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Associate Degree in Nursing

Western New Mexico University offers a program leading to an Associate Degree in Nursing. It is a limited enrollment program. All students interested in applying for admission must first be admitted to WNMU as specified in the Western New Mexico University catalog. Students may then contact the Department of Nursing to apply for admission to the program. All nursing students are advised by nursing faculty. All students admitted to the nursing program must have a minimum 2.75 grade point average. Students planning to apply for the program are encouraged to enroll in supporting courses if they are not accepted into the program. The number of supporting courses completed is also considered in the student selection process.

Students who have been convicted of a felony involving immoral behavior or substance abuse may not be eligible for licensure in New Mexico. Any individual who has a felony conviction should contact the New Mexico Board of Nursing prior to enrolling in the WNMU Nursing Program. If during the program, a student is unable to complete a clinical rotation because he/she is excluded from a facility for criminal record, he/she will not be able to complete the program.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING STUDENT SELECTION CRITERIA

(72 CREDIT HOURS)

Students must complete all course work with a grade of C or better to progress through the program. Students planning to major in nursing must see a member of the nursing faculty for advisement and registration.

Prerequisites

  Minimum GPA of 2.75 (based on supporting courses below)

  Computer Literacy:  CS 111 or 1 semester high school computer science

  Certified Nurses’ Assistant (CNA) Current as of June 1

  We are considering implementing an entrance exam

General Education and Supporting Course Requirements Credits

BIOL 254/256

Anatomy& Physiology I & lab

4

BIOL 255/257

Anatomy & Physiology II & lab

4

BIOL 371/373

Microbiology & lab

4

CHEM 121/123

Chemistry for Life & lab

4

ENGL 101

Composition & Rhetoric I

3

MATH 111

Intermediate Algebra

3

Or MATH 125

Math for Health Occupations (preferred)

PSY 102

General Psychology

3

PSY 301

Developmental Psychology

3

WELL 300

Nutrition & Diet Therapy

3

Total credit hours

31

Nursing Core Requirements

NUR 102/103

Fundamentals of Nursing & lab

6

NUR 150/152

Medical/Surgical Nursing& lab

8

NUR 170

Pharmacology

3

NUR 200/202

Maternal/Newborn Nursing & lab

5

NUR 210/212

Pediatric Nursing

5

NUR 250

Health Care Issues and Trends

2

NUR 260/262

Mental Health Nursing / Leadership & lab

6

NUR 270/272

Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing & lab

6

Total credit hours

41

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