Allied Health - Associate of Science

The Associate of Science Degree in Allied Health (ASAH) prepares students by offering and providing two healthcare career pathways. Pathway one (Option 1) prepares students for a Nursing Assistant and a career as a Phlebotomist Technician or an Electrocardiogram Technician. Pathway two (Option 2) prepares students for entry into the NMSU School of Nursing (NMSU SON) 4-year Bachelor of Nursing program. The ASAH degree plan follows the New Mexico Board of Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) common curriculum. NMSU SON accepts a cohort of students each Fall semester. Upon successful completion of core degree requirements included in Option 1 (Healthcare Field) or Option 2 (BSN Program) courses, a ASAH degree can be awarded.

Option 1 (Health Care Fields) is designed for students interested in alternative healthcare career paths in the fields of Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomist Technician or Electrocardiogram Technician. Option 1 also provides an associate degree completion for individuals awaiting acceptance into a BSN level program and for 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 choosing to meet pre-requisites for application to the NMSU SON BSN program at the New Mexico State University – Alamogordo campus.

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 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
or ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
Oral Communication
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 13
Areas III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120GIntroduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
CEPY 1120GHuman 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
PSYC 1110GIntroduction to Psychology3
Core Degree Requirements
BIOL 2310
2310L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 2210Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences4
BIOL 2225Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
MATH 1350GIntroduction to Statistics3
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
NUTR 2110Human 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
NUTR 2110Human Nutrition3
NMNC 3110Introduction to Nursing Concepts 13
NMNC 3135Principles of Nursing Practice 14
NMNC 3120Evidence-Based Practice 13
Select one from the following:4-6
Human Pathophysiology Foundation for Nursing4
Human Pathophysiology
and Human Pathophysiology I
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 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120G Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 4
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one course from Area V: Humanities 1 3
 Credits18
Spring
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
ENGL 2210G
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
3
NUTR 2110 Human Nutrition 3
MATH 1220G College Algebra 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 2310
2310L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
COMM 1130G
Public Speaking
or Introduction to Communication
3
MATH 1350G Introduction to Statistics 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 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120G Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 4
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one course from Area V: Humanities 1 3
 Credits18
Spring
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
ENGL 2210G
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
3
NUTR 2110 Human Nutrition 3
MATH 1220G College Algebra 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 2310
2310L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
COMM 1130G
Public Speaking
or Introduction to Communication
3
MATH 1350G Introduction to Statistics 3
 Credits14
Spring
Select one course from Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts 1 3
NMNC 3110 Introduction to Nursing Concepts 3
NMNC 3135 Principles of Nursing Practice 4
NMNC 3120 Evidence-Based Practice 3
Select one from the following: 4-6
Human Pathophysiology Foundation for Nursing  
Human Pathophysiology
and Human Pathophysiology I
 
 Credits17
 Total Credits65