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Nursing Program - School of Health, Math and Sciences

  Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Certificate (CERT) in Nursing Assistant
Certificate (CERT) in Home Health Aide

Summer 2014 Nurses Pinning Ceremony photos
The Nurses Pinning Ceremonies on August 12 were attended by an enthusiastic and sometimes tearful crowd of well-wishers. The 8 graduating members of the Accelerated Nursing Class of Summer 2014 had successfully completed 18 months of intensive study, all coming to SFCC with prior degrees ranging from physics to home economics. View Image Gallery

About the Program

The Santa Fe Community College nursing program is approved by the New Mexico State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Students who successfully complete the nursing program receive the Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) and are eligible to apply to take the National Board Examination (NCLEX-RN).

SFCC’s Nursing Education Program recently received national re-accreditation. SFCC was one of only 19 out of 55 community college nursing programs across the nation that were reviewed last fall that received full re-accreditation with no conditions for the full eight years, through 2022. The re-accreditation ensures that nursing students are receiving the best quality education and that SFCC nursing graduates will contribute to providing better health care in our community. 

What’s New in Nursing for 2014?

Beginning in the summer of 2014, you can earn your Bachelor’s degree in Nursing right here in Santa Fe. SFCC’s Department of Nursing Education is partnering with New Mexico State University to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) option to the state-wide common curriculum. Read news release about the BSN offered at SFCC.

How does it work?

As a member of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC), SFCC’s Department of Nursing Education will continue to offer an associate degree in nursing with a newly developed concept-based curriculum, in addition, in collaboration with NMSU, a B.S.N. option of the new curriculum is also available at SFCC. We’re creating a curriculum consistent with Institute of Medicine recommendations to redesign education for all healthcare providers.

New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez and Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Higher Education Dr. Jose Garcia support the adoption of a common curriculum. SFCC is one of the first associate degree programs to implement the new statewide associate degree program of study. The new curriculum for nursing coursework is scheduled to begin the summer of 2014.

For further details on the B.S.N. please see your adviser.

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Career Opportunities:

  • Hospital nursing including medical/surgical, pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatric, emergency department, intensive care, OR
  • Clinical nursing such as family practice; specialties such as women’s health, dialysis, cardiac, internal medicine, pediatrics
  • Long-term/extended care nursing
  • Hospice/home health nursing
  • Public Health/school nursing

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For more information, please contact the Nursing Education Department, 505-428-1323, nursinged@sfcc.edu.

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