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The NMNEC CNM/UNM Dual Degree Option

NursingCAS Application

The UNM College of Nursing (CON) utilizes NursingCAS for all undergraduate Basic Entry BSN applications including applications to NMNEC partner schools.

Admission Guide - Spring 2018

We require:

  • The applicant to apply to the College of Nursing via NursingCAS, click here to apply.
  • The applicant to enter all academic coursework for all college level institutions, even if it is not a prerequisite or directly related to the nursing major.
  • The applicant to submit all official transcripts to NursingCAS for verification and processing. The CON no longer accepts transcripts for applications.

Transcripts must meet the following requirements to be considered “official” by NursingCAS:

  1. A Registrar’s seal and/or legible signature included on the transcript,
  2. Must be mailed directly to NursingCAS from the Registrar’s Office from the school the course was taken,
  3. Cannot be marked “Issued to Student” or “Student Copy”,
  4. Must reflect all relevant, correct information for the applicant identified on the application,
  5. Transcripts cannot be gathered by the student and then mailed to NursingCAS. As stated above, they must come directly from the institution’s Registrar’s Office.

NursingCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

Program Information

The NMNEC CNM/UNM Dual Degree program is a partnership with Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) and the University of New Mexico College of Nursing (UNM) that allows students to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) concurrently. On BSN completion, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam with the New Mexico State Board of Nursing.

This is a competitive application screening, with 24 available slots. Students are applying to a five-term program, which will be 20 months in duration, running continuously through the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Students are responsible for tuition and fees at both CNM and UNM, with financial aid and scholarships available through UNM, if eligible.

For the Program of Studies, click here.

To be considered for the NMNEC CNM/UNM Dual Degree program, applicants must:

  • Meet the criteria for both CNM’s AASN and UNM’s BSN programs. For more information, review UNM's Worksheet or CNM's Worksheet.
  • Complete all required pre-requisite semesters 1, 2 and 3 classes with a grade of “C” (not “C-“) or better by the beginning of Nursing Level-1 classes.
  • Achieve at least a 2.75 grade point average in the required classes.
  • Complete the HESI A2 exam, scoring a minimum of 75% overall and on each subtest in Math, Reading, Grammar, Biology, Chemistry, and Vocabulary. For information on the HESI A2, click here.
  • Complete the NursingCAS application from February 1 - May 30, 2017.
  • Send official college transcripts from all institutions attended to NursingCAS for verification and processing.
  • Complete CNM’s Pre-Registration Screening. May 5 - June 30, 2017. 
  • Be eligible for admission to UNM.

Failure to complete any of the above steps will result in ineligibility, and your application will not be processed.

Please apply early to allow for adequate processing time for your application and all required materials!

NursingCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

Please apply early to allow for adequate processing time for your application and all required materials!

For questions please contact:

School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety
(505) 224-4111

College of Nursing
(505) 272-4223

(617) 612-2880