After Absence Since 2014 Nursing Classes Return to NMSU - Alamogordo


New Mexico State University-Alamogordo has seen a decrease in student enrollment over the recent years. One program that used to be exceptionally successful was the nursing program in partnership with Gerald Champion Hospital, the program ended at the Alamogordo campus in 2014 and was offered in Las Cruses.

With the significant upgrades to the hospital over the most recent years, and the shortage of health care professionals the university system made the decision to bring the nursing program back to the Alamogordo campus.

 Funding for the program has been in the works for a number of years and has come from a number of different sources: Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center and capital outlay funding from the state of New Mexico.

The program will be ready to enroll 16 students by fall 2024 and an estimated 22 individuals have expressed interest in the program, per university sources. The campus hosts a total of three nursing laboratories for the students to work in and train at the Alamogordo campus.

The program was approved by the New Mexico State University Board of Regents and the New Mexico Department of Higher Education, and awaits approval from the Higher Learning Commission, which is the school's regional accreditor.

The program is under the guidance of the Director for the Nursing programs and Allied Health Becky Ross. Students at NMSU-Alamogordo can also take advantage of the Allied Health program that was started by Ms. Ross. The program allows the student to complete three semesters of prerequisites and a final semester of phlebotomy, nursing or EKG technician.

To learn more visit NMSU | Alamogordo | New Mexico State University | BE BOLD. Shape the Future.

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