Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program


The BSN Degree Program offers four 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, the 2nd degree accelerated Roadrunner BSN option as well as the 2nd degree seeking Pathways BSN option for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field. These two options are 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 School of Nursing is a Full Member of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) and has implemented the NMNEC common statewide curriculum within the BSN degree plan. 

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.

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 You may also visit us in the Nursing Advising Center in the College of Health and Social Services room 110. Pre-Nurs advising is now located in Garcia Hall.


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.