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The bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) is one of the most desired nursing degrees. It is also one of the most competitive and demanding programs for aspiring nurses. Fortunately, successful completion of a BSN program often leads to better job and career advancement opportunities. Before taking the plunge, it is important to understand what a typical BSN program entails.

BSN programs
BSN programs require four years of training. Compared to shorter nursing pathways, BSN programs offer more in-depth training on nursing theory, informatics, and research. This allows students to employ a broad array of skills in future practice. BSN programs are available both to new nursing students who wish to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam, and to existing registered nurses who hold an associate’s degree. BSN degrees are gaining prominence because they are a prerequisite for many managerial positions. They also prepare students to pursue a master of science in nursing (MSN) at a later date.

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New Mexico nursing programs and career outlook
New Mexico is home to roughly a dozen BSN programs offered at a variety of top-tier colleges and universities. Two of the most prominent institutions are University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University. Graduates have a very promising career outlook. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing industry is expected to add 527,000 new positions by 2022. This represents 19% job growth for the 2012-2022 decade. Salaries are impressive as well. Registered nurses in New Mexico earn a median annual salary of $64,000, with the potential to earn $74,000 or more per year.

Start or advance your registered nursing career today by perusing our list below of New Mexico’s BSN programs.

Featured Schools

Albuquerque

Brookline College - Albuquerque
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (Q1-2 2013 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Grand Canyon University - Albuquerque
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (Q1-2 2013 through Q1-2 2013)
University of New Mexico
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 85.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Albuquerque
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
National American University - Albuquerque West
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Brookline College - Albuquerque
Accelerated Second Degree BSN 100.0% Q1-2 2013 to Q1-2 2013
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Grand Canyon University - Albuquerque
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 100.0% Q1-2 2013 to Q1-2 2013
University of New Mexico
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 85.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Albuquerque
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
National American University - Albuquerque West
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other New Mexico cities

New Mexico State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 95.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Eastern New Mexico University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
New Mexico Highlands University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northern New Mexico College
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
San Juan College
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Western New Mexico University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
New Mexico State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 95.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Eastern New Mexico University
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
New Mexico Highlands University
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northern New Mexico College
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
San Juan College
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Western New Mexico University
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion