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Fairmont State ranked top 50 for nursing majors

Jun 24, 2020

Fairmont State University has been ranked No. 48 as one of the best nursing schools in the country by 

“The School of Nursing’s mission is to serve as a leader in improving the health of West Virginia and the global community through a commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and service,” Dr. Laura Clayton, associate dean for the School of Nursing, said. “Recognition such as being in the Top 50 nursing programs in the U.S. demonstrates our vow to serve as a leader in nursing education and our desire to improve the health of West Virginia and the global community.”’s rankings are unique in that they emphasize the accessibility, affordability, and quality of education. A variety of other factors are also included in the rankings including general statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. 

“Fairmont State is fortunate to have a dedicated and caring faculty and staff who are devoted to helping students be successful and become highly regarded registered nurses,” Clayton said. “The majority of our graduates stay in North Central West Virginia to work.” 

Fairmont State offers a traditional ASN program, LPN to ASN program, and a RN to BSN program. The ASN programs are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the WV Board of Nursing. The RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The School of Nursing also offers a School Nurse Certification, accredited by the WV Department of Education.

The list of rankings can be found at

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