New Mexico

The New Mexico Action Coalition, one of the 9 Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) grantees, has had a significant development this fall. I am happy to share our most exciting news to date: New Mexico nurse educators have successfully developed and then gained approval for a single statewide nursing curriculum. What this means is that we have a BSN curriculum (with an embedded ADN track) that has been approved by the nursing programs throughout the state. This curriculum provides the infrastructure necessary for future access to prelicensure BSN degrees throughout the state through university – community college partnerships. Students enrolled in participating community college programs will have the option to earn either a baccalaureate degree through the BSN track or an associate degree through an ADN track. This curriculum also means we will have 100% articulation of prerequisite and nursing courses among all participating schools.

We have much work ahead to implement this plan including state and institutional policy efforts, faculty development efforts, diversity efforts, and data collection efforts. We will start posting regularly every couple weeks to share our processes and lessons learned along the way.

by Jean Giddens | November 29, 2012

Tags: education, new-mexico

Liz Close

Jean -- this is truly a monumental achievement and the result of enormous commitment and effort of New Mexico nurse educators! A hearty congratulations to you all and look forward to details/updates on your progress. Would love to see the entire degree curriculum -- is it public yet?
Posted on: December 2, 2012, 4:34 pm

Mary Sue Gorski

Congratulations to New Mexico! I have a similar question as Liz. Can you share more details that may be helpful to other states as they move forward? If you cannot share the actual curriculum, it could be helpful to others to share the process and your approach to getting consensus. Thanks for sharing your work so far and we look forward to frequent updates!
Posted on: December 10, 2012, 12:49 pm

Mary Sue Gorski

Congratulations to New Mexico! I have a similar question as Liz. Can you share more details that may be helpful to other states as they move forward? If you cannot share the actual curriculum, it could be helpful to others to share the process and your approach to getting consensus. Thanks for sharing your work so far and we look forward to frequent updates!
Posted on: December 10, 2012, 12:49 pm

Jean Giddens

Liz, the program of study is on our website - NMNEC.org.
Posted on: January 9, 2013, 7:25 am

 

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