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.
The Pathways 2nd degree BSN option is an alternate entry to the 2 year 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.
Upon successful completion of the 2nd degree BSN option, students will be eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Exam (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) upon graduation.
NMSU School of Nursing main campus has partnered with the NMSU Grants Community College in Grants, New Mexico, to offer students at the Grants campus the BSN degree option. The nursing students in Grants 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 the Grants site 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 email@example.com. You may also visit us in the Nursing Advising Center in the College of Health and Social Services room 132.
NOTE: All students wanting to apply to the traditional BSN program must first meet with the pre-nursing advisers before applying to the program. Transcipts will not be evaluated without first applying for admission.