Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Western New Mexico University is designed for the working registered nurse and provides a curriculum focused on contemporary issues in nursing, complex roles in nursing in and out of the hospital, and critical thinking skills. Graduates of this program are prepared to:

  • ​Pursue a path of lifelong learning which incorporates evidence-based practices, quality improvement initiatives, and integration of advanced technology
  • ​Exhibit professionalism through delivery of patient centered and culturally appropriate care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations
  • ​Assume leadership roles in workplace and community settings

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 credits, including a minimum of 42 credits of upper level nursing courses.

    • Graduate of an approved ADN or Diploma program in nursing
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
    • Valid unencumbered U.S. Registered Nurse (RN) license
    • Liability insurance

    School Overview

    Western New Mexico University is a public university that is located on an 80-acre campus in Silver City, New Mexico. WNMU is located in a small, historic southwestern community with a relaxed atmosphere, which gives students the chance to learn about a diverse culture and population. Silver City’s great weather and scenic environment provides outdoor recreational opportunities. Western New Mexico University was first established in 1893, as the New Mexico Normal School. Throughout the decades, the university has continued to accommodate growth, expanding programs and constructing necessary facilities. Today, the four-year public university promotes a vision “as a leader among peer institutions as evidenced by measurable success in meeting the education, research and service needs” of students.

    Western New Mexico University offer associate’s, bachelor's, and master's degrees and certificate programs. Western New Mexico University maintains partnerships with other colleges and universities, and offers tuition waivers and easy transfer guidelines. Furthermore, several pre-professional programs exist as a result of partnerships with other New Mexico universities. Online classes and programs are fully accredited. The online classroom environment is asynchronous, however student’s complete coursework within a set schedule that follows deadlines established by the instructor. Online degree programs are also available.


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