New Mexico hosts a number of nursing degree programs for the aspirant students, who plan to get into the nursing field or enhance their career opportunities through higher studies. There are many community colleges, university campus, technical and vocational institutes and nursing schools offering online and campus nursing degrees for easy access and selection of the students. A student can opt for entry level degree to BSN and MSN level programs.
Most of the nursing institutes and degree programs are approved by national and state approved US Nursing commissions such as National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or New Mexico State Board of Nursing.
New Mexico Nursing Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Basic Entry Option
- Second Degree Entry Option
- RN to BSN Option
Master of Science in Nursing
- Community Health
- Nursing Administration
- Nursing Education
- Advance Practice Nursing
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Doctorate in Nursing
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) includes specialties in Psychiatric & Mental Health, Public Community Health and Adult Health.
- Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing for PH.D
It is also necessary that nursing aspirants should appear for an entrance tests such as Registered Nurse Entrance Exam, Nursing Entrance Test, Psychological Services Bureau, Critical Thinking Entrance Exam and Test of Essential Academic Skills to get admission to these degree programs.
The students opting for these degrees must pass national licensing examination NCLEX-RN to become a practical or registered nurse.