Nursing - Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program can be found on the following https://dacc.nmsu.edu/gainfulemployment/.

(53–54 credits)

This certificate program provides an option for those desiring to begin working as licensed practical nurses before finishing the Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) program. The certificate curriculum consists of the first two semesters of the ADN program and NURS 224 Maternal Child Nursing. Students must pass a PN exit exam selected by the faculty to qualify for the LPN certificate.

Core Requirements
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology 13
Related Requirements
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 13
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior 13
Select one from the following:7-8
Human Anatomy
and Human Physiology 1
7
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1
8
CHEM 110GPrinciples and Applications of Chemistry 14
Common Technical Requirements
NURS 130Foundations of Pharmacology3
NURS 134Foundation of Nursing Skills and Assessment3
NURS 136Foundations of Nursing Practice6
NURS 137Care of Geriatric Patient3
NURS 147Adult Health I6
NURS 149Mental Health Nursing3
NURS 224Maternal Child Nursing5
Total Credits53-54
1

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.