ASN Admissions Requirements

GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING ADMISSION TO THE ASN PROGRAM

  • Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are being accepted by the online application.
  • An academic year consists of a fall and the immediately following spring term.
  • Admission is granted once the application is complete and space is available.
  • TEAS scores are valid if taken within 24 months of the semester for which a student is submitting an application.
  • The TEAS test can only be taken twice in a calendar year.
  • Either TEAS V or TEAS VI is acceptable. The highest scores from each test are accepted.

THE TRADITIONAL ASN PROGRAM

The Traditional ASN Program track admits 48 students for the fall term and 48 students for the spring term of every academic year.

  • Students may apply for only one term (either fall or spring) within an academic year.
  • Students applying for the fall term, after it is full, will automatically be considered for the spring term as long as space is available. Once both the fall and spring terms are full, a wait list is created. Students must be eligible for admission to be placed on the wait list. When space becomes available, students are moved into the first spot available (either fall or spring) regardless of the original term indicated on the application.
  • Once the classes are filled, a waitlist is created. Once the waitlist is capped, students will no longer be reviewed for Nursing Program eligibility.
  • Students who remain on the wait list or those who do not make the wait list must reapply for the next academic year.

THE WEEKEND ASN PROGRAM

The Weekend Program is currently not accepting applications.  The Weekend Program track is for individuals who want to pursue a RN degree but are unable to attend the weekday classes for the ASN Traditional Program track. This Weekend program track meets Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays every other weekend. Classes run for six semesters (Fall-Spring). Admission is annually in the fall semester. Credit hours range from 9-13 credits per semester. This particular track is a highly structured, intense program.

THE LPN TO ASN PROGRAM

The LPN to RN Program track accepts 32 students each academic year and the program begins in the fall term only.

  • Once the class is full, a wait list is created and eligible students are moved into spots as they become available.
  • Once the waitlist is capped, students will no longer be reviewed for Nursing Program eligibility.
  • Students remaining on the wait list or those who do not make the wait list must reapply for the next academic year.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT FOR THE ASN PROGRAMS

  1. Meet the general admissions and course placement requirements of Fairmont State University.  Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA from high school and/or college to be considered.
  2. Submit FSU application; ACT, SAT, COMPASS scores; high school transcript or GED scores; college and LPN transcripts to the Office of Admissions at Fairmont Sate. Evidence of all post-secondary education attempted or completed must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
  3. Successfully pass the TEAS by achieving the established minimum score of 50 on Math and English components and a minimum score of 60 on the Science and Reading components.  A student may take the TEAS test only two times during a calendar year.  TEAS scores are good for 24 months prior to beginning of the academic year for which the applicant is applying.
  4. Submit a copy of the current unencumbered LPN license, if applicable.
  5. Submit an Associate Degree Nursing Application.
  6. Students who have a composite ACT of 22 or higher or higher, or a New SAT of 1100, or an Old SAT of 1020 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher can be directly admitted concurrently into the ASN and BSN Programs.
  7. Students admitted to the program must submit a completed health form; have a negative drug screen and a clear background check.

DUAL ADMISSION TO THE ASN AND BSN DEGREE PROGRAMS

  1. Students who have an ACT of 22 or higher, or a New SAT of 1100, or an Old Sat of 1020 and a GPA of 3.0, may be concurrently admitted to the BSN and ASN Degree programs.
  2. Students, who are in good standing in their 3rd and/or 4th semesters of their ASN Program, may seek permission for concurrent admission into the BSN program.

TRANSITION INTO THE RN TO BSN PROGRAM

Students who are currently enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program who plan to continue their education through the RN - BSN track may transition into the Bachelors of Science Nursing (BSN) Program in the second year of their ASN classes. 

Students are eligible to enroll in Nursing 3320 Health Assessment and in Nursing 3340 Nursing Care of the Older Adult with the consent of the instructor. Since it is important for students to progress from the normal to the abnormal, it is strongly recommended that Nursing 3320, Health Assessment, be the first class taken. ASN students are still held responsible to meet all of the requirements to graduate with the Associate Degree at the end of their second year of nursing. Students must also successfully complete their licensing exam to continue in the Bachelors of Science Nursing Program.

After graduation from the ASN Program, students who wish to pursue their BS in must change their degree to BSN in the Registrar’s Office. See a BSN faculty member for current information regarding program requirements.