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Nursing, BSN

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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What to Expect During Your Education

  • Three semesters of prerequisites
  • Five consecutive terms, including summers, upon admission to the UNM College of Nursing
  • Coursework on campus: Experiential clinical courses in a hospital or clinical setting

Student Objectives

  • Engage in professional nursing practice that is patient-centered and culturally appropriate for individuals, families and communities.
  • Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety into nursing practice within health care organizations and systems.
  • Deliver nursing care that is evidence-based.
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors through the application of policies that apply to health care delivery.
  • Engage in effective interprofessional collaboration in the delivery of health care for quality patient outcomes.
  • Use technologies for the management of information and delivery of patient care.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • English - Accelerated Composition 
  • Biology - Biology for Health Sciences 
  • Humanities (UNM Core Area 5) 
  • Psychology - Intro to Psychology 
  • Algebra (if needed for Statistics and Chemistry prerequisites) 
  • Nutrition - Human Nutrition 
  • (N) Growth & Development 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • New Mexico residents will be given preference.
  • Achieve at least a 2.75 GPA on a scale of 4.0 in all prerequisite courses in semesters 1-2. Successful completion of prerequisite courses in semester 3 by the beginning of Nursing Level 1.
  • Complete the HESI A2 exam, scoring a minimum of 75% on each subtest in Basic Math Skills, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Biology, Chemistry, Vocabulary and General Knowledge.
  • Complete the Nursing CAS application.
  • Send official college transcripts from all institutions you attended directly to Nursing CAS.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23292 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7556 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
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