The RN-BSN Completion Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education through the year 2022. It is designed for registered nurses (R.N.s) from diverse educational and multicultural backgrounds who want to earn a baccalaureate degree in an environment that will promote personal satisfaction and lifelong learning through challenging experiences.
The program allows RNs to receive credit for past academic and nursing course work and to practice in a varied healthcare setting. The curriculum is designed to be completed in approximately one year of full-time study, after completion of general education requirements. New Mexico State University requires 128 credits for graduation with a bachelor’s degree, 48 of which must be upper division.
New students are admitted once a year and begin classes during the first summer session. Students complete course assignments online. All students are introduced to the technology through a 1-2 day onsite mandatory orientation and are offered technical support through the School of Nursing throughout the semester. It is essential to have a computer with internet service to access the online courses and complete assignments.
Students will be required to meet all NMSU requirements for graduation, including general education requirements. All prerequisite and requisite course work taken at other institutions will be evaluated by the Registrar’s office and transfer credit granted appropriately. Nursing course work taken at other institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis by the School of Nursing and granted appropriate lower-division credit, to a maximum of 41 credits.
If you are interested in applying to the RN-BSN completion program, please take a moment to complete the Request More Information form so we may contact you and answer any questions you may have.
Application deadline for the Summer 2014 cohort is now closed. Please contact the RN-BSN adviser for Summer 2015 applications.