Dr. Laura Clayton

Fairmont State honors Hutson family contributions to School of Nursing

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fairmont State philanthropists, alumni and Harrison County natives, Rusty and Kimberly Hutson were honored during a press conference on Tuesday for a series of gifts totaling $500,000 to benefit the School of Nursing. The celebration included the unveiling of the newly named Rusty & Kimberly Hutson Family Nursing Simulation Laboratory. 

Fairmont State and partner Mon Health awarded $499,975 federal grant

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Fairmont State University and partner Mon Health System, Inc., have been selected as one of only four recipients nationwide of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Simulation Education Training Program (NEPQR-SET) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the 2020 grant funding cycle. The award was announced by U.S.

Fairmont State ranked top 50 for nursing majors

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Fairmont State University has been ranked No. 48 as one of the best nursing schools in the country by Study.com. 

School of Nursing ranked in top RN to BSN Programs by RegisteredNursing.org

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Fairmont State University has been ranked No. 2 for the Best Online RN to BSN Program in West Virginia by RegisteredNursing.org. 

RegisteredNursing.org works to provide students with information to help make the right choice for them when selecting a nursing program. They build a database of nursing programs for all degree levels and specializations across the country and then filter out programs. 

Fairmont State School of Nursing waives TEAS for 2020-21 academic year

Friday, April 17, 2020

Fairmont State University’s School of Nursing has received approval from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Practice, ACEN, to waive the TEAS testing program admission requirement for the 2020-2021 academic year only. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has closed the majority of the testing centers throughout the United States. 

Inaugural White Coat Ceremony held to honor Nursing students

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fairmont State University hosted its inaugural White Coat Ceremony for the School of Nursing as a new tradition to symbolize the move into clinical practice and providing compassionate care by nursing students. 

Dr. Laura Clayton, associate dean for the School of Nursing, said the White Coat Ceremony was something she wanted to bring to the University because of the symbolic importance. 

School of Nursing ranked No. 1 nursing school in the state by RNCareers.org

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fairmont State University has been ranked No. 1 in West Virginia in the 4th Annual Nursing School rankings by RNCareers.org

RNCareers.org is a team of nurse educators, nurse practitioners, RNs and LPNs who work to provide the information they wished to have when they started their nursing careers including credible nursing school rankings. 

Mon Health Medical Center Foundation Provides $200,000 Investment in Nursing Education

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

The Mon Health Medical Center Foundation is proud to present a two-year investment of $200,000 to expand Fairmont State University’s capacity for nursing education. Through this investment, Fairmont State University will be able to hire additional faculty that in turn will allow more students to be trained in the field of nursing.   

Associate of Science in Nursing receives continuing accreditation

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Fairmont State University is pleased to announce that the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program in the School of Nursing has received continuing accreditation of their program from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) on April 26, 2019.  The program achieved continuing accreditation for a period of eight years, which is the maximum time awarded by ACEN. The next accreditation visit will be in the Fall 2026.

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