Programs of Study

ADN Program of Study
BSN Program of Study

ADN Program of Study

Prerequisite/Co-requisite and
Non-Nursing General Education
Courses* (credits)
Nursing Courses (credits)
BASIC SCIENCES:
Minimum of 4 credits from one of
the following:

  • Biology/Lab (4 credits)
  • Chemistry/Lab (4 credits)
HEALTH SCIENCES:
Minimum credits from each of the
following:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (6
    credits)
  • Pathophysiology (4 credits)
GENERAL EDUCATION:

  • Communications (3 credits)
  • Psychology (3 credits)
  • Lifespan (3 credits)
  • Math: If required by the specific
    ADN program or if not required,
    from one of the three remaining
    NM Gen Ed content areas:
    Humanities, Creative and Fine
    Art, or Math (3 credits)
  • [Flexible Three: Specific content
    area required by the institution.
    Not needed If specific content
    area not required by institution
    and Flexible Three already
Total minimum prerequisite/corequisite and non-nursing credits
that includes the 15 credits
required in NM General Ed
Content Areas** = 26-29
LEVEL 1:

  • NMNC 1110 Introduction to Nursing
    Concepts (3 credits)
  • NMNC 1135 Principles of Nursing
    Practice (4 credits: 1d/3c)

LEVEL 2:

  • NMNC 1210 Health and Illness
    Concepts I (3 credits)
  • NMNC 1220 Health Care Participant (3
    credits)
  • NMNC 1230 Nursing Pharmacology (3
    credits)
  • NMNC 1235 Assessment and Health
    Promotion (4 credits: 1d/3c)

LEVEL 3:

  • NMNC 2310 Health and Illness
    Concepts II (3 credits)
  • NMNC 2320 Professional Nursing
    Concepts I (3 credits)
  • NMNC 2335 Care of Patients with
    Chronic Conditions (4 credits: 4c)

LEVEL 4:

  • NMNC 2410 Health and Illness
    Concepts III (4 credits)
  • NMNC 2435 Clinical Intensive I (4
    credits: 1d/3c)
  • NMNC 2445 ADN Capstone (2-6 credits
    as determined by each school)
Total NMNEC nursing credits = 40-44
Total Credits for ADN: Minimum 66-73 credit hours
*There is slight variation in prerequisite/co-requisite and non-nursing general education course requirements and sequencing in different programs.
** All programs must meet the required NM General Education content area requirements. Associate Science degrees (not the same as the Associate of Applied Science) are required to meet the NM General Education Content Area requirements specific for Associate and Bachelor degrees. (Additional twelve to fifteen hours to the above required nineteen to sixteen NM General Education content area requirements in the above Program of Study.)

BSN Program of Study

Prerequisite/Co-requisite and Non-Nursing
General Education Courses* (credits)
Nursing Courses (credits)
For Dual-Degree ADN/BSN students, the applicable course number is the ADN course
number in [NMNC XXXX]
BASIC SCIENCES:
Minimum credits from each of the following:

  • Biology/Lab (4 credits)
  • Chemistry/Lab (4 credits)
  • Microbiology (4 credits)
HEALTH SCIENCES:
Minimum credits from each of the following:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (6 credits)
  • Pathophysiology (4 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
GENERAL EDUCATION:

  • Communications (6 credits)
  • Psychology (3 credits)
  • Math (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Lifespan (3 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • Creative and Fine Arts (3 credits)
  • Flexible Nine (6 credits) if needed to meet required content area for institution; if not needed then can be electives.
Total minimum prerequisite/co-requisite
and non-nursing credits that include the 31
credits required in NM General Ed Content
Areas** = 55
LEVEL 1:

  • NMNC 3110 [NMNC 1110] Introduction to Nursing Concepts (3 credits)
  • NMNC 3135 [NMNC 1135] Principles of Nursing Practice (4 credits: 1d/3c)
  • NMNC 3120 Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits)

LEVEL 2:

  • NMNC 3210 [NMNC 1210] Health and Illness Concepts I (3 credits)
  • NMNC 3220 [NMNC 1220] Health Care Participant (3 credits)
  • NMNC 3230 [NMNC 1230] Nursing Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • NMNC 3235 [NMNC 1235] Assessment and Health Promotion (4 credits: 1d/3c)

LEVEL 3:

  • NMNC 4310 [NMNC 2310] Health and Illness Concepts II (3 credits)
  • NMNC 4320 [NMNC 2320] Professional Nursing Concepts I (3 credits)
  • NMNC 4335 [NMNC 2335] Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions (4
    credits: 4c)
  • Nursing/Upper Division Elective (3 credits)

LEVEL 4:

  • NMNC 4410 [NMNC 2410] Health and Illness Concepts III (4 credits)
  • NMNC 4435 [NMNC 2435] Clinical Intensive I (4 credits: 1d/3c)
  • NMNC 4445 Clinical Intensive II (4 credits: 1d/3c)
  • Nursing/Upper Division Elective (3 credits)

LEVEL 5:

  • NMNC 4510 Concept Synthesis (3 credits)
  • NMNC 4520 Professional Concepts II (3 credits)
  • NMNC 4535 Clinical Intensive III (4 credits: 1d/3c)
  • NMNC 4545 BSN Capstone (4 credits: 1d/3c)
Key:
d = didactic
c = clinical
Total NMNEC nursing credits = 65
Total Credits for BSN: Minimum 120 credit hours
*There is slight variation in prerequisite/co-requisite and non-nursing general education course requirements and sequencing in different programs.
**All programs must meet the required NM General Education content area requirements.
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