ADN-RN Nursing Program Requirements

Nurses

Listed below are the program selection requirements, pre-requisites, program coursework and contact information. UNM-Taos reserves the right to make changes as needed.

Nursing Program requirements to be eligible for the selection process:

  • It is a requirement to work with an academic advisor to ensure proper preparation for application to the Nursing Program.
    Please call Jenny Miranda, Senior Student Success Advisor at jenmiran@unm.edu or
    575-737-6274.
     
  • Official transcripts from High School and all pre-requisite courses submitted with program application.  GED  accepted.
  • Completed prerequisites with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, and no less than a letter grade of C in any course.
  • Computer literacy.
  • ESL students required to take the TOEFL exam. Contact Nursing Program Director for information.
  • Current CPR card for health care providers through an American Heart Association care provider, Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Teas V test as the Nursing admission test. A benchmark score of 64 is the minimum total adjusted score with a minimum of 50% in reading, math, science and English to qualify in order to apply. The student may take the test a maximum of 2 times. Practice test, specific testing information and study book are available at www.atitesting.com
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certificate within the last five years. 
  • Background check, fingerprinting and drug screening upon acceptance to the program.
  • Letter of Intent and Current Resume (see application check list for details).
  • Physical examination, current immunizations, and proof of Health Insurance upon program acceptance.
  • All science and math courses need to be completed within the last 5 years. The required pre-requisites for Nutrition 244 and Bio 237 are Bio 123 and Chem 111L, 121, 121L or equivalent. Math proficiency must be established by successfully passing Math 120 or taking with Compass Test with a passing score. Please check with CASA for details.
  • Completing the admission requirements makes the applicant eligible to apply to the UNM-Taos competitive ADN Nursing Program, but does not assure admission.                                                                                 

Pre-requisites    

Credits

 

ENGL 101 Composition1: Exposition 

PSY 105 General Psychology     

HCHS 111 Medical Terminology 

BIOL 237 Hum Anat & Physio 1 Hlth Sci

BIOL 247L Hum Anat & Physio 1 Hlth Sci  

NUTR 244 Human Nutrition  

 

3

3

3

3

1

3

Total 16 credits

          Associate of Science in Nursing Curriculum

 

First Semester

Credits

 

NURS 115 Nursing Fundamentals

HCHS 125 Intro to Pharmacology

NURS 110 Professional Development

BIO 238 Hum Anat & Physio 11 Hlth Sci

BIO 248L Hum Anat & Physio 11 Hlth Sci

 

8

3

1

3

1

Total 16 credits

 

Second Semester

Credits

 

NURS 130 Med Surg l

NURS 131 Mental Health Nursing

PSY 220 Developmental Psychology

 

5

4

3

Total 12 credits

 

Third Semester

Credits

 

NURS 230 Women’s Health Nursing

NURS 232 Pediatric Nursing

NURS 234 Medical Surgical Nursing II

ENGL 102 Composition 11: Analysis and Argument

 

4

4

5

3

Total 16 credits

 

Fourth Semester

Credits

 

NURS 243 Medical Surgical Nursing lll

NURS 242L Nursing Practicum

NURS 245 Professional Seminar

 

 

 

9

2

1

Total 12 credits

Total Credits

56 Credits

Nursing Program Total (including pre-requisites)

72 Credits

 

Program Contact:

Melissa Offenhartz, RN, MA,
Director, ADN-RN Program
moffenha@unm.edu
Office: 575-737-3744