Fairmont State University’s online RN to BSN program has been recognized as one of the best in the State of West Virginia by RegisteredNursing.org.
The nursing advocacy organization acknowledged Fairmont State’s College of Nursing in its rankings for enabling nurses to expand their bedside and clinical capabilities through the RN to BSN program, while focusing on professional role development, patient-centered care and critical thinking in clinical situations.
Russell Patrick is used to hard work. For eight years, he worked 16-hour shifts, seven days a week in the coal mines. But this weekend, when he walks across the stage in the Feaster Center, signaling his distinction as a Fairmont State University RN-BSN graduate, he will have officially completed his most difficult – yet rewarding – challenge to date, all while heeding his father’s sage advice.
Mon Health System and Fairmont State University announced today during a joint press conference the launch of the Mon Health Scholars Program & the F2M Partnership.
The new partnership between Fairmont State University’s School of Nursing and Mon Health System, Inc. offers traditional ASN and LPN to ASN students a scholarship and the promise of employment with Mon Health System after completing their degree.
Fairmont State University has been ranked No. 2 for the Best Online RN to BSN Program in West Virginia by RegisteredNursing.org.
RegisteredNursing.org works to provide students with information to help make the right choice for them when selecting a nursing program. They build a database of nursing programs for all degree levels and specializations across the country and then filter out programs.
A college diploma can open up new career opportunities for working adults. Economic projections indicate that by 2018 more than 49 percent of jobs in the state will require education or training beyond high school, but only 26 percent of West Virginians have completed an associate or bachelor’s degree.
Fairmont State University is hosting an Open House for Adult Students on Aug. 1 for those considering finishing a degree started earlier in life or beginning a new degree.
Liz Boord of Kingmont has no trouble recalling the first moment she decided to apply to Fairmont State University. It was the day she watched her sister, Laura Lombardi, give birth to a son, Joseph. It was Aug. 1, 2009. “The nurses were so cool. When they let me help, that was my ‘wow’ moment,” she said. By August 2010, the wife and mother was taking anatomy and microbiology classes as an FSU undergraduate student pursuing her own Associate of Science degree in Nursing.
When you walk through the door of the Simulation Center for the School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration, you feel like you’ve stepped off of a college campus and into an interactive clinical setting. The initiative to develop this lab, which currently has four human patient simulators and a new childbirth simulator, was headed by Connie Moore, Associate Professor/Senior of Nursing.
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