Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program


The BSN Degree Program offers three degree options to accommodate students who are earning their first Bachelors degree, as well as those who already have a Bachelors degree in another field. Successful graduates of the BSN program are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Exam (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). The NMSU 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. 

The School of Nursing has partnered with NMSU-Grants and NMSU-Alamogordo, to offer the BSN degree at both campuses. BSN students in Grants and Alamogordo receive classroom instruction via videoconferencing and clinical experiences at local healthcare facilities with NMSU School of Nursing instructors. The Roadrunner option for 2nd degree students is not offered at the NMSU-Grants or NMSU-Alamogordo campuses. NMSU-Grants and Alamogordo BSN programs only accepts the fall semester cohort.

Application Criteria

  • Completed or in the last semester of nursing program pre-requisite courses (see BSN degree plan)
  • Minimum nursing pre-requisite course GPA 2.75 or above
  • Minimum of C grade in all pre-requisite and general education courses
  • Completion of the HESI-A2 Admission Exam (Biology, Chemistry, Math and all English sections) with a score of > 75%
  • Must meet with a pre-nursing advisor for determine eligibility to apply to the five-semester BSN program

Deadlines for application are February 1st for fall semester start and September 1st for spring semester start.

For more information about any of our the BSN program options, please contact the School of Nursing undergraduate advisors at 575-646-7311, or email us at You may also visit us in the SON Advising Center in the College of Health and Social Services room 110. For Pre-Nurs advising please visit Garcia Hall.

Download the most current BSN Degree Plan

NOTE: All students wanting to apply to the traditional BSN program must first meet with a pre-nursing advisor before applying to the program. Transcripts will not be evaluated without first applying for admission.