SON Advising Center

Linking Students with Resources for Success

Students and pre-nursing advisors work together to form a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship and educational experience. Part of this experience requires the student to learn how to be prepared for advising appointments. The DARS system allows students to run a STAR report, or audit, on any academic major or minor.

Additionally, it is very important that all students are aware of academic deadlines which are posted on the University Student Records homepage. The NMSU Catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, academic policies, and graduation information.

Undergraduate Advising

Students who are completing pre-requisite courses for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree, are admitted to NMSU as pre-nursing majors (PNUR) and obtain academic advising through the Center for Academic Advising and Student Success (CAASS). Advising for current BSN students, as well as military and 2nd degree seeking applicants is provided by the SON Advising Center in HSS 110. 

To meet with a BSN advisor, please call 575-621-3812 or email to schedule an appointment.

Karen Pech will have weekly online Zoom drop-in sessions every Tuesday & Friday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at

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Academic Advisor
Lead BSN advisor, student records
Military students, second degree students
(Road Runner and Pathways program)

Telephone: 575-646-2164
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Academic Advisor
BSN Program
Telephone: 575-646-7770


The info sessions are scheduled for:

  • September 14, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • October 19, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • November 16, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All sessions with be held in-person in Room 218 or can be accessed by Zoom using the following link;

Please feel free to view the following video that provides information for Pre-Nursing majors on the nursing profession, NMSU’s Bachelor of Nursing Curriculum, pre-requisites, application process and criteria, and much more. Please note Christy no longer works with NMSU.


Graduate Advising

Advising for applicants to the MSN, DNP, and Post Graduate APRN certificate programs, as well as current graduate students , is provided by the Graduate Nursing Advisor, Anthony Castro.

AnthonyCastro2022.jpg Anthony Castro
Academic Advisor
Graduate programs (MSN, DNP, PhD)
Telephone: 575-646-2772

School of Nursing Advising Center Contact Information:

The SON Advising Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. in HSS 110.  Appointments are preferred. There will be no office hours offered during NMSU Holidays or breaks

To schedule your appointment, please call 575-646-7311 or email us at

Administrative Staff

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Betty Adaime
Administrative Assistant
Telephone: 575-646-2041
Stacey Contreras
Nursing Student Coordinator-Clinical Clearances
Telephone: 575-646-3235
Adrianna Sanchez
Nursing Student Program Coordinator
Telephone: 575-646-3179