New Mexico Junior College

Tbird

Nursing Program


Administrative Secretary Allied Health and Nursing
New Mexico Junior College 1 Thunderbird Circle, Allied Health Building, Room 104
Hobbs, NM 88240
575.492.2517 telephone, 575.492.2527 fax

Misty Stine, MSN, RN
Director of Allied Health and Nursing
New Mexico Junior College 1 Thunderbird Circle, Allied Health Building, Room 106
Hobbs, NM 88240
575.492.2517 telephone, 575.492.2527 fax
mstine@nmjc.edu

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Program Description

 

The mission of NMJC as a comprehensive community college is to promote success through learning. The mission of NMJC Nursing Program is to promote success through learning by facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by entry-level nurses to provide safe, patient-centered, high quality, nursing care across the lifespan that is evidence-based for diverse individuals, families, and communities. 

The NMJC Nursing Program offers a comprehensive curriculum that aligns with NMNEC (New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium) standards in a state of the art facility. The two-year registered nursing education program - Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) includes classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinical instruction in real and simulated environments. Up to 50 students are accepted into the program each August. Applications are accepted in the nuring program until May 20th each year for admission into the fall semester. Information regarding the application process, admission requirements, and application packets are found in the Nursing Menu to the left.

NMJC Registered Nursing Program has Full Approval from the New Mexico State Board of Nursing. Contact information for the New Mexico Board of Nursing is 6301 Indian School Road NE Suite 710 Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 841-8340 (Office) (505) 841-8347 (Fax) www.nmbon.sks.com

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national exam (NCLEX-RN) for RN licensure.

NMJC RN Program End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

It is anticipated that the graduate of the NMJC Nursing Program will:
1. Engage in professional nursing practice that is patient-centered and culturally appropriate for individual, families, and communities.

2. Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety into nursing practice within healthcare organizations and systems.

3. Deliver nursing care that is evidence-based.

4. Demonstrate leadership behaviors through the application of policies that apply to healthcare delivery.

5. Engage in effective inter-professional collaboration in the delivery of healthcare for quality patient outcomes.

6. Utilize technologies for the management of information and in the delivery of patient care.

Registered Nurse Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete the nursing program plan of study receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Nursing and are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
Registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities, correctional facilities, schools, and the military.
Career Advancement Opportunities
Nursing program graduates may continue their education by pursuing higher degrees in nursing such as a Bachelor (BSN), Master (MSN), or Doctorate (PhD) degree as well as Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Doctorate degree in Nursing Practice (DNP).

Accreditation

NMJC Accreditation
New Mexico Junior College is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association
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 The NMJC Registered Nursing Program opened in 1969 and has been nationally accredited since 1975 by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The program is Accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC). ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 acenursing.org

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NMJC Associate Degree Nursing Student Achievement Data

 

NMJC ADN Student Achievement Data

2016

2017

2018

 

NMJC ADN NCLEX-RN 1st Attempt Pass Rate (calendar year)

85.71% 
95.24% 
85.71% 

 

NMJC ADN/BSN co-enrolled NCLEX-RN 1st Attempt Pass Rate (calendar year)

100% 80% 100%

 

NMJC Aggregated ADN/BSN co-enrolled and ADN NCLEX-RN (calendar year)

90.1% 92.3% 92.3%

 

ADN Program Completion (% of total number of students entering

the program and completing the program within 100-150%

of program length)

49% 53% 55%

 

Employment Rate for NMJC Graduates as Registered Nurses

95% 92% 92%

NOTICE August 1, 2018: The NMJC Nursing Program admitted the last cohort of BSN dual degree students in fall 2018. The program will continue to teach out the cohorts admitted in fall of 2017 and 2018. Beginning fall 2019, the program will only admit students to the ADN option