Nursing

Did you know that the Nursing program at NMSU Carlsbad has no waiting list, a 100% employment rate for graduates, is ACEN accredited and is available at a reasonable price? Students can choose from either a certificate in Practical Nursing or an Associate Degree in Nursing. Both options offer further advancement through licensure examinations.

To apply to the Nursing program please click on the ‘Nursing Application’ link on the left. To request more information, please fill out the form below.

Application and all required documents due no later than 5pm May 15, 2017 for the next nursing cohort.

Please fill out the information below to receive more information on the NMSU Carlsbad Nursing Program.

Nursing Building
Phone: (575) 234-9300

The staff of the NMSU Carlsbad Nursing Department is delighted that you are interested in learning more about the nursing profession and how you can attain your career goals through our programs. Nursing offers mobility, flexibility and numerous opportunities throughout the United States. Our nursing curriculum employs a career mobility format that prepares students to begin nursing practice in a variety of health care settings. The NMSU Carlsbad nursing program is approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing; the associate degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road
NE Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
acenursing.org

Two exit options are available to students. Upon completion of the first option, the student earns a certificate in Practical Nursing and is eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam which leads to licensure as a Practical Nurse. In the second option, the student earns an Associate Degree in Nursing and is eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam which leads to licensure as a registered nurse. Nursing offers mobility, flexibility, and numerous opportunities throughout the United States. The graduate of either program is provided with a sound basis for entry into practice at the appropriate level. Some examples of opportunities available in nursing are acute care hospitals, physician’s offices, clinics, long term care settings, health departments, home health care agencies, and hospice care units.

Complete information about the NMSU nursing program is contained in the New Mexico State University Carlsbad Nursing Program handbook. You may view or print the handbook by clicking on its icon.