Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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The MSN degree is now available in a fully online format

The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) provides graduate level education and training in the field of nursing administration. Students enrolled in the Nursing Administration MSN program acquire the knowledge and experience to assume leadership positions in a wide range of health care systems and fulfill the fundamental requirements to secure middle and top-level administrative positions in health care agencies.

The MSN Administration degree option is available to nurses who possess an RN license and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). Courses for this degree are delivered through distance education (i.e., online), which allows nurses to advance their careers while working and remaining in their communities.


Currently Accepting Applications!


  • Apply to the MSN Program through the NMSU Graduate School (https://gradschool.nmsu.edu/how-to-apply/) and upload the following documents:
    • Current CV/resume.
    • RN license
    • Unofficial transcripts from nursing programs/degrees
    • A letter of intent specifying career goals and a clear statement of how the MSN will advance the applicant’s career
    • Names and contact information for three (3) references from colleagues in clinical practice
  • Official transcripts from all prior college and universities attended sent directly to the School of Nursing and to the NMSU Graduate School (2 sets)
  • Applicants may be invited to attend an interview with faculty (on campus or via videoconferencing)

      • Successful admission to the NMSU Graduate School
      • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a minimum nursing GPA of 3.0 or better
      • Current unencumbered RN license from one of the 50 U.S. States or Territories
      • Undergraduate or graduate level statistics course
      • Admission to the MSN Program is a competitive process based on the components of the application and interview

Distance Education Disclaimer for Out of State Students
New Mexico State University is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Members of SARA agree to honor the regulatory requirements of each member state. If you do not plan to reside in New Mexico during your graduate nursing program, please check the SARA authorization map to check NMSU’s authorization status in your state.  Many state boards of nursing restrict online nursing programs in their state or require approval of the educational institution. If you do not plan to reside in New Mexico during your graduate nursing program, please check the National Council on State Boards of Nursing APRN Distance Education Requirements in your state and contact the SON Graduate Advisor to find out if NMSU is approved in your state.  


Interested applicants should contact:

Graduate Program Advisor

MSN Specialty Track Director