Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (RN)
New Mexico Junior College Registered Nursing Program (ADN)
The NMJC Registered Nursing Program opened in 1969 and has been nationally accredited since 1975 by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The mission of NMJC as a comprehensive community college is to promote success through learning. The mission of NMJC Nursing Program is to promote success through learning by facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by entry-level nurses to provide safe, patient-centered, high quality, nursing care across the lifespan that is evidence-based for diverse individuals, families, and communities.
The NMJC Nursing Program offers a two-year registered nursing education program - Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS). The NMJC Nursing Program also offers a four-year registered nursing program - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through partnership with the University of New Mexico. The curriculum for both programs includes classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinical instruction in real and simulated environments.
New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC)
Statewide, Concept-based, Common Nursing Curriculum
In response to the challenges faced by nursing education providers across the nation, a group of nurse educators in New Mexico developed a statewide curriculum plan for educating registered nurses in New Mexico. This group is known as the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC). New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) Nursing Program and University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing are members of this consortium. The directors and faculty of both programs were actively involved in the development of the statewide, concept-based, curriculum plan. NMJC Nursing Program is proud to be the first rural community college to implement the new statewide curriculum in the fall semester of 2014. The new curriculum was designed to more efficiently manage the growing healthcare knowledge base, allow for seamless transfer of coursework among New Mexico nursing schools, and provide the foundation for partnerships with universities in New Mexico to offer baccalaureate nursing education from additional New Mexico communities.
|NMJC Accreditation||New Mexico Junior College is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association|| |
NMJC ADN Program
The program has Full Approval from the New Mexico State Board of Nursing. New Mexico Board of Nursing 6301 Indian School Road NE Suite 710 Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 841-8340 (Office) (505) 841-8347 (Fax) nmbon.sks.com
The program is Accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accredition Commission (NLNAC). ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 acenursing.org
The NMJC Nursing Program offers a two-year registered nursing education program: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) Students who successfully complete prerequisites and course requrements for Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the NMNEC program of study receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing and are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
The NMJC Nursing Program also offers a four-year registered nursing program through partnership with the University of New Mexico, College of Nursing (UNMCON): Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through partnership with the University of New Mexico Students who successfully complete prerequisites and course requirements for Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the NMNEC Program of Study receive a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in nursing from University of New Mexico and a Assoicate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) from NMJC and are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). **NOTICE August 1, 2018: The NMJC Nursing Program admitted the last cohort of BSN dual degree students in fall 2018. The program will continue to teach out the cohorts admitted in fall of 2017 and 2018. Beginning fall 2019, the program will only admit students to the ADN option.
Nursing Classes for both the AAS and BS degree plans are attended at NMJC in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Tuition and Fees
NMJC Associate Degree Student Achievement Data
|NMJC Associate Degree Student Achievement Data||2015||2016||2017|
|NMJC ADN NCLEX-RN 1st Attempt Pass Rate (January 1st - December 31st)||95.65%||85.71%||95.24%|
|NMJC ADN/BSN co-enrolled NCLEX-RN 1st Attempt Pass Rate (January 1st - December 31st)||N/A||100%||80%|
|NMJC Aggregated ADN/BSN co-enrolled and ADN NCLEX 1st Attempt Pass Rate||N/A||90.1%||92.3%|
|ADN Program Completion (% of students completing the program within 150% of program length)||82%||49%||53%|
|Employment Rate for Students as Registered Nurses||96%||95%||92%|
How to Apply
1. Students interested in NMJC's Nursing Program must first apply for admission to NMJC through the Registrar's office.
2. View the Registered Nursing Program Admission Requirements (links to these documents are found on this page).
3. Prospective nursing students must complete 24 credit hours of prerequisite course work for the ADN (AASN) degree before being considered for the program. Please see an acadmeic advisor for more information. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.
4. Request transcripts from high school and other colleges to be sent to the Registrar's office for evaluation.
5. Prospective nursing students must send high school transcript or earned GED scores, as well as all college transcripts and transcript evaluations. It is the students responsibility to request all transcripts and transcript evaluations be sent to the nursing department from the Registrar's office.
6. Students must take and achieve a minimum of 58.7% on the ATI TEAS exam prior to applying for the program. The exam can only be taken twice in one year with at least 30 days between attempts. Only the TEAS scores achieved within the one-year period prior to the May 20 application deadline for application are considered.
7. Download and Complete the ADN application packet (all forms) and return to the Allied Health and Nursing Department located in McLean Hall 115. NOTE: The deadline for admission to the Fall term is May 20 of that academic year.
8. Students will be notified of their acceptance status by June 15.
Students who wish to be considered for re-entry into the nursing program must follow the re-entry process that is found in the NMJC Student Nurse Handbook. A link to this handbook is found under the Resources heading below.
Registered Nursing Program Admission Requirements
**July 2017 - NEW REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY FOR ALL FUTURE NURSING STUDENT APPLICANTS **
ADN Application Packet
Please complete and submit the all documents to the Nursing Program Office before 5:00pm on May 20th of each year. Note: If May 20th falls on a weekend, the deadline will be 5:00pm on the following Monday.
Requirements for Graduation:
Registered Nurse Career Opportunites
Students who successfully complete the nursing program plan of study receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Nursing and are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
Registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities, correctional facilities, schools, and the military.
Career Advancement Opportunities
Nursing program graduates may continue their education by pursuing higher degrees in nursing such as a Bachelor (BSN), Master (MSN), or Doctorate (PhD) degree as well as Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Doctorate degree in Nursing Practice (DrNP).
For information contact:
Administrative Secretary Allied Health and Nursing
New Mexico Junior College 1 Thunderbird Circle, McLean Hall Room 116
Hobbs, NM 88240
575.492.2517 telephone, 575.492.2527 fax
Misty Stine, MSN, RN
Director of Allied Health and Nursing
New Mexico Junior College 1 Thunderbird Circle, McLean Hall Room 115
Hobbs, NM 88240
575.492.2514 telephone, 575.492.2527 fax
Nursing Program Faculty/Staff Directory