Degree Programs

NMSU’s distance education degree programs are designed to serve students who may not be able to pursue an education through traditional means. NMSU offers Bachelor degree completion programs, Masters and Doctorate programs, and a number of Certificate and Licensure options.

Please contact the listed distance education director for your degree program.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

RN-BSN Online Degree Completion Program

College: Health and Social Services

Program Category: Technology-Based Programs

Description: Intended for RNs with a diploma or an associate degree in nursing who want to obtain their BSN degree. Students must take 39 additional upper division nursing credits and meet current NMSU Undergraduate Catalog Requirements as well as specific general education common core requirements.

Delivery method: 100% online

Requirements: The curriculum is designed to be completed in approximately 1 summer session and two full-time academic semesters. New Mexico State University requires 128 credits for graduation with a bachelor's degree, 48 of which must be upper division.

Costs: Current main campus tuition and fees plus a $35 per credit hour distance education fee. See the University Accounts Receivable Tuitions and Fees for the current rate.

Prerequisites: Student are required to have an ADN or diploma in nursing, a current NM RN license, specific immunizations required by the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Student needs to complete required prerequisites before admission into the RN-BSN Program.

To apply: Have official transcripts sent to NMSU and to the RN-BSN Advisor. Apply to NMSU Admissions, fill out an RN-BSN Program application (downloadable at our main website). Once transcripts have been evaluated by the Registrar's office and the RN-BSN Advisor, an advising appointment will take place with the RN to BSN Advisor.

Accreditation: New Mexico State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The RN-BSN Online Degree Option Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education through the year 2012.

More info: Online RN-BSN Completion Program

Disabilities: If you have a disability that may affect your performance in a course, or if you require accommodations in order to take a distance education course, contact NMSU's Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Providing accommodations for distance education students sometimes requires more time than in a traditional classroom setting so students are encouraged to begin working with SAS as early as possible.

Updated: 2016-08-23