DNP Programs in New Mexico (NM)
Are you looking for a college or university in New Mexico with a nationally accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program? If so then look no more. Below you can find an accredited DNP program offered by a school in The Land of Enchantment.
New Mexico State University
College of Health & Social Services/School of Nursing
New Mexico State University’s School of Nursing offers a CCNE accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. They phased out the Master’s degree program in advanced practice nursing with specializations in Public/Community Health, Psych/Mental Health, and Adult Health based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) proposal that by 2015 a DNP degree will be the level of entry for all advanced practice nurses. The Master’s degree program in Nursing Administration was not phased out and continues to be offered as before.
NMSU offers two pathways to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree: a BSN to DNP pathway and a MSN to DNP pathway. All courses for both pathways are completed online. However, each year students must attend a 2-3 day on campus orientation or seminar prior to each fall semester.
Students in the BSN to DNP program have a choice of three specializations:
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
- Adult Health Nursing
- Public/Community Health Nursing
Currently this program is limited to full-time enrollment only.
Cohorts for the BSN to DNP with specialization in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing begin in the fall of odd numbered years like 2011, 2013, 2015, etc. Cohorts for the Adult Health Nursing and Public/Community Health specializations being in the fall of even numbered years like 2012, 2014, 2016, etc. Students in this program will be prepared to sit for national certification.
Applicants to the BSN to DNP program must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with at least a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale. Prospective students must have an unencumbered license as are RN in the US or one of its territories.
The MSN to DNP program was designed for who hold a Master’s degree in Nursing and are currently certified as a Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist. This program is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.
Applicants to the MSN to DNP program must hold a Master’s degree in Nursing with at least a 3.2 or higher graduate GPA on a 4.0 scale. Prospective students must posses an unencumbered RN license in the US or one of its territories as well as be certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner.
Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education
PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003