ADN Degrees

Associate of Science in Nursing

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN)

Associate of Science in Nursing (AS)

This degree is designed as an alternative to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing to allow students to more closely meet the entry baccalaureate requirements of colleges of nursing while completing their requirements to apply for state licensure as an RN.

General Education (39 cr)

Communications (9 cr)
ENG 111 English Composition I (3)
SPCH 130 Public Speaking (3)

Choose one of the following two courses:
ENG 112 English Composition II (3)
ENG 116 Technical Writing (3)

Mathematics (3 cr)
Choose one of the following two courses:
MATH 150 College Algebra (3) or
MATH 145 Intro to Probability and Statistics (3)

Laboratory Science (12 cr )
BIOL 210 Microbiology (3)
BIOL 210L Microbiology Lab (1)
BIOL 237 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
BIOL 237L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
BIOL 238 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
BIOL 238L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6-9 cr) *
PSY 105 General Psychology (3)
PSY 290 Developmental Psychology (3)

*If you choose to take a third course in this discipline, it must be from a discipline other than PSY. If you choose a third course from this area, you need only complete six credit-hours (two courses) in Humanities.

ANTH  101/L Physical Anthropology w/Lab (4)
ANTH  102 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANTH  111 Language and Culture (3)
ANTH  207 Cultures of New Mexico (3)
ECON  200 Macroeconomics (3)
ECON  201 Microeconomics (3)
GEOG  111 World Geography (3)
PSCI  110 The Political World (3)
PSCI  200 American Politics (3)
SOC  101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC  220 Social Problems (3)
SOC  225 Marriage and the Family (3)

Humanities and Fine Arts (6-9 cr) *
*You must select courses from at least two different discipline areas from the following list. If you have chosen to take three courses from the social sciences area, you will need two courses from this area, each of which must be from different disciplines.

ART  105 Introduction to Art (3)
ART  107 History of Art (3)
ENG        Lit. courses numbered 260-298 (3)
HIST  101 Western Civilization I (3)
HIST  102 Western Civilization II (3)
HIST  161 History of the U.S. to 1877 (3)
HIST  162 History of the U.S. from 1877 (3)
HIST  260 History of New Mexico (3)
HUM  101 Humanities I (3)
HUM  102 Humanities II (3)
MUS  105 Music Appreciation (3)
PHIL  110 Intro to Philosophical Problems (3)
PHIL  220 Ethics (3)
THE  120 Introduction to Theatre I (3)
THE  130 History of Theatre (3)
THE  220 Introduction to Theatre II (3)

Health, Physical Education & Recreation (1 cr)
Elective (1)

Program Requirements (44 cr)

HSCI  204 Nutrition (3)
NURS  104 Dosage Calculation (2)
NURS  106 Pharmacology I (2)
NURS  107 Pharmacology II (2)
NURS  113 Nursing Fundamentals (4)
NURS  113L Nursing Fundamentals Clinical (2)
NURS  114L Health Assessment (1)
NURS  125 Medical/Surgical Nursing I (4)
NURS  125L Medical/Surgical Nursing I Clinical (2)
NURS  116 Intro to Maternal/ Child Nursing (2)
NURS  214 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (2)
NURS  214L Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical (3)
NURS  225 Medical/Surgical Nursing II (4)
NURS  225L Medical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical (2)
NURS  217 Maternal-Newborn Nursing (1)
NURS  217L Maternal-Child Nursing Clinical (1)
NURS  218 Pediatric Nursing (1)
NURS  218L Pediatric Nursing Clinical (1)
NURS  235 Medical/Surgical Nursing III (4)
NURS  235L Medical/Surgical Nursing III Clinical (2)
NURS  240 Role Transition/RN (1)

Total Credit Hours: 84

Sequence of Courses

Year I Level II

Fall Semester (14 cr)
NURS 104 (2)
NURS 106 (2)
NURS 113 (4)
NURS 113L (2)
NURS 114L (1)
SPCH 130 (3)

Spring Semester (14 cr)
NURS 107 (2)
NURS 116 (2)
NURS 125 (4)
NURS 125L (2)
Humanities Elective (1)
Communications Elective (3)

Summer Semester (3 cr)
NURS 119 (2) May be offered in spring or summer semesters
NURS 116L(1)
These are optional courses. *(May also take Math or Humanities elective during summer)

 

 

 

 

 

Year II Level II

Fall Semester (14 cr)
NURS 225 (4)
NURS 225L (2)
NURS 217 (1)
NURS 217L (1)
NURS 218 (1)
NURS 218L (1)
Humanities/Soc/
Behavioral Elective (3)

Spring Semester (16 cr)
NURS 235 (4)
NURS 235L (2)
NURS 214 (2)
NURS 214L (1)
NURS 240 (1)
*Humanities Elective (3)
*Math 145 or Math 150 (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS)

Students who pursue the Associate Degree in Nursing may elect to complete either the Associate of Applied Science degree or the Associate of Science/Nursing degree.

General Education (27 cr)

Communications (6 cr)
ENG 111  English Composition I (3)

Choose one of the following courses:
ENG 112  English Composition II (3)
ENG 116  Technical Writing (3)
SPCH 130  Public Speaking (3)
SPAN 230  Spanish for Health Professions

Lab Sciences (12 cr)
BIOL 210  Microbiology (3)
BIOL 237L  Human Anatomy & Physiology I with  Lab (4)
BIOL 238L  Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 cr)
PSY 105 General Psychology (3)
PSY 290 Developmental Psychology (3)

Humanities (3 cr)
Elective (3)

Health, Physical Education & Recreation (1 cr)
Elective (1)

Program Requirements (44 cr)

HSCI  204 Nutrition (3)
NURS  104 Dosage Calculation (3)
NURS  106 Pharmacology I (2)
NURS  107 Pharmacology II (2)
NURS  113 Nursing Fundamentals (4)
NURS  113L Nursing Fundamentals Clinical (2)
NURS  114L Health Assessment (1)
NURS  116 Introduction to Maternal/Child Nursing (2)
NURS  119 Role Transition/PN (2)
NURS  125 Medical/Surgical Nursing I (4)
NURS  125L Medical/Surgical Nursing I Clinical (2)
NURS  217 Maternal/Newborn Nursing (1)
NURS  217L Maternal/Newborn Nursing Clinical (1)
NURS  218 Pediatric Nursing (1)
NURS  218L Pediatric Nursing Clinical (1)
NURS  225 Medical/Surgical Nursing II (4)
NURS  225L Medical/Surgical Nursing II Clinical (2)
NURS  235 Medical/Surgical Nursing III (4)
NURS  235L Medical/Surgical Nursing III Clinical (2)
NURS  214 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (2)
NURS  214L Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical (3)
NURS  240 Role Transition/Registered Nurse (1)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 72

Sequence of Courses

Year I Level II

Fall Semester (14 cr)
NURS 104 (2)
NURS 106 (2)
NURS 113 (4)
NURS 113L (2)
NURS 114L (1)
Communication Elective (3)

Spring Semester (10 cr)
NURS 107 (2)
NURS 116 (2)
NURS 125 (4)
NURS 125L (2)

Summer Semester (3 cr)
NURS 119 (2) May be offered in spring or summer semesters
NURS 116L (1)
These are optional courses.

 

 

 

 

 

Year II Level II

Fall Semester (10 cr)
NURS 225 (4)
NURS 225L (2)
NURS 217 (1)
NURS 217L (1)
NURS 218 (1)
NURS 218L (1)

Spring Semester (13 cr)
NURS 235 (4)
NURS 235L (2)
NURS 214 (2)
NURS 214L (1)
NURS 240 (1)
Humanities Elective (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN)

Students who complete the pre-requisites and Level I course work for the ADN Program as well as NURS 119/Role Transition-PN and NURS 116L Intro to Maternal/Child Nursing Clinical have the option to petition for the Certificate in Practical Nursing. Students may exit the program at this time or continue to Year II/Level II.

General Education (21 cr)

Communications (3 cr)
ENG 111 English Composition (3)

Math/Computers/Lab Sciences  (12 cr)
BIOL 210L Microbiology with Lab (4)
BIOL 237L Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4)
BIOL 238L Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab (4)

Social/Behavioral Science (6 cr)
PSY 105 General Psychology (3)
PSY 290 Developmental Psychology (3)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (27 cr)

HSCI 204 Nutrition (3)
NURS 104 Dosage Calculations (2)
NURS 106 Pharmacology I (2)
NURS 107 Pharmacology II (2)
NURS 113 Nursing Fundamentals (4)
NURS 113L Nursing Fundamentals Clinical (2)
NURS 114L Health Assessment (1)
NURS 116 Intro to Maternal/Child Nursing (2)
NURS 116L Intro to Maternal/Child Nursing Clinical (1)
NURS 119 Role Transition/PN (2)
NURS 125 Medical/Surgical Nursing I (4)
NURS 125L Medical/Surgical Clinical I (2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 48

Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester (11 cr)
NURS 104 (2)
NURS 106 (2)
NURS 113 (4)
NURS 113L (2)
NURS 114L (1)

Spring Semester (10 cr)
NURS 107 (2)
NURS 116 (2)
NURS 125 (4)
NURS 125L (2)

Summer Semester (3 cr)
NURS 119 (2) May be offered in spring or summer semesters
NURS 116L (1)

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