Hybrid/Weekend ASN

Fairmont State University's 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.

Admissions Requirements

All applicants seeking admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program are required to meet admission requirements for Fairmont State University and the College 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 or SAT 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 College 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.  A minimum composite TEAS score of 60 does not guarantee admission to the program.  To be  for admission composite TEAS scores in the mid to upper 70s or higher is recommended.
    2. Students admitted to the program must submit a completed health form and a have negative criminal background check and drug screen, required 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) 

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 

The College 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. 

Model Schedule

Semester 1

Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1101  Written English I  3 cr
NURS 1101  Fundamentals of Nursing 7 cr
NUTR 1110  Nutrition 3 cr
BIOL 1180  Anatomy and Physiology 3 cr
BIOL 1181  Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1 cr
Total Credits 17 cr

Semester 2

Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 1108  Nursing Care of Adults I 6 cr
NURS 1115  Maternal Child Nursing I  4 cr
NURS 1120  Nursing Pharmacology I 1 cr
BIOL 2205  Technical Microbiology 3 cr
PSYC 1101  Introduction to Psychology 3 cr
Total Credits 17 cr

Semester 3

Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 2110  Nursing Pharmacology II 1 cr
NURS 2115  Maternal Child Nursing II 2 cr
NURS 2203  Mental Health Nursing 4 cr
NURS 2208  Nursing Care of Adults II 6 cr
Total Credits 13 cr

Semester 4

Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 2210  Nursing Pharmacology III 1 cr
NURS 2211  Professional Role Transition 2 cr
NURS 2212  Nursing Care of Adults III 3 cr
NURS 2215  Maternal Child Nursing III 2 cr
NURS 2220  Capstone 2 cr
ENGL 1102  Written English II 3 cr
Total Credits 13 cr