Fairmont State University is on the front lines of training qualified students for the health care industry. And at no time in our history have those nurses and health care industry professionals been more important to our communities and our nation. A contribution to the School of Nursing will be put to use immediately by providing scholarships to entice students to stay in school and continue their education, by providing discretionary funds to purchase needed equipment and by helping to hire more adjuncts to help increase the number of students we can train.
Why should you give now? Our students are top-notch. They are the graduates who you want to have at your bedside in a time of crisis. In May 2019, Fairmont State University’s School of Nursing was ranked the No. 1 nursing school in the state by RNCareers.org, 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.
Graduates of Fairmont’s program have consistently exceeded state passing rates on the National Council Licensure Examination and are in great demand by employers. Our nursing faculty are dedicated and committed to excellence in innovation in teaching, scholarship, and service.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018) projects 1.1 million additional nurses are needed to avoid further shortages. Employment opportunities for nurses are projected to grow at a faster rate (15%) than all other occupations through 2026 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018). The Fairmont State University School of Nursing has a 100 percent placement rate among its graduates seeking employment.
Now is the time. Support our School of Nursing program. These are the graduates you want to provide your health care in the coming years. Our nursing students, now more than ever, are worth your investment.