Registered nurses work directly with sick, disabled, and injured patients to assess, plan, and implement patient care. They also educate patients and the public about various health conditions, techniques, and procedures to promote health, and they provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. RNs have a lot of responsibility. Some of their duties include developing patient care plans and assessments and determining patients' needs, administering injections and medications, assisting physicians during treatments, supervising nurses' aides, and delegating tasks. Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020. Registered nurses work in hospitals, schools, summer camps, physicians' offices, home health care services, and nursing care facilities. They also work in correctional facilities, specialty doctors' offices, private care agencies, and in the military.Every program for nursing education includes clinical work in conjunction with classroom studies. Students who want to become registered nurses should be prepared to complete course work in nursing and a number of sciences: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, and psychology. Whether students earn an associate degree, bachelor's degree, or diploma in nursing, the RN designation isn?t available until the NCLEX-RN national licensing exam is taken and passed.
University of New Mexico-Main Campus offers 3 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 486 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse students graduated with students earning 432 Bachelor's degrees, 50 Master's degrees, and 4 Certificates.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus offers 4 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 110 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse students graduated with students earning 106 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus offers 4 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 59 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse students graduated with students earning 39 Bachelor's degrees, and 20 Master's degrees.
New Mexico Highlands University offers 2 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 68 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse students graduated with students earning 68 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque, NM||24 : 1||22,729|
|Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM||72 : 1||23,096|
|New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces, NM||23 : 1||14,296|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales, NM||35 : 1||5,685|
|Clovis Community College Clovis, NM||52 : 1||2,902|
|Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM||19 : 1||708|
|Carrington College-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM||30 : 1||424|
|Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM||56 : 1||4,110|
|Western New Mexico University Silver City, NM||35 : 1||3,193|
|New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM||21 : 1||2,787|
|Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM||24 : 1||1,119|
|San Juan College Farmington, NM||45 : 1||6,741|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell, NM||50 : 1||2,256|
|New Mexico Junior College Hobbs, NM||33 : 1||2,327|
|University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus Gallup, NM||42 : 1||2,487|
|New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM||64 : 1||8,054|
|Brookline College-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM||75 : 1||452|
|New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Carlsbad, NM||57 : 1||1,921|
|Luna Community College Las Vegas, NM||42 : 1||1,043|
|University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus Los Lunas, NM||65 : 1||2,196|