Apr 08, 2020  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020

Nursing, A.A.S.


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CIP: 51.3801
School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math, 505-428-1323

The SFCC Nursing Program is approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30326, 404-975-5000 or www.acenursing.org. Students who successfully complete the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) to qualify for licensure as registered nurses in New Mexico. Students who plan to take the licensure examination in another state are advised to contact that state’s board of nursing for specific requirements.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit  section, or speak with an academic advisor.

The Nursing Program


Admission Requirements

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.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Engage in professional nursing practice that is patient centered and culturally appropriate for individuals, families and communities.
  • Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety into nursing practice within health care organizations and systems.
  • Deliver nursing care that is evidence-based across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors through the application of policies that apply to health care delivery.
  • Engage in effective inter-professional collaboration in the delivery of health care for quality patient outcomes.
  • Utilize technologies for the management of information and in the delivery of patient care.
  • Demonstrate conscience in nursing practice through the application of professional nursing standards and ethical and legal decision-making.
  • Establish commitment to ongoing professional growth to assure excellence in the nursing profession.

General Education Requirements: (31 Credits Min.)


Communications (6 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits Min.)


Social/Behavioral Science (6 Credits)


Humanities (3 Credits)


Health and Wellness (1 Credit)


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