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Traditional ASN Impact

Traditional ASN

Fairmont State University's Traditional Associate of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN) (4 full-time semesters - fall and spring) is best suited for students who can attend classes and clinical throughout the week.  

Upon graduation, the student receives the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree and is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The ASN nurse is prepared as a nurse to care for clients with common health problems in structured settings. The associate degree nurse's practice is defined by the roles of care provider, client teacher, communicator, manager of client care and member within the profession of nursing.

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Admissions Requirements

All applicants seeking admission to the Associate of Science in Nursing Program (ASN) are required to meet admission requirements for Fairmont State University and the College of Nursing.  

  • The general admission and course placement requirements of Fairmont State University which must be met include the following:  
    • Applicants must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be considered.  
    • Submit an application for admission to Fairmont State University.  
    • Submit ACT or SAT scores. 
    • Submit a high school transcript or GED score; college and/ or LPN transcripts to the Office of Admissions at Fairmont State University. Evidence of all post-secondary education attempted or completed must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.  
  • Applicants must submit an application to the College of Nursing.  
  • The requirements for admission to the ASN Program which must be met include the following:  
    • Attain a minimum composite score of 60 on the required nursing entrance examination, the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). A student may test only two times during a calendar year, January 1 - December 31. TEAS scores are good for 24 months prior to the beginning of the academic year for which an applicant is applying.  A minimum composite TEAS score of 60 does not guarantee admission to the program.  To be  for admission composite TEAS scores in the mid to upper 70s or higher is recommended.
    • Students admitted to the program must submit a completed health form and a have negative criminal background check and drug screen, required immunizations, American Heart Association CPR certification, health insurance, etc.  Specific information will be provided once admitted to the program. 

Admission Frequency

ASN Traditional Program – twice per year (Fall and Spring) 

Application Process 

The applications will open in August for admission to the nursing program the following academic year. Application priority deadlines for all programs are: 

  • Fall Admission – January 15th 
  • Spring Admission – May 1st 

The College of Nursing will review all qualified applicants after the priority deadline.  Students should expect to hear about their admission status 4-6 weeks following completion of the review of applicants.  Students may continue to apply after the priority admission date and will be reviewed as spots are available for admission or on the waiting list.  If a student is not admitted for the selected semester, a new nursing application must be submitted. 

Students are provisionally admitted to the program will receive an e-mail regarding required next steps, such as background checks, drug screening, immunizations, physical examination, health insurance, CPR, etc.  Students must ensure submission and approval of all required documents prior to August 1st for Fall admission, January 1st for Spring admission, and May 1st for Summer Admission.   Students may continue to apply after the priority admission date until all spots are full for admission and on the wait list.

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Transition Into the RN to BSN Program

Students who have completed their first two semesters of the ASN program and have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and have been successful in their first attempt at all nursing courses are eligible to enroll in NURS 3320 (Health Assessment) and NURS 3360 (Nursing Ethics).  Permission to do so is required from your academic advisor and the BSN faculty. 

Following graduation, students who plan to transition into the BSN program must submit an application to the nursing program and meet the BSN program admission requirements. 

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Model Schedule

(Effective for Cohorts admitted beginning Fall 2023)

Previous Model Schedule

(Effective for Cohorts admitted prior to Fall 2023)