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 until June 30, 2022. Letters of acceptance for Fall 2019 have been sent out. Our next application cycles will be as follows: Spring admission we will accept applications from July 15th until September 15. Fall admission we will accept applications from December 15th until February 15th.
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.
Graduates success on NCLEX exam (first time pass rates)
- 2018: 90.9%
- 2017: 89.5%
- 2016: 73.2%
- 2015: 79%
- 2014: 76%
Student completion rate (% of entering students who complete within 150% of time)
- 2018: 95%
- 2017: 94%
- 2016: 96%
- 2015: 96%
- 2014: 100%
Student employment rate:
- 2018: 94%
- 2017: 96%
- 2016: 95%
- 2015: 95%
- 2014: 100%
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- 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