Welcome to the Fairmont State University College of Nursing where more than 350 students are currently pursuing degrees and over 3,500 graduates are practicing in health care positions and facilities throughout West Virginia, the United States, and foreign countries.
The mission of Fairmont State University College 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 College of Nursing accomplishes its mission by offering an Associate of Science in Nursing program, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, and a School Nurse Certification Program.
The Nursing Pathway Program is designed for students who have been admitted to a nursing program in an upcoming semester or for students who are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. A student can be in the nursing pathway program for a maximum of 45 credits prior to the need to change their major.
Many of the courses in the Nursing Pathway Program meet the Fairmont State University Core Curriculum requirements for graduation or lay the foundation for an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
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.
Three program tracks are available for students.
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.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program has a long history of successful graduates dating back to 1989.
The BSN program offers two program tracks and one specialty certification.
Our faculty, staff, state-of-the-art equipped skills and simulation lab, and clinical partners offer students an excellent opportunity to develop their professional skills.