Nursing (MSN)

Our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program offers opportunities for professional nurses to become nurse educators and to directly impact our current and predicted national nursing shortage. Our program is designed for you if you are a nurse and wish to complete your degree in two years. Despite the program design, we understand that to foster motivation, self-directedness and setting of personal and professional goals, you need to work at your own pace. Our master's in nursing online program fulfills the following needs:

  • Prepares you to assume the role of nursing instructor in associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs in the state of New Mexico and beyond.
  • Addresses the national and statewide nursing shortage by providing a larger pool of nursing instructors to enable the expansion of, increase, graduate output of nursing schools in the region and throughout the U.S.
  • Provides you the opportunity to achieve a master-level nursing degree without leaving your community, while working full-time, and through a quality, low-cost, public institution of higher learning.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Create nursing curricula in both academic nursing education and professional staff development.
  • Apply leadership principles to respond to the growing complexity of health care instruction at all levels.
  • Analyze nursing philosophy and methods of qualitative and quantitative research to make evidenced-based nursing practice decisions as an educator.
  • Examine personal and professional ethics regarding health policy decisions, plans and actions to be undertaken to achieve quality health care delivery within a society.
  • Design a contextual nursing program curriculum.

Affordable

Eastern New Mexico University has the second lowest bachelor's and master's-level tuition in the state, and is one of the most affordable advanced degree nursing programs in the United States. If you are an out-of-state student enrolling in six or fewer hours per semester, you'll pay tuition and fees at the low in-state rate.

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Structure

The MSN degree at Eastern New Mexico University is comprised of:

  • Thirty-six total credit hours, including 12 credits in the master core and 24 credits in the education emphasis
  • The completion of two classes (six credits) each spring, summer and fall semester to facilitate degree completion within two years

Accreditation

The MSN program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) until Spring 2021.

 

Master of Science in Nursing Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the MSN program, you must:

  1. Complete the online application for to the ENMU graduate school.

    Graduate School Application

  2. Complete the online application for the MSN program.

    MSN Application

  3. Have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
  4. Provide able to documentation of the following:
    1. Active RN licensure
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  5. Statement of why you are applying (approximately 100 words).
  6. Be willing to submit to a background check.

Find more details about our program in the MSN Handbook >

MSN Course Rotation

Fall Spring Summer
NURS 502 NURS 502 NURS 508
NURS 506 NURS 506 NURS 510
NURS 540 NURS 508

NURS 512

NURS 544 NURS 510 NURS 514
  NURS 512 NURS 516
EDF 538 NURS 514 NURS 517
EDF 503 NURS 516  
  NURS 517  

For More Information

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Assistant Professor of Nursing, Nursing Program Director, Nursing Graduate Coordinator
Lea Hall (LH), Room 112
575.562.2145

As New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university, ENMU offers students more than 90 undergraduate, graduate and certificate options. On our campuses you will find a diverse student body made up of individuals of all ages, backgrounds, interests and points of view. With affordable tuition and flexible course schedules we offer an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. Apply now or contact us to learn more about our Master of Science in Nursing.

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