Nursing Pathway

The Nursing Pathway Program is designed for students who have been admitted to a nursing program in an upcoming semester or for students who are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. A student can be in the nursing pathway program for a maximum of 45 credits prior to the need to change their major.

Many of the courses in the Nursing Pathway Program meet the Fairmont State University Core Curriculum requirements for graduation or lay the foundation for an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree as shown in the following table.

For additional information about the Nursing Pathway Program or to schedule courses, please contact the College of Nursing professional advisor, Mr. McDonald at steve.mcdonald@fairmontstate.edu.

Please refer to the specific degree and program track requirements listed on the College of Nursing website. Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid to discuss financial aid eligibility and the impact that being in the Nursing Pathway program may have on financial aid assistance.

Semester 1

Course Title Credits Required
ASN
Required
BSN
Core Curriculum
BIOL 1180 Anatomy & Physiology 3 X X Natural Science with Critical Thinking
BIOL 1181 Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1 X X Natural Science with Critical Thinking
ENGL 1101 Written English I 3-4 X X Written Communication
NURS 1025 Introduction to Nursing 3   X First Year Seminar
#Choice Mathematics 3-4   X Mathematics
#Choice Fine Arts with Critical Thinking 3   X Fine Arts with Critical Thinking

# Course must be selected from the approved Core Curriculum list of courses.

Semester 2

Course Title Credits Required
ASN
Required
BSN
Core Curriculum
CHEM 1101 General Chemistry 4   X  
ENGL 1102 or 1103 Written English II or Technical Report Writing 3 X X Written English
PHED 1100 Medical Terminology 3   X  
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3 X X Social Science with Critical Thinking
#Choice Humanities with Critical Thinking 3   X Humanities with Critical Thinking

# Course must be selected from the approved Core Curriculum list of courses.

Semester 3

Course Title Credits Required
ASN
Required
BSN
Core Curriculum
BIOL 2205 Microbiology 3 X X
NUTR 1110 Nutrition 3 X X Fitness and Well-being
*NURS 3310 Health Promotion and Communication 3   X  
*NURS 3332 Assessment and Physical Examination 3   X  
#Choice Communication 3   X Oral Communication

*Must be admitted into the BSN program to take these courses.
# Course must be selected from the approved Core Curriculum list of courses.

Other Courses

These courses could potentially be taken if all of the above courses are completed include

Course Title Credits Required ASN Required
BSN
Core Curriculum
#Choice Citizenship 3   X Citizenship Core Curriculum Choice
Management Choice BSBA 2209: Principles of Management MGMT 3308: Human Resource Management 3   X  
Statistics Choice PSYC 2240, SOCY 2240, BSBA 3310 or MATH 1530 3   X  

# Course must be selected from the approved Core Curriculum list of courses.