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NMSU's School of Nursing re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

New Mexico State University's School of Nursing has received a full, 10-year re-accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The school's Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs each received an initial 10-year accreditation in 2002.


A photo of an NMSU nursing student examining a mannequin.
NMSU School of Nursing has received a full, 10-year re-accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

"Nursing is a vital field for New Mexico and qualified individuals are needed to serve in communities around the state," said Tilahun Adera, dean of NMSU's College of Health and Social Services. "This re-accreditation highlights the quality of our nursing program, our faculty and our students."

Representatives from commission visited NMSU's School of Nursing last fall for their accreditation review. The school received excellent marks on all levels.

"I'm very pleased with their findings," said Pam Schultz, associate dean and director of the School of Nursing. "They interviewed upper administration, students, faculty and community leaders and made their determination based on the input they received."

The School of Nursing has approximately 300 students in various programs. NMSU's first practical nursing program was offered in 1972. Two years later, the university's first associate degree in nursing began. NMSU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program started in 1979.