Dr. Sharon BoniThe nursing programs at Fairmont State have reached a peak of excellence and are recognized for their quality throughout West Virginia. The Associate Degree Nursing program has maintained continuing accreditation through the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses since the inception of the program in 1964 and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission since graduating the first class in 1966.

We employ a career ladder approach to nursing education which allows students to complete the Associate Degree in Nursing, become licensed as a Registered Nurse, and then, if desired, progress through the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Baccalaureate nursing courses are offered in the evenings and online, permitting nurses to work day shift and night shift while pursuing a degree.


This program is for individuals with an associate degree in a health care program.  It is a comprehensive program designed to provide health professionals with the education to become health care managers and assistant administrators.  The curriculum is directed toward developing the management, problem solving, finance, and interpersonal skills that are common to a variety of health care organizations. 

Model Schedule


Licensed practical nurses who are admitted to the Associate Degree Nursing Program are eligible for the articulation process into either the Traditional or the Non-Traditional tracks. The Traditional track works best for LPNs who have not been practicing in an acute care setting, and/or have not taken most of the general education studies and support courses, and/or can attend regular day time classes and clinicals.

In January 2001, FSU Department of Nursing began offering West Virginia School Nurse Certification. The program is designed for the BSN prepared registered nurse to conduct and coordinate school health service programs. A certification in School Health Nursing provides a new opportunity for nurses to expand their role and enhance professional growth.

To be eligible for enrollment you must already hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree, be a Registered Nurse in West Virginia, and return to school to complete the School Nurse Certification.

Fairmont State University's School of Nursing offers 2 associate of science degree in nursing programs: the Traditional ASN and the Nontraditional LPN-ASN.

FSU School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration has partnered with several South Korean universities in order to broaden the cultural and global awareness of our students.   Currently FSU has developed global exchange programs with the Schools of Nursing at Ansan University and Namseoul University. FSU is currently exploring a partnership with the Woosong University School of Nursing.

Global Exchange Program

U.S. Army Nursing