Allied Health - Associate of Science

The Associate of Science Degree in Allied Health (ASAH) follows the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) common curriculum for transfer into a 4 year Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) program. The 4 year Bachelor of Nursing through NMSU School of Nursing accepts a cohort of 16 students each Fall semester from the NMSU - Alamogordo campus. Upon successful completion of core degree requirements and either Option 1 (Health Care Fields) or Option 2 (BSN Program) courses, the ASAH degree can be awarded.

Option 1 (Health Care Fields) is designed for students interested in alternative health care career paths in the fields of Nursing Assistant and EKG or Phlebotomy Technician. Option 1 also provides associate degree completion for individuals awaiting acceptance into a BSN level program and for registered nurses or individuals with non-nursing degrees who may need to complete required courses before applying to a master program in nursing.

Option 2 (BSN Program) is designed for ASAH students who have applied and been accepted into the NMSU Las Cruces BSN program delivered at the Alamogordo campus. Check with the Allied Health Department about requirements and the application process for the NMSU BSN program.

A grade of C or better is required in all “G” courses.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 61 credits

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 61-65 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education Requirements
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Oral Communication
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 13
Areas III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
Human Growth and Behavior3
Area V: Humanities
Select one course from Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts
Select one course from Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology3
Core Degree Requirements
BIOL 221
221 L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
4
BIOL 225Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 226Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Option Area
Select Option 1 (Health Care Fields) or Option 2 (BSN Program)13-17
Total Credits61-65

Option 1 - Health Care Fields

Prefix Title Credits
HNDS 251Human Nutrition3
NA 101Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab6
Select one from the following:4-6
Electrocardiogram Technician Basic4
Phlebotomist Technician6
Total Credits13-15

Option 2 - BSN Program

Prefix Title Credits
HNDS 251Human Nutrition3
NURS 293Introduction to Nursing Concepts 13
NURS 294Principles of Nursing Practice 14
NURS 362Evidence Based Practice 13
Select one from the following:4-6
Human Pathophysiology Foundation for Nursing4
Human Pathophysiology I
and Pathophysiology II
6
Total Credits17-19

A Suggested Plan of Study - Allied Health, Option 1 (Health Care Fields)

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
BIOL 211G
211GL
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 110G Principles and Applications of Chemistry 4
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
PSY 201G Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one course from Area V: Humanities 1 3
 Credits18
Spring
BIOL 225 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
C EP 110G Human Growth and Behavior 3
ENGL 211G
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
or Business and Professional Communication
or Technical and Scientific Communication
3
HNDS 251 Human Nutrition 3
MATH 121G College Algebra 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 221
221 L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
4
BIOL 226 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
COMM 265G
Principles of Human Communication
or Public Speaking
3
STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits14
Spring
Select one course from Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts 1 3
NA 101 Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab 6
NA 110
Electrocardiogram Technician Basic
or Phlebotomist Technician
4-6
 Credits13
 Total Credits61

A Suggested Plan of Study - Allied Health, Option 2 (BSN Program)

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
BIOL 211G
211GL
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 110G Principles and Applications of Chemistry 4
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
PSY 201G Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one course from Area V: Humanities 1 3
 Credits18
Spring
BIOL 225 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
C EP 110G Human Growth and Behavior 3
ENGL 211G
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
or Business and Professional Communication
or Technical and Scientific Communication
3
HNDS 251 Human Nutrition 3
MATH 121G College Algebra 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 221
221 L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
4
BIOL 226 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
COMM 265G
Principles of Human Communication
or Public Speaking
3
STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits14
Spring
Select one course from Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts 1 3
NURS 293 Introduction to Nursing Concepts 3
NURS 294 Principles of Nursing Practice 4
NURS 362 Evidence Based Practice 3
Select one from the following: 4-6
Human Pathophysiology Foundation for Nursing  
Human Pathophysiology I
and Pathophysiology II
 
 Credits17
 Total Credits65