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New Mexico State University

School of Nursing

Las Cruces, NM

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New Mexico State University

Overview

New Mexico State University / School of Nursing is located in Las Cruces, NM, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nursing administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nursing science
(Graduate Certificate) Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner
(Graduate Certificate) Family nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 9
Other Advanced Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam NCLEX exam
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Clinical practicum
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam NCLEX exam
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47
Applied
38
Accepted
25
Enrolled
81%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam NCLEX exam
Master's Degree Requirements BSN, minimum GPA of 3.0, course work in statistics, 3 letters of reference, writing sample, RN license, CPR certification, proof of liability, immunizations, criminal background check
Doctoral Degree Exam NCLEX exam
Doctoral Degree Requirements MSN, minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of reference, writing sample, RN license, CPR certification, proof of liability, immunizations, criminal background check, statistics course

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

97
Total Graduate Students
70%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
29%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 29.9%
Black or African American 10.31%
White or Caucasian 49%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.03%
Unknown 2.06%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0

Research

Focus of faculty research: Women's health, community health, health disparities, nursing informatics and health care technologies, health care and nursing administration, nursing education, adolescent mental health, addiction and substance abuse
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,321

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3185
Las Cruces, NM  88003
United States
Contact Dr. Alexa Doig
Director
Email: adoig@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3812
Fax: 575-646-2167