Nursing Program

Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell

Nursing Program

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About the Nursing Program

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Nursing Program Director
Tory Norris
Phone: (575) 624-7460
E-Mail: [email protected]

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Phone: (575) 624-7294

About the ENMU-Roswell Nursing Program

The Nursing Program at ENMU-Roswell is an excellent place to begin your nursing journey. The nursing program at ENMU-Roswell was established in 1968, and continues to flourish and thrive today. The ENMU-Roswell Nursing Program is currently listed as the #1 Nursing Program in New Mexico, and #4 in the Southwest region by The nursing faculty and staff at ENMU-Roswell are dedicated to providing a rich learning environment for students to learn critical aspects of nursing.

What is Nursing?

Nursing is a dynamic and essential profession at the core of healthcare delivery. Nurses are dedicated, compassionate, and highly skilled individuals who play a crucial role in promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. This profession offers a unique blend of science, technology, and human touch, making it both rewarding and challenging.

Key Characteristics of Nursing:

  1. Patient-Centered Care: At the heart of nursing is the commitment to providing holistic, patient-centered care. Nurses focus not only on treating diseases but also on addressing the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of their patients.
  2. Diverse Specializations: Nursing offers a wide range of career paths and specialties. Whether you aspire to work in critical care, pediatrics, mental health, or public health, there is a nursing niche for you.
  3. Lifelong Learning: Healthcare is constantly evolving, and nurses are lifelong learners. Continuing education and professional development are integral to staying current in the field and providing the best care possible.
  4. Advocacy: Nurses often serve as advocates for their patients, ensuring they receive the highest quality care and have a voice in their healthcare decisions.
  5. Teamwork: Collaboration with other healthcare professionals, including doctors, therapists, and pharmacists, is a cornerstone of nursing practice. Working together as a team to achieve the best outcomes for patients is a fundamental aspect of the profession.
  6. Career Opportunities: Nurses are in high demand globally. They can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, home healthcare, research institutions, and more.

Nursing is more than just a job; it’s a calling

Download the Nursing Brochure

Download the Degree Plan

Application Information

The Nursing Program accepts applications twice per year:

  • December applications for January start
  • May applications for August start

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2024 Semester

Fall 2024 Admission Deadline: May 19, 2024 at 5:00pm

Fall admissions applications are reviewed in two sessions to accommodate students that are taking summer classes.

First Round Application Review – May 23, 2024
For first round consideration, all requirements listed below must be completed by May 19, 2024

Second Round Application Review – August 5, 2024
For second round consideration, all requirements listed below must be completed by July 31, 2024

Are you ready to apply to the Nursing Program at ENMU-Roswell?
Use this checklist to make sure you have everything you need:

Complete pre-requisite courses

    • All prerequisite courses must have a minimum grade of C
    • Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the nursing program
    • To see current prerequisite requirements, please refer to the current catalog or nursing degree plan

Meeting GPA minimum requirements

    • Pre-requisite GPA 2.75 or greater (Pre-requisite GPA is calculated using only the pre-requisite courses)
    • Overall GPA 2.0 or greater

Meet TEAS minimum requirements

    • The overall (composite) ATI TEAS scores must be 58.7 or higher

Meet one of the following:

    • Complete CNA lecture and lab course
    • Provide evidence of CNA course completion or current Nursing Assisting Certification
    • Provide evidence of course completion or current certification of: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, Advanced EMT, or EMT-Paramedic
    • Provide evidence of Medical Assisting program completion or current Medical Assisting certification

If you have any questions about Nursing Program admission requirements, please reach out to student advising to schedule an appointment.

Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor here

If you have other questions about the Nursing Program, please reach out to Tory Norris

Alternatively, you may send a message to the Director of Nursing Education
[email protected]

Nursing Program Clinical Requirements

Nursing students are required to complete a number of rotations in various healthcare settings in every semester of the nursing program. The healthcare organizations that we partner with require specific immunizations, certificates, and testing. Clinical requirements for the nursing program are dependent on our clinical partners, and the requirements are subject to change.

All students must meet these requirements in order to remain in the nursing program.

What are the requirements?

Immunization records will be submitted after acceptance into the Nursing Program. The attached form is for informational purposes only. You may print it for your reference.

Clinical Requirements - Immunization Example Form

The ENMU-Roswell Nursing Program is accredited by ACENThe Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is a respected accrediting body that plays a pivotal role in ensuring the quality and excellence of nursing education

programs. ACEN accreditation signifies that a nursing program has met rigorous standards and criteria related to curriculum, faculty qualifications, resources, and student outcomes. It provides assurance to students, employers, and the healthcare community that graduates of ACEN-accredited programs are well-prepared to excel in their nursing careers and provide safe and competent patient care. ACEN accreditation is a mark of distinction that reflects a program’s commitment to upholding the highest educational standards in nursing education.

The last accreditation status was updated in 2019, when ENMU-Roswell Nursing program was given the status of “Continued Accreditation.”

The next accreditation visit is planned for Fall 2025
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Rd., NE Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone 1-404-975-5000
Fax 1-404-975-5020


The ENMU-Roswell Nursing Program is Regulated by the NM Board of NursingThe New Mexico Board of Nursing serves as a vital regulatory authority responsible for overseeing nursing programs in the state. Its primary role is to ensure that these programs meet and maintain the highest educational and professional standards. The board conducts

comprehensive reviews, evaluations, and approvals of nursing education institutions and their curricula. This oversight ensures that nursing students receive quality education and training, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective practice. By upholding rigorous standards and monitoring the performance of nursing programs, the New Mexico Board of Nursing plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the quality of nursing education and, ultimately, the delivery of healthcare services within the state.

The last approval designated to the ENMU-Roswell Nursing Program was in 2019, which was the award of “Full Approval.” This status will be renewed prior to April 2026.

New Mexico Board of Nursing (BON)

6301 Indian School Rd., NE #710
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Prerequisite Semesters

Semester 1 – Tuition and Registration – Resident (in-district) $1128
Semester 2 – Tuition and Registration, Resident (in-district) $1128

Nursing Program – Semester 1

Med/Surg 1

Tuition and Registration – Resident (in-district) $1128
Allied Health Liability Fee $5.00
Nursing Practicum Fee $10.00
ATI Nursing Education/Nursing Testing Readiness Assessment Fee $693.75
Background Check $60.00
Drug Screen $30.00
Immunization Tracking Fee $30.00
Supply Tote Fee $225.00
Total $2181.75

Nursing Program – Semester 2

Med/Surg 2 & Pharmacology

Tuition and Registration – Resident (in-district) $1128
Allied Health Liability Fee $5.00
Nursing Practicum Fee $10.00
ATI Nursing Education/Nursing Testing Readiness Assessment Fee $693.75
Background Check $60.00
Drug Screen $30.00
Immunization Tracking Fee
Supply Tote Fee
Total $1926.75

Nursing Program – Semester 3


Tuition and Registration – Resident (in-district) $1128
Allied Health Liability Fee $5.00
Nursing Practicum Fee $20.00
ATI Nursing Education/Nursing Testing Readiness Assessment Fee $693.75
Background Check $60.00
Drug Screen $30.00
Immunization Tracking Fee
Supply Tote Fee
Total $1936.75

Nursing Program – Semester 4

Med/Surg 3, Pharmacology, Seminar, Capstone

Tuition and Registration – Resident (in-district) $1128
Allied Health Liability Fee $5.00
Nursing Practicum Fee $10.00
ATI Nursing Education/Nursing Testing Readiness Assessment Fee $693.75
Background Check $60.00
Drug Screen $30.00
AHA Course Fee $21.00
Immunization Tracking Fee
Supply Tote Fee
Total $1947.75


The curriculum outcomes for the associate degree in nursing program at Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell are derived from and reflect the philosophy and conceptual framework. Central to the achievement of these outcomes is the ability to think critically, use clinical reasoning, and to communicate effectively.

After completion of this program, the associate degree graduate will be able to:

  1. Engage in professional nursing practice that is client-centered, compassionate, ethical, and culturally appropriate for individuals, families, and diverse communities.
  2. Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety into nursing practice within health care organizations and systems.
  3. Deliver evidenced based nursing care utilizing clinical reasoning through the application of the nursing process.
  4. Demonstrate leadership behaviors through the application of policies that apply to health care delivery.
  5. Engage in effective inter-professional collaboration in the delivery of health care for quality client outcomes.
  6. Utilize technologies for the management of information and in the delivery of client care.



2021 2022 2023

The summary report of NCLEX RN/LPN Pass Rates for First Time Candidates from all nursing programs
in New Mexico is available on the New Mexico Board of Nursing web page at
under the menu item Education, NCLEX RN/LPN Pass Rates 2013-2016

The 2019 National NCLEX Pass Rates by Type of Candidate/Type of Program is available on the National
Council of State Boards of Nursing web page at under the NCLEX and Other
Exams Menu, Exam Statistics and Publications


2020 – 21 2021 – 22 2022 – 23


2020 – 21 2021 – 22 2022 – 23
100% 31% 19% 26%
200% 68% 59% 48%
*100% = Student graduated in 2years, 150% = Student graduated in 3 years, 200% = Student graduated in 4 years


2020 – 21 2021 – 22 2022 – 23
TOTAL 29 17 21

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the nursing program take to complete?

Altogether, about 3 years from start to finish. The pre-requisites typically take students 1 year to complete. Once accepted into the nursing program, students will complete 2 years (4 semesters) of nursing courses.

How often does a new class start?

New cohorts begin each semester – in January and in August

Why do I have to take a TEAS exam?

The TEAS exam is a test that shows how proficient students are in English, Reading, Math, and Science. Nursing students have to score proficient on the TEAS prior to being accepted into the program. English, Reading, Math, and Science are used throughout nursing, so it is important that students have a good foundation in these areas before entering the nursing program.

How can I study for the TEAS exam?

Be sure to take the TEAS exam after completing pre-requisite courses (Math, English, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology). These courses will help students prepare for the TEAS exam.

Study! Here are a few resources that are available for students to study:

  • Use the TEAS Study Guide. The bookstore at ENMU-Roswell now carries the TEAS Study guide. The study guide includes review of content that will be tested on the TEAS, as well as practice questions.
  • Download the ATI TEAS App. There are several apps available for TEAS prep. The official TEAS app can be found by searching for “Official ATI TEAS Prep 2022”.
  • There are also online resources that you can access on the ATI website.