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