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
BIOL 211G
211GL
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
BIOL 221
221 L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
4
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
1

 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
6
Total Credits17-19

Allied Health MAP - Option 1

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
Humanities/Fine Arts G Course 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
SOC 101G Introductory Sociology 3
STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits17
Spring
Humanities/Fine Arts G Course 1 3
NA 101 Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab 6
NA 110
Electrocardiogram Technician Basic
or Phlebotomist Technician
4-6
 Credits13-15
 Total Credits64-66
1

 See degree requirements.

Allied Health MAP - Option 2

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
Humanities/Fine Arts G Course 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
SOC 101G Introductory Sociology 3
STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits17
Spring
Humanities/Fine Arts G Course 1 3
NURS 293 Introduction to Nursing Concepts 3
NURS 294 Principals 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 Credits68
1

 See degree requirements.