Associate Degree Program

OVERVIEW OF THE ASN PROGRAM 

Fairmont State University's School of Nursing offers 3 program options for a student to obtain the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN). 

Traditional ASN (4 full time semesters- fall and spring) is best suited for students who can attend classes and clinical through the week.  

Nontraditional LPN-ASN (3 full-time consecutive semesters, includes summer) is for LPNs who can attend class over the computer 2-3 evenings a week and clinical two to three days a month.   

Hybrid Weekend ASN (4 consecutive semesters, including summer) is designed for individuals who cannot attend regular weekday classes due to personal or professional obligations. Classes and clinical are held Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays with general education and support courses being offered online, during the week in the evenings, or during the summer.  Students are encouraged to complete all non-nursing support courses prior to entering the program. 

Upon graduation, the student receives the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree and is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The ASN nurse is prepared as a nurse to care for clients with common health problems in structured settings. The associate degree nurse's practice is defined by the roles of care provider, client teacher, communicator, manager of client care and member within the profession of nursing

 

Traditional ASN Program Model Schedule (Summers off)

Semester 1 (17cr) 

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

Semester 2  (17cr) 

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

Semester 3 (13cr) 

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

Semester 4 (13cr) 

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

Hybrid/Weekend ASN Program Model Schedule (Consecutive Semesters, no summers off)

Semester 1 (17cr) 

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

Semester 2  (17cr) 

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

Semester 3 (13cr) 

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

Semester 4 (13cr) 

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