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 nation.
“The School of Nursing is excited to be able to admit students into the ASN program without the TEAS exam scores for the 2020-2021 academic year,” said Dr. Laura Clayton, associate dean of the School of Nursing. “This admission change for the upcoming year has been approved by the ACEN and we hope that this will relieve the stress and anxiety associated with trying to find a testing site for many of our prospective nursing students.”
The school is still accepting applications for admission through May 1. The majority of the open spots for admission are available in the spring semester; students can enroll in and complete non-nursing support courses during the fall semester. All applicants seeking admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program are still required to meet admission requirements for the University and the School of Nursing.
The Associate of Science in Nursing Program has a long history of successful graduates dating back to 1964. Mildred Montag was the founder of the program.
The application for the ASN program and more information can be found at fairmontstate.edu/schoolofnursing
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