SFCC’s comprehensive Nursing Program trains students for a good career in a rising industry. They are equipped with nursing concepts, pharmacology, nursing practice principles, care of patients with chronic conditions, health and illness concepts, and emergency medicine.
One can begin with a Certificate in Nursing Assistant and further move into the program to acquire an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.
SFCC’s Department of Nursing Education is part of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium and uses the NMNEC concept-based system to nursing education. The NM State Board of Nursing approved the SFCC nursing program, and ACEN accredited it through 2021.
About The School
Santa Fe Community College has been the path to success for persons and the community by offering high-quality educational programs that are affordable and serve the social, cultural, economic and technological needs of a varied community for over 30 years. SFCC is designated a“2015 Military Friendly” and ”Best for Vets” school.
The college caters for more than 15,000 students annually in its credit, adult, and non-credit programs.
Offering over 100 degree and certificate programs, SFCC serves the academic, career and personal enrichment needs of local businesses, residents, government, and public service organizations. The college employs more than 274 full-time and 587 part-time workers.
Estimated total program cost is $18,894
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Eligible students may apply to Santa Fe Community College’s Nursing Program, through the application link. The application may also be mailed or dropped off at the Nursing Department.
- Please submit a letter requesting admission to the SFCC Nursing Program.
- Official transcripts from all schools you have attending (post high school) should be sent directly to the registrar’s office at SFCC.
- HESI A2 test scores.
- Copy of your BLS card (American Heart Association only).
- Copy of any certifications or licensures that are health care related: Medical assisting, CNA, EMT.
Admission is based mainly on the GPA of pre-requisite courses and the results of the HESI Admissions test. Extra points are given for students living in the SFCC district, which is identical to the Santa Fe Public School District, for diversity, and for some previous medical experience.
GENERAL NURSING PROGRAM INFORMATION
- Many courses will transfer from other accredited colleges and universities. Science and math classes should be evaluated by an SFCC advisor.
- Copies of transcripts can be used for advisement, but official transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent to the SFCC Registrar’s office, and for BSN applicants, to the Registrar at the University of New Mexico.
- The minimum GPA for admission is 2.75. Admission is competitive. The average GPA for incoming students averages between 3.2-3.5. To calculate your GPA, see our college catalogue “Grade Options”.
- Students who wish to transfer from another NMNEC school will be accepted on a case by case basis, if space is available. Due to sequencing of courses and course content, transfers from non-NMNEC school will not be accepted.
- Many general education requirements are waived for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field. An academic advisor in the Center for Academic Transitions can help you determine transferability of coursework and pre-requisite requirements. Students with a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply for the Accelerated Program.
- SFCC uses the HESI admission test. The test can be taken twice per admission period, with a 14 day interval between tests. The minimum passing score must be a 75 overall and 75 for each section: math, science and English. To register for the HESI admissions test, click here. The scores are good for one year.
6401 Richards Ave,
Santa Fe, NM 87508, USA
Phone: +1 505-428-1000
Main Website: www.sfccnm.edu
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