Applications for all ASN program tracts (Traditional ASN and LPN-ASN) for the 2020-2021 year will open on August 26, 2019 at 8 am. The application must be submitted electronically and can be found at www.fairmontstate.edu/ASN-Application. Applications are taken until the class cohorts and wait list are full.
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 semesters - fall to fall) is for LPNs who can attend class over the computer 2-3 evenings a week and clinical two days a month.
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.
The faculty of Fairmont State’s ASN Program believes that a quality education should be based on current professional standards and sound educational theory. The following documents and standards serve as a guide for the curriculum:
To guide the approach to teaching and learning, the faculty adopted Malcolm Knowles’s Theory of Andragogy for theory application and David Kolb’s Theory of Experiential Learning for clinical application. The faculty believes that nursing students should be active in their own learning at all stages of the teaching/learning process, build on personal experiences, focus on solving patient and healthcare problems, and exhibit characteristics of professionalism. Students learn best through experience and reflection. The process of teaching and learning is as important as the content delivered.
GRADUATE OUTCOMES (ASN)
Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program, the graduate will be able to:
EXPECTED PROGRAM OUTCOMES