The College of Nursing offers the bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree through three distinct options: Pre-Licensure Option, NMNEC Dual Degree Option, and RN to BSN Degree Completion Option.
The goals of the B.S.N. program are to prepare graduates to prepare successful nursing professionals, create a community within the University of New Mexico College of Nursing that is diverse, inclusive and supportive, and develop and sustain collaborative partnerships.
BSN Pre-licensure Option:
Selections form qualified applicants are based on the HESI A2 composite score, GPA of required classes, and other factors.
NMNEC Dual Degree Option:
Nursing combines science and technology with the desire to help people. Nurses assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. Nurses may advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and varied roles.
In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S territories, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN, in order to obtain a nursing license. Nurses may be licensed in more than one State, either by examination or by the endorsement of a licensed issued by another State. Nursing programs range from associate degrees to graduate level programs; higher degrees typically involve a broader and more complex scope of patient care. UNM offers a variety of degree options at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.