What Nursing Schools Offer Training Programs in New Mexico?

Learn about nursing programs in New Mexico. Get information about available degrees and program requirements to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Nursing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

If you are planning to become a registered nurse in New Mexico, you can find programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels that will prepare you for licensing and work in the field. Your degree and training will prepare you for a career in nursing at hospitals, physicians' offices, clinics or other medical facilities.

What You Need to Know

Nursing training programs in New Mexico are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Community colleges offer associate's degree programs. These take two years to finish and prepare students for certification exams in practical and registered nursing. Universities offer bachelor's and master's degree programs. Bachelor's degree programs take four years and offer hands-on clinical experience. Master's degree programs can be completed in two or three years. These programs often include specializations, such as nursing administration or nurse practitioner. Below, some of the nursing programs available in New Mexico are laid out in more detail. Read on to see if any will fit your needs.

Nursing Associate's Degrees in New Mexico

Clovis Community College

The Clovis Community College Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree consists of two levels. Level I courses qualifies you for the NCLEX for licensed practical nurses exam, while Level II courses prepares you for the NCLEX for registered nurses exam. You may complete Level I, earn your LPN license and continue your studies in Level II. Courses in either level cover topics like pharmacology and clinical nursing.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $1,176 per year for in-district residents; $1,248 per year for state residents; $2,376 per year for nonresidents (costs as of 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Biology course, health care assistant course
  • Requirements: Health occupation health test, CPR card
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 3,700 undergraduate students

Luna Community College

Courses in Luna Community College's Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program include anatomy, physiology, mathematics for nursing, psychology, family nursing, medical terminology and nutrition. You qualify for the NCLEX for practical nurses after completing the first year of the program, and the NCLEX for registered nurses after completing the second year of the program.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $886 per year for in-district residents; $1,198 per year for state residents; $2,230 per year for nonresidents (costs as of 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Courses in biology, English and psychology
  • Requirements: Nursing assistant certification, entry examination
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 1,400 undergraduate students

Nursing Bachelor's Degrees in New Mexico

New Mexico State University

The main campus of New Mexico State University offers a 4-year degree program in nursing that qualifies you to sit for the NCLEX for registered nurses. Courses in the program include mathematics, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, nursing and English. The program is available to students without a degree, a 4-year degree in another area or registered nurses pursuing a bachelor's degree.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $6,094 per year for state residents; $19,652 per year for nonresidents (costs as of 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) scores
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 12,800 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students

University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico's College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree to students entering the field or registered nurses pursuing a bachelor's degree. In the program, you complete coursework in biology, English, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, human growth and development and nursing. The nursing program also provides you with a clinical experience, allowing you to gain experience working with patients in a health care setting.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $7,071 per year for state residents; $21,302 per year for nonresidents (costs as of 2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 21,800 undergraduate and 6,100 graduate students

Nursing Master's Degrees in New Mexico

New Mexico State University

This program is available to registered nursing looking to assume leadership roles. Courses in this program cover topics like fiscal management, health policy and leadership. The program is also available in 'roadrunner' format for individuals with bachelor's and master's degrees in field other than nursing who are interested in beginning a nursing career. This program is delivered both in-person and online, and includes clinical rotations. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to assume leadership roles in nursing.

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
  • Fields of Study: Nursing Administration
  • Program Length: 2 to 3 years
  • Tuition: $4,088 per year for in-state and $14,254 per year for out-of-state students (for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 12,800 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students

University of New Mexico

The College of Nursing at the University of New Mexico's main campus offers a master's degree program that can provide you with the education to work as an advanced practice nurse. The program allows you to specialize in an area of advance practice nursing, such as a family nurse practitioner or nurse midwifery. Regardless of concentration, you complete core courses in research, health care policy and evidence-based nursing practice.

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
  • Specialization Areas: Acute care nurse practitioner, community health, family nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, nursing administration, nursing education, pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Tuition: $6,096 per year for in-state and $20,602 per year for out-of-state students (for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in nursing
  • Requirements: Registered nurse license or eligibility, 1 year of nursing experience
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 21,800 undergraduate and 6,100 graduate students

RN programs with associate's degrees in New Mexico are offered through Clovis Community College and Luna Community College; RN programs with bachelor's and master's degrees are offered through New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico.

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