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Nursing Program Update

The SFCC nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through 2021. Following a review by New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON), the program’s status has been updated to “full approval with warning,” meaning that the program is still fully functional and admissions will continue as scheduled. Letters of fall acceptance will be sent out by April 28. The next application cycle for Spring 2018 will begin in July.

SFCC’s comprehensive Nursing Program prepares you for a good career in a growing industry. You will learn about nursing concepts, nursing practice principles, pharmacology, health and illness concepts, care of patients with chronic conditions, and emergency medicine. Begin your experience with a Certificate in Nursing Assistant, and then move into the program to earn an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing.

SFCC partners with University of New Mexico to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing so students can obtain an associate and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing without leaving the community. Upon completion of a nursing degree at SFCC, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam, (NCLEX), to become a registered nurse.

SFCC’s Department of Nursing Education is part of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium, and uses the NMNEC concept-based approach to nursing education. The SFCC nursing program is approved by the NM State Board of Nursing and accredited through 2021 by the ACEN.

View Frequently Asked Questions and Learn How to Apply to the Nursing Program


Graduates success on NCLEX exam (first time pass rates)

  • 2013: 84%
  • 2014: 76%
  • 2015: 79%

Student completion rate (% of entering students who complete within 150% of time)

  • 2013: 94%
  • 2014: 100%
  • 2015: 96%

Student employment rate:

  • 2013: 95%
  • 2014: 100%
  • 2015: 95%

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Once Accepted: You will receive a request for copies of a current health history  with, physical, immunization records, and copy of current BLS/ CPR (American Heart Association only).

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

Santa Fe Community College, Higher Education Center to Close in Honor of Memorial Day

Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day. No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. The college’s early childhood development center, Kids Campus, and the Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.

SFCC will reopen on Tuesday, May 30.