualified to function in a beginning level staff position in various health care agencies. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). The program is approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

All candidates seeking entry into the RN to BS completion program must have an active and unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the state of Vermont. Each candidate for the RN to BS Completion Program will be considered individually as a transfer student and must meet the Castleton State College Bachelor’s Degree Requirements before graduation. For this reason, the time and number of credits required for program completion may vary.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Castleton has a long and distinguished history in associate degree nursing education. Our success is demonstrated through an award winning service learning program and National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) pass rates that are consistently above state and national averages. Building upon the strengths of our existing associate degree program, Castleton is committed to offering multiple pathways to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. In baccalaureate nursing courses, students will work closely with faculty who are experts in their field to tailor clinical experiences that are unique to the student’s individual passions. Students from diverse backgrounds, including those participating in a traditional four year experience, those embarking on a new career, and registered nurses continuing their education will all share experiences and inspirations in a student-centered learning environment.

Southern Vermont College
982 Mansion Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Our nursing graduates – past and future – are empowered with a degree that is recognized and valued by health care facilities and providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, medical centers, physicians in private practice and clinics. Southern Vermont College is pleased to announce that it has received provisional approval from the Vermont State Board of Nursing to offer a four-year Bachelor of Science (BSN) program.

Students may continue course work for completion of the BSN degree immediately following completion of the Southern Vermont College Associate Degree in Nursing program. Students who have already completed the associate's degree in Nursing prior to initial matriculation at SVC and have a current RN license can complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing within two years of full-time study.

The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-3131

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program prepares students for entry-level positions in professional nursing practice. Graduates are able to provide nursing care to individuals of all ages and families from diverse cultural backgrounds in any setting offering health care services. Health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention and teaching are emphasized in all clinical settings. In addition, careful attention is paid to the skills needed in the treatment of the acutely ill, geriatric populations, and populations at risk.

The RN to BS program is an online program that offers registered nurses access to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Vermont. UVM's RN to BS program has been in existence for over 20 years with a distance option available since 2004. The program is designed for working nurses and is a partnership between the Department of Nursing and Continuing Education at UVM.

Master of Science in Nursing
The Master of Science (MS) degree program prepares professional nurses to assume leadership roles within the discipline of nursing in a variety of settings, to expand knowledge of nursing, develop expertise in a specialized area of nursing and acquire the foundation for doctoral study and continued professional development.
The Master of Science program offers several courses of study:
•Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
•Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
•Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

Vermont Technical College
Office of Admissions
PO Box 500
Randolph Center, VT 05061

Associate Degree in Nursing
The ADN program articulates with the PN program and requires two further semesters of full-time study. Graduates of Vermont Tech’s ADN program have a 89% rate of professional placement within 4 months of graduation. Upon completion of the required credits in the ADN program, graduates are awarded an Associate of Science in Nursing. ADN graduates are then eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Practical Nursing
The PN program extends over two semesters and one summer session. Students learn PN skills through independent study, lectures, demonstrations, and practice in a nursing arts lab. Under instructor supervision, students also provide patient care in a variety of healthcare settings in neighboring healthcare agencies. Upon completion of the program, PN graduates are awarded certificates and are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX for Practical Nurses. After licensure, PN graduates typically find employment in long-term care, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, and other healthcare agencies and work under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist. With experience, they can assume increasing responsibilities in the nursing field.

RN-BSN Online
Vermont Tech is now offering an online Bachelor of Science Nursing degree-completion program. The program is designed to prepare nurses for increased technical proficiency and professional advancement.