The Nursing Program
Eligibility for application to the nursing program includes the following: a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all prerequisite courses, a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the science courses, a current BLS/CPR certificate from American Heart Association, HESI Admission test score of at least 75. Math and science courses must have been completed within five years prior to enrollment in the Nursing Program.
The following are required prerequisites prior to admission: BIOL 2210 , BIOL 2210L , BIOL 2225 , BIOL 2225L , ENGL 1120 or ENGL 2210 and MATH 1220 or MATH 1350 . Students must meet with a nursing adviser prior to completing the application. It is the student’s responsibility to meet the application deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Prospective students who have been convicted of a felony are advised to contact the appropriate state board of nursing prior to admission to determine their eligibility for licensure. Fingerprinting for background checks, drug testing, and proof of required vaccinations are required once students are accepted into the program. All students must meet the stated requirements of each assigned clinical site to qualify for placement.
Accelerated B.S.N. Track
This track is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees from accredited colleges or universities. See an adviser within the School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math for details regarding admission.
Traditional A.D.N. Program Progression
The program is designed to be completed in two academic years after admission to the program. Nursing courses are to be taken in sequence as outlined by the nursing department. A minimum grade of “C” must be maintained in all nursing courses to progress from one level to the next and to graduate. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained to remain in the Nursing Program.
B.S.N. Program Progression
Students complete the five semester B.S.N. track with an Associate in Science in Nursing degree awarded along with a Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of New Mexico.