ASN Admissions Requirements

All applicants seeking admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program are required to meet admission requirements for Fairmont State University and the School of Nursing.  

  1. The general admission and course placement requirements of Fairmont State University which must be met include the following:  
    1. Applicants must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be considered.  
    2. Submit an application for admission to Fairmont State University.  
    3. Submit ACT, SAT, or COMPASS, scores. 
    4. Submit a high school transcript or GED score; college and/ or LPN transcripts to the Office of Admissions at Fairmont State University. Evidence of all post-secondary education attempted or completed must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.  
  2. Applicants must submit an application to the School of Nursing.  
  3. The requirements for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program which must be met include the following:  
    1. Attain a minimum composite score of 60 on the required nursing entrance examination, the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). A student may test only two times during a calendar year, January 1 - December 31. TEAS scores are good for 24 months prior to the beginning of the academic year for which an applicant is applying.  
    2. Students admitted to the program must submit a completed health form and a negative criminal background check and drug screen, immunizations, American Heart Association CPR certification, health insurance, etc.  Specific information will be provided once admitted to the program. 

ADMISSION FREQUENCY 

  • ASN Traditional Program – twice per year (Fall and Spring) 
  • LPN to ASN Program – twice per year (Fall and Spring) 
  • Hybrid/Weekend – one time per year (Fall) 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

The applications will open in August for admission to the nursing program the following academic year. Application priority deadlines for all programs are: 

  • Fall Admission – January 15th 
  • Spring Admission – May 1st 
  • Summer Admission – March 1st 

The School of Nursing will review all qualified applicants after the priority deadline.  Students should expect to hear about their admission status 4-6 weeks following completion of the review of applicants.  Students may continue to apply after the priority admission date and will be reviewed as spots are available for admission or on the waiting list.  If a student is not admitted for the selected semester, a new nursing application must be submitted. 

Students are provisionally admitted to the program will receive an e-mail regarding required next steps, such as background checks, drug screening, immunizations, physical examination, health insurance, CPR, etc.  Students must ensure submission and approval of all required documents prior to August 1st for Fall admission, January 1st for Spring admission, and May 1st for Summer Admission.   

TRANSITION INTO THE RN TO BSN PROGRAM 

Students who have completed their first two semesters of the ASN program and have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and have been successful in their first attempt at all nursing courses are eligible to enroll in NURS 3320 (Health Assessment) and NURS 3360 (Nursing Ethics).  Permission to do so is required from your academic advisor and the BSN faculty. 

Following graduation, students who plan to transition into the BSN program must submit an application to the nursing program and meet the BSN program admission requirements. 

Traditional ASN Program Model Schedule 

Semester 1 (17cr) 

ENGL 1101  Written English I (3cr) 
NURS 1101  Fundamentals of Nursing (7cr) 
NUTR 1110  Nutrition (3cr) 
BIOL 1180Anatomy and Physiology (3cr) 
BIOL 1181 Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1cr) 

Semester 2  (17cr) 

NURS 1108Nursing Care of Adults I (6cr) 
NURS 1115Maternal Child Nursing I (4cr) 
NURS 1120Nursing Pharmacology I (1cr) 
BIOL 2205Technical Microbiology (3cr) 
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology (3cr) 

Semester 3 (13cr) 

NURS 2110Nursing Pharmacology II (1cr) 
NURS 2115Maternal Child Nursing II (2cr) 
NURS 2203Mental Health Nursing (4cr) 
NURS 2208Nursing Care of Adults II (6cr) 

Semester 4 (13cr) 

NURS 2210Nursing Pharmacology III (1cr) 
NURS 2211Professional Role Transition (2cr) 
NURS 2212Nursing Care of Adults III (3cr) 
NURS 2215Maternal Child Nursing III (2cr) 
NURS 2220Capstone (2cr) 
ENGL 1102Written English II (3cr) 

Hybrid/Weekend ASN Program Model Schedule 

Semester 1 (17cr) 

ENGL 1101  Written English I (3cr) 
NURS 1101  Fundamentals of Nursing (7cr) 
NUTR 1110  Nutrition (3cr) 
BIOL 1180Anatomy and Physiology (3cr) 
BIOL 1181 Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1cr) 

Semester 2  (17cr) 

NURS 1108Nursing Care of Adults I (6cr) 
NURS 1115Maternal Child Nursing I (4cr) 
NURS 1120Nursing Pharmacology I (1cr) 
BIOL 2205Technical Microbiology (3cr) 
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology (3cr) 

Semester 3 (13cr) 

NURS 2110Nursing Pharmacology II (1cr) 
NURS 2115Maternal Child Nursing II (2cr) 
NURS 2203Mental Health Nursing (4cr) 
NURS 2208Nursing Care of Adults II (6cr) 

Semester 4 (13cr) 

NURS 2210Nursing Pharmacology III (1cr) 
NURS 2211Professional Role Transition (2cr) 
NURS 2212Nursing Care of Adults III (3cr) 
NURS 2215Maternal Child Nursing III (2cr) 
NURS 2220Capstone (2cr) 
ENGL 1102Written English II (3cr)