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. Upon successful completion of core degree requirements and either Option 1 or 2 courses, the ASAH degree can be awarded.

Option 1 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 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: 64 credits

Area I: Communication
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Select one from the following:3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Business and Professional Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
BIOL 221
221 L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
BIOL 225Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 226Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 110GPrinciples and Applications of Chemistry4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology3
SOC 101GIntroductory Sociology3
Area V: Humanities/Fine Art
Select 6 credits from the Humanities/Fine Art area in the NM Common Core list. 16
Select Option 1 or Option 213-17
Total Credits64-68

 A full list of NM Common Core Classes can be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

Option 1

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

HNDS 251Human Nutrition3
NURS 293Introduction to Nursing Concepts3
NURS 294Principals of Nursing Practice4
NURS 362Evidence Based Practice3
Select one from the following:4-6
Human Pathophysiology Foundation for Nursing4
Human Pathophysiology I
and Pathophysiology II
Total Credits17-19