New Mexico Master's Degree in Nursing

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New Mexico MSN Programs

MSN programs in New Mexico are an opportunity for nurses to learn valuable skills and expertise. These programs allow nurses to pursue more advanced positions in healthcare, and possibly higher earning potential. Earning a master's in this field can make a nursing career even more rewarding.

MSN programs in New Mexico are available in different formats. While some choose to take the traditional route and attend an on-campus program, others might enroll in online courses. The first step in earning this advanced nursing degree is to weigh the options and pick the program that best fits.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

Those who crave a classroom learning environment and the opportunity to network with fellow students might benefit with one of New Mexico's traditional MSN programs, or those in nearby states. These programs are taught on campus and require students to attend classes at scheduled times.

Residents of New Mexico who find that it is not convenient or possible to attend classes on campus without major work and personal disruptions might benefit from online programs. These programs offer courses similar to those taught at traditional programs, but they follow an online format. Students are typically able to complete coursework at any time, around the clock. Two examples of accredited online MSN programs are Grand Canyon University's and University of Phoenix's.

Grand Canyon University gives students many specialty areas to choose from in order to earn an MSN. These include Clinical Nurse Specialist with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology, Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN with Emphasis in Health Care Informatics, and MSN with Emphasis in Nursing Education. Each specialty area has a different curriculum, but they range from 36-53 credits and require students to complete up to 650 clinical hours.

The University of Phoenix's online MSN program also offers a variety of specialty areas, including Informatics, Nursing & Healthcare Education, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration-Health Care Management Dual Degree, and Family Nurse Practitioner. Each are of study has its own unique curriculum in addition to core courses.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary, applicants should expect the following:

  • BSN from CCNE or ACEN accredited program
  • Official transcripts
  • Successful completion of undergraduate research, statistics, and health assessment courses with "C" or better
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Writing sample
  • Interview


Tuition varies, and is subject to change annually. The cost to attend the University of Phoenix ranges from $20,065-$32,125.

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6301 Indian School Road, NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 841-8340
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University of New Mexico
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003

New Mexico MSN Degree Prerequisites

New Mexico nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by the New Mexico Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).

To enroll in a MSN degree program in New Mexico, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in New Mexico and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of New Mexico RN to MSN programs

Those holding New Mexico RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.

New Mexico MSN Degree Areas of Specialization

In New Mexico, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Check with the New Mexico Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of New Mexico grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.

Online MSN Degree Programs

In New Mexico, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of New Mexico.

New Mexico MSN Degree Resources

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