You can apply online beginning in August of each year. The priority deadline for Fall admission is January 15th; Spring admission is 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 the completion of review of applicants. Students may continue to apply after the priority deadline and will be reviewed as spots are available for admission or on the wait list.
The Traditional RN Program track accepts students for both the fall and spring terms.
The LPN to ASN Program track accepts students for both the fall and spring terms.
The Hybrid/Weekend ASN Program track accepts students for the fall term only.
The Traditional ASN program is 4 semesters, with summers off.
The LPN to ASN program is 3 semesters, including summer.
The Hybrid/Weekend ASN Program is 4 semesters, including summer.
Upon completion of any of these program tracks, 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).
You will need to apply for each semester of the program in which you would want to be considered.
Yes. If you are not admitted, you will need to reapply for any future academic semesters or years.
You will have to submit a new application. Certain other credentials may have to be submitted again, like updated transcripts (if you have taken more classes) or a new TEAS test. You will be notified of any additional credentials that are required by the Office of Admissions.
New students to Fairmont State University must submit the regular application for admission to the university. In addition, students will need to submit an applicaiton to the nursing program. If you are applying for the ASN program (traditional, LPN to ASN or hybrid/weekend) make sure that you choose the ASN program applicaiton. If you are applying for the RN-BSN program, please select this applicaiton. The Nursing Program Application does not have a fee.
You can apply online beginning in August of each year. The priority deadline for Fall admission is January 15th; Spring admission is May 1st. The College of Nursing will review all qualified applicants after the priority deadline. Students may continue to apply after the priority deadline and applications will be reviewed as spots are available for admission or on the wait list.
The Traditional ASN Program accepts 48 students in the fall and 48 students in the spring of each academic year.
The LPN to ASN Program accepts 32 students in the fall and 32 students in the spring of each academic year.
The Hybrid/Weekend ASN Program accepts 32 students in the fall term only.
Students qualified for admission may be placed on the wait list to see if a spot becomes available. If an admitted student decides not to come in to the program a student from the wait list may be admitted. The wait list will be destroyed in August for Fall admission and December for Spring admission. If the student is on the wait list and not admitted to the program he/she will need to reapply to the program for admission consideration. When the wait list is full no additional applications will be reviewed for admission. A separate wait list exists for each program.
There is a separate wait list created for each program and for each semester. When a space becomes available the first person on the wait list is offered admission to the program. Once the wait list reaches capacity, students will no longer be reviewed for admission eligibility.
The Traditional ASN Program is taught on the main campus in Fairmont. Clinicals are held within the Fairmont State University region.
The LPN-ASN Program is synchronous online classes with clinicals held on FSU’s main campus and area hospitals.
The HybridWeekend ASN Program will have their courses taught on the main Fairmont campus with an occassional lecture taught virtually. Clinical labs will be conducted in regional hospitals and healthcare organizations. Skills labs and Simulation labs will be held on the Fairmont main campus.
There are no pre-requisite courses for the traditional ASN program.
There are no required pre-requisite courses for the hybrid/weekend ASN program; however it is helpful to take as many non-nursing courses as possible prior to coming into the program.
There are several required pre-requisite courses for the LPN to ASN program. The courses include:
Tuition and fees are based on the number of credit hours taken and is set by the University. Students must meet clinical agency requirements including drug screen, background check, CPR, health insurance, vaccinations and titers, etc. Additionally, books and supplies for the first semester can range from $1,000-$1,500 or higher. Other semesters, books can range from $250-$500. All nursing books are used throughout the program. There is a uniform fee of approximately $200 for the first semester. There is a program fee each semester of approximately $550, which is prorated for part-time students. There is a standardized testing fee of approximately $200 per semester for students in the ASN program (traditional, LPN to ASN, hybrid/weekend). During the last semester, students will need to pay fees associated with taking the licensing exam and state requirements for RN licensure.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at Fairmont State University for assistance. For those receiving financial aid, please discuss with a financial aid representative how you want your funds distributed (for example, which semesters – Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer).
****Current, Transfer or Readmitted students who have completed 24 or more college credit hours are exempt from this requirement.
TEAS is short for Test of Essential Academic Skills. It’s a 4 part online assessment of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English.
We will accept TEAS V and/or TEAS VI (ATI TEAS).
Registration: For information about the TEAS exam at Fairmont State University visit the LEAD Center page.
Go to atitesting.com and order a transcript to be sent to ‘Fairmont State University TEAS.’
You may take the TEAS test twice in any calendar year, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.
TEAS scores are valid for 24 months prior to the beginning of the academic year for which you are applying. ONLY SCORES TAKEN WITHIN THIS TIME FRAME WILL BE CONSIDERED. For example, if you are applying for admission for the Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 the earliest acceptable date for TEAS scores is August 1, 2022.
The LEAD Center on the 2nd floor of the Library provides tutoring services. Please refer to their website for hours.
ATI TEAS Prep Products are available https://www.atitesting.com/teas-prep
You will receive a series of letters regarding your admission status.
For more information, visit the College of Nursing website, or call the College of Nursing at 304-367-4133.