Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program
The BSN Degree Program offers three degree options to accommodate the beginning nursing student with the traditional BSN degree, the returning registered nurse (R.N.) who wishes to complete a BSN, or the 2nd degree-seeking BSN for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field.
Online RN to BSN Completion Option
The RN-BSN Completion Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education through the year 2022. It is designed for registered nurses (R.N.s) from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds who want to earn a baccalaureate degree in an environment that will promote personal satisfaction and lifelong learning through challenging experiences. The program allows R.N.s to receive credit for past academic and nursing course work and to practice in a varied healthcare setting. The curriculum is designed to be completed in approximately one year of full-time study, after completion of general education requirements. New Mexico State University requires 128 credits for graduation with a bachelor’s degree, 48 of which must be upper division.
Bachelor of Social Work
Consistent with the overall mission of New Mexico State University–to benefit society through service, education and research–the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) program provides academic and field work education to prepare undergraduate students for beginning level social work practice with an emphasis on the cultural diversity of the Southwest. Graduates of the program find employment in a diverse range of settings that include child welfare, corrections, services to the elderly, and health care.
Bachelors of Public Health Education
The mission of the program is to provide academic excellence in educating health specialists who will provide competent leadership, innovation, and technical expertise at local, state, national, and international levels, and in particular with border health problems in rural communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. The degree program prepares community health specialists to function in a variety of settings, including health programs at the local, state, and federal government levels; profit and nonprofit organizations and agencies; work site settings; and educational institutions.