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