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Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fairmont, MN, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Fairmont State University is designed for registered nurses who desire a baccalaureate degree in nursing. It provides career mobility for the associate degree and diploma graduate nurse. 
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The Nursing program at Fairmont State University 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Upon completion of the BSN program, graduates should be able to:

  • Synthesize experiential, empirical, and theoretical knowledge from nursing and general education as a framework for nurse generalist practice.
  • Function within the roles of care provider; designer, manager, and coordinator of care; and member of the profession.
  • Use the critical thinking process to solve problems and make decisions in the professional nursing roles.
  • Provide safe, effective, efficient, and evidence-based care that is patient-centered and family and population-oriented.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Assessment
  • Nursing Care of the Older Adult 
  • Professional Concepts in Nursing
  • Nursing Ethics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Applicant must have completed a satisfactory program of secondary school studies equivalent to an American high school. 
  • An officially certified English translation of high school transcripts or college transcripts, if applicable, must accompany applications. 
  • In cases where high school graduation is expected after the application deadline for admission, acceptance at Fairmont State would be given to the prospective student with the understanding that the student successfully complete the necessary academic requirements and submit proof of graduation. Photo copies will not be accepted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3869 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairmont

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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