About Us

MISSION

The RN to BSN degree program provides a quality learning opportunity that prepares integral nurses who embrace and practice holistic, relationship-centered care that addresses individual and collective health.

VISION

The RN to BSN degree program will become regionally recognized as one which provides an innovative opportunity for Registered Nurses to excel in the provision of holistic integral nursing care.

RN to BSN PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for registered nurses (RN to BSN) is limited to individuals who are licensed as registered nurses (RN) in the U.S. The RN to BSN program prepares RNs to assume leadership roles as an integral nurse at the bedside, within an organization, in the community, and in the profession. The program provides a unique and innovative nursing curriculum that is based upon The Theory of Integral Nursing. With an integrative care focus, this program prepares nurses to provide holistic, intentional, relationship-centered care that addresses individual and collective health.

This program is designed to meet the needs of Registered Nurses who have an Associate Degree in Nursing and who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The Program requires 120-122 credit hours for graduation that include: 1) forty credits of lower-division courses, to include nursing courses from an Associate Degree in Nursing program that will be applied toward the BSN degree; 2) general education courses; 3) support courses; and 4) a total of thirty-four credits of upper-division courses: 31 nursing credits and 3 upper division elective credits.

Applicants seeking admission to the RN to BSN Program will have an opportunity to focus on intentional, caring, reflective practice that involves ongoing self-assessment and holistic self-care. As ethical, professional, critical thinkers, students will examine personal beliefs, attitudes, and values in order to engage in authentic dialogue.

Faculty in the RN to BSN Program view registered nurse students as co-learners and colleagues. Adult learning principles inform teaching and learning strategies. Previous education in preparation for licensure as a registered nurse serves as the foundation for Program content.

Working students are encouraged to apply to the Program. Self-care and reflective practice are integral parts of the Program, and students will find this benefits their personal as well as professional lives.

The RN-BSN program is offered fully online.

Ellen Trabka, Chair
Nursing and Health Sciences
Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Onate
Española, NM 87532
etrabka@nnmc.edu

The RN to BSN Program at Northern New Mexico College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

How to file a Complaint

The RN to BSN Program defines a formal complaint as any complaint in writing that addresses a programmatic concern. Complaints may be submitted by any interested party, to include but not limited to students, faculty, staff, college administrators, community members, and program graduates.  Formal complaints should be submitted to the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences or the Associate Director of the RN to BSN Program.  The program will investigate the complaint and respond in writing within four weeks.

Ellen Trabka, Dean
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Onate
Española, NM 87532
etrabka@nnmc.edu

Joan Hodge
Associate Director, RN to BSN Program
Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Onate
Española, NM 87532
joan.hodge@nnmc.edu

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