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.


Nursing Administration

College: Health and Social Services

Program Category: Technology-Based Programs

Description: The MSN Administration degree option is open to nurses who possess an RN license and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing (BSN). The MSN in Nursing Administration prepares students for administrative careers in nursing and health care. The MSN degree also prepares the student for potential future doctoral education. The MSN in Nursing Administration is offered online, students who enroll in the MSN program option are required to come to campus at least once each year for a 2 day orientation.

Delivery method: Online

Requirements: Bachelors of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited program with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, current RN licensure, baccalaureate level statistics course no older than 5 years at time of application to the program, and no GRE testing. Official transcripts must be sent to NMSU School of Nursing and to NMSU Admissions:

NMSU Admissions
P.O Box 30001, MSC 3A
Las Cruces, NM 88003

NMSU School of Nursing Graduate Program
P.O Box 30001, MSC 3185
Las Cruces, NM 88003

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.

To apply:

Apply online to the NMSU Graduate Student Services Office or by mail:
Graduate Student Services Office
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001, MSC 3G
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: (575) 646-2736

Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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: 2014-10-06