Welcome to the Fairmont State University School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration where more than 300 students are currently pursuing degrees and over 1800 graduates are practicing in health care positions and facilities throughout the country. The Associates Degree in Nursing Program has a history of successful graduates dating back to 1964. Mildred Montag, the founder of the associates degree in nursing education, helped plan the curriculum for this program. Graduates have consistently exceeded state passing rates on the national licensure exam for registered nurses and are in great demand by employers. We also have two opportunities for licensed practical nurses who have earned credit for the first year support courses to complete this degree in three semesters.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Administration programs provide associate degree holders in health professions an opportunity to enhance their opportunities beyond the bedside and clinical practice area to the management and leadership arena or graduate education. Students can maintain full time employment while pursuing either of these degrees in the evenings as a part-time or full-time student. Graduates with a bachelor's degree in nursing can pursue a master's degree in nursing through the collaborative graduate program with Marshall University here at Fairmont State.
The nursing programs enhance learning through clinical experiences in the authentic arena (hospitals, clinics, community settings), in our state-of-the-art simulation labs and our skills labs. The faculty, physical facilities, equipment, clinical settings and technology offer students an excellent opportunity to develop their professional skills.