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FSU College of Nursing to host free nursing academy for local high school students

FAIRMONT — Fairmont State University’s College of Nursing will host a free nursing academy for local high school students interested in pursuing careers as professional nurses.

The academy will take place June 27 – 29 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Fairmont State’s campus in the Education Building. Students eligible to participate include 10th – 12th graders residing in Harrison, Marion or Monongalia Counties.

“The mission of the nursing academy is to inspire students to pursue a professional career in nursing by exposing students to experiences and opportunities that nursing has to offer, and to help establish an education path that will lead to a professional career in nursing,” said Fairmont State University College of Nursing Dean, Laura Clayton.

Curriculum for the three-day academy will include:

  • First aid
  • CPR
  • Stop the Bleed Certification
  • Infection control and vital signs skills performance
  • Nursing school preparation
  • A panel discussion
  • A local hospital tour and more

Nursing academy students will also participate in various simulation experiences in areas including birth, pediatrics, geriatrics and telehealth.

The nursing academy is funded through a grant from the West Virginia Center for Nursing. For more information or to register, contact

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