Our Mission

Our mission at the School of Nursing is to promote health and improve the quality of life of the people of New Mexico through nursing education, research, practice and public service, recognizing the state’s multicultural heritage and dynamic border environment.

Welcome to the School of Nursing at New Mexico State University

Our dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs provide a wide variety of options for the beginning and advanced nursing student. Over the past 5 years, our programs have expanded and changed to offer more degree plans in both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as the delivery of many of our courses now fully online. Our geographical location along the United States Mexico Border and our diverse student population provides all students with outstanding clinical experiences-acute care and community based. 

Nursing Degree Plans

Within the BSN Program are 3 options: The traditional 4 year pre-licensure BSN, the online RN to BSN program for returning nurses, and the 2nd degree Pathways option. The School of Nursing is a Full Member of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) and has implemented the NMNEC common statewide curriculum. More information about prerequisites, the Program of Study, admissions, and ADN and BSN partnerships is available by clicking here

At the graduate level, we currently offer a Master of Science in Nursing Administration degree option. The School of Nursing is also excited to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The DNP is a doctoral degree with a practice based emphasis for nurses at the highest level of nursing practice. We also continue to offer the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) with a research based emphasis for the more advanced nurse looking to pursue a PhD.

The use of educational technologies is evident in all of our programs with the RN to BSN option available online, only requiring an online synchronous orientation at the start of the first semester along with online courses throughout the remaining semesters, and local practicum sites to make this education available across the region. Our MSN degree plan in Nursing Administration is also available online for the busy professional looking to further their professional career. Not to mention, our Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) and our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees that are both available online using various synchronous and asynchronous technologies. Our online programs are designed with the working nurse in mind to help make your experience with us a more memorable and productive one that fits your busy schedule.

In support of our local communities, many faculty and students are involved in community service throughout the state of New Mexico. Please visit our Student Nurses Association to learn more about their work.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at New Mexico State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The post-graduate APRN certificate program at New Mexico State University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Explore our website and contact us to start or continue your professional nursing education. You can also visit us on campus, we are located on the 1st floor of the College of Health and Social Services in room 102. Click on the Interactive Map icon below and type HSS in the search field to find our building on campus.

Nursing Recognition Wall

Nursing Recognition WallDo you know a Nurse you would like to Honor?

Thanks to a special initiative in the College of Health and Social Services, you now have the unique opportunity to join alumni, faculty, staff and community members in purchasing a beautifully inscribed Baltic birch plaque that will hang on the Nursing Recognition Wall in the Health and Social Services building.

Your plaque will include the special nurse’s name, a short quote, and a photo. In addition, a booklet will be created that includes longer narratives for those featured on the wall, so individuals can learn more about each nurse’s legacy. Plaques with photos are $1,000 and those without are $500. All proceeds will go to a nursing scholarship fund. Space is limited.

For more information or to purchase a plaque, contact Sarah Babins at 575-646-5061 or by email sbabins@nmsu.edu.