Find Your Niche in the Field of Nursing

"With Nursing, there's a certain amount of a calling," says Dr. Sharon Boni, Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration. "That's all I ever wanted to do. I never even thought about another profession," she says. "Nursing is just such a versatile career. You can do almost anything in Nursing." Fairmont State University's nationally accredited Nursing programs have been designed with working adults in mind, including web-enhanced curriculum, online courses and face-to-face classes taught one evening each week. "There's a lot of flexibility because you can almost always find your niche in Nursing," she says. FSU offers a non-Traditional Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program; a traditional Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program; a traditional Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing program created for nurses who want the BSN but need general studies or support courses; an accelerated BSN for students who already have most of the support courses completed; an online program for School Nurse Certification; and a B.S. in Allied Health Administration. "We have a long and strong history with our programs. Our students also get to see many different kinds of medicine and health care because they're in small community hospitals, they're in a regional hospital and they're in a level one trauma center," Boni says. FSU offers unique opportunities such as studying abroad in South Korea, honing your skills in a state-of-the-art simulation lab and collaborating with acting students on real-life medical scenarios. "We work one-on-one with students in order to have them be successful," she says. "They have our home phone numbers; they have our cell phone numbers. We're pretty tight with the students."