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Pre-Nursing Associate of Science
68-70 credit hoursnurse with young patient

This degree will provide students with coursework identified by the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) as the common statewide prerequisites and general education courses for a BSN. Students completing this degree can transfer to any state-funded New Mexico Community College or University and apply for admission into their BSN program.

Upon completion students will be able to:

  • Achieve a general education that serves as the solid base for the practice and education of nurses, as defined by NMNEC
  • Assemble entrance packet required to enter a nursing program
  • Sit for entrance exam dictated by nursing program

 

Pre-Nursing Certificate of Completion
28 credit hours

This certificate will provide students with coursework identified by the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) as the common statewide prerequisites and general education courses for a BSN.  Students completing this certificate can transfer to any state funded NMNEC New Mexico Community College or University and apply for admission into their ADN program. 

Upon program completion students will be able to:

  • Achieve a general education that serves as the solid base for the practice and education of nurses, as defined by NMNEC
  • Assemble entrance packet required to enter a nursing program
  • Sit for entrance exam dictated by nursing program

 

To learn more about the program requirements, click on the links below:

Pre-Nursing AS  ·  Degree Pathway
Pre-Nursing CC ·  Certificate Pathway ·  Pre-Nursing Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Nursing Assistant Certificate of Occupational Training
6 credit hours

The certificate of occupational training in Nurse Assistant is designed to prepare students to successfully sit for the state nurse assistant certification examination. This program is designed to educate students in physical, emotional, and spiritual assessment of residents’ needs and concerns. Students receive training and practice in all state required resident care skills in the classroom lab as well as in several community settings. Students learn resident rights as well as the laws that protect those rights. Understanding of the role of the nurse assistant within the legal scope of practice is an expected outcome of this program.

Upon program completion students will be able to:

  • Care for people who are ill or have impaired self-care capabilities
  • Have the necessary knowledge of body system functions including normal ranges for vital signs so that they are able to, assess and report patients/residents status to nursing staff.
  • Provide basic patient care such as feeding, bathing, range of motion exercises, transfer patients, change linens, mouth and dental care and repositioning.
  • Provide all indirect care as required by state guidelines including patient safety, patient rights and preferences, infection control and patient/resident comfort.

Any student who is ineligible for state, national, or industry licensure or certification is ineligible for entry into this program.

Certificate Requirements

NA 111 - Nursing Assistant – 3
NA 111L - Nursing Assistant Lab – 3.