The BSN Degree Program offers three degree options to accommodate either the beginning nursing student with the traditional BSN degree, the returning registered nurse (RN) who wishes to complete a BSN, and the 2nd degree seeking Pathways BSN option for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field. This is an alternate entry to the 2 ½ year (PATHWAY) or 19 Month (ROADRUNNER) BSN program that is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in another field who wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. Students from diverse academic backgrounds who seek a rigorous education in professional nursing will complete approximately 67 undergraduate credits. Successful graduates of the BSN program option would be eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Exam (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). All prerequisite and requisite course work taken at other institutions will be evaluated for admission to the 2nd Degree alternate route BSN program option. The ROADRUNNER program is only offered at the NMSU Las Cruces Campus.
NMSU School of Nursing main campus has partnered with the NMSU Grants Community College and NMSU Alamogordo, to offer students at both campus’ the BSN degree option. The nursing students in both Grants and Alamogordo receive the same instruction as the nursing students at NMSU’s main campus, via interactive television (ITV) through videoconferencing and online components. Instruction is delivered to both sites from main campus in a real-time synchronous two-way interactive environment. Students may also share access to course materials and assignments online using Instructure Canvas.
NMSU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Approval by the New Mexico Board of Nursing is required for graduates to be eligible for the National Council Licensing Examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Accreditation by the CCNE assures students and employers that the programs have met national education standards. Graduation from a CCNE-accredited program can facilitate a student’s acceptance into advanced educational and certification programs, graduate schools, or the armed forces.
For more information about any of our the BSN program options, please contact the School of Nursing undergraduate advisers at 575-646-7311, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit us in the Nursing Advising Center in the College of Health and Social Services room 110.
|NOTE: All students wanting to apply to the traditional BSN program must first meet with a pre-nursing adviser before applying to the program. Transcripts will not be evaluated without first applying for admission.|