Bachelor’s in Nursing – Fairmont State University

The Bachelor’s in Nursing Program is designed for registered nurses who desire a bachelor’s degree in nursing. It provides career mobility for the associate degree and diploma graduate nurse. The program is designed to prepare nurse generalists who possess the professional competence to provide and coordinate care in situations of health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration. The program also provides the student an opportunity to acquire certification in School Health Nursing. The program’s purpose is to provide a base for graduate study and to prepare graduates to assume accountability for nursing practice in the roles of nurse generalist; care provider, designer, manager, and coordinator; and member of the profession.

On completion of the Bachelor’s in Nursing program, graduates should be able to:

  1. Synthesize experiential, empirical, and theoretical knowledge from nursing and general education as a framework for nurse generalist practice.

  2. Function within the roles of care provider; designer, manager, and coordinator of care; and member of the profession.

  3. Use the critical thinking process to solve problems and make decisions in the professional nursing roles.

  4. Provide safe, effective, efficient, and evidence-based care that is patient-centered and family and population-oriented.

A minimum of 120 approved credit hours is required. This includes 28 upper division nursing credits. Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. An accelerated track option is available for students that have almost all of their general studies credits completed, contingent upon an advisor’s approval. The program is a hybrid program with both online and face-to-face components. Students are required to come to campus one night per week or less.


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