School of Nursing

Welcome to the Fairmont State University School of Nursing where more than 325 students are currently pursuing degrees and over 2,500 graduates are practicing in health care positions and facilities throughout West Virginia, the United States and foreign countries.

Mission and Vision

The mission of Fairmont State University School of Nursing 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.

Our vision is to be a center for excellence in nursing education where graduates are capable of providing care for and changing the health of the world.

The School of Nursing accomplishes its mission by offering an Associate of Science in Nursing program and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program has a long history of successful graduates dating back to 1964. Mildred Montag was the founder of the program. Graduates of the program have consistently exceeded state passing rates on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and are in great demand by employers.

Two program tracks are available for students.  The Traditional ASN track is best for individuals who can attend college courses on campus with clinical rotations occurring on a variety of days and times.  The LPN-ASN track is a synchronous on-line evening program with clinical two days a month designed for LPNs who wish to become RNs.  The ASN nursing program enhances learning through clinical experiences in the authentic arena (hospitals, clinics, community settings), in our state-of-the-art simulation and our skills labs.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program provides associate degree and diploma nurses the chance 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 this degree through asynchronous on-line learning and flexible, realistic practicum experiences as a part-time or full-time student.

Our faculty, physical facilities, equipment, clinical settings and technology offer students an excellent opportunity to develop their professional skills.