Dec 03, 2020  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
    
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Pre-Health Science (AA), Pre-Nursing Concentration


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Description

The Pre-Health Sciences major is an Associate of Arts Degree program that prepares students to apply for health-related programs at CNM, as well as to transfer to UNM or other four-year degree programs in numerous health-related fields. It fulfills the general education core courses for 4-year degrees required by the state of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico core curriculum.

This two-year program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a 4-year degree program in Nursing.

Educational Option Information

This program can be completed:

  • Part-time or full-time.

This program can be started:

  • Any term.

Primary course location:

  • Main Campus

Are there any special requirement for this educational option?

  • Students are expected to purchase textbooks, lab manuals and lab safety equipment.
  • A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, it may limit available employment opportunities.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

  • Individual courses associated with this program may require students to purchase additional materials.

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Options

The Pre-Health Sciences degree is an associate of arts degree that prepares students to transfer to UNM or other four-year degree programs in numerous health-related fields. It fulfills the general education core courses for 4-year degrees required by the state of New Mexico. This particular concentration prepares students for transfer into a 4-year Nursing degree program.

Students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advisement and Career Development office.

  • Many of these courses are transferable to a 4-year Nursing program and CNM has transfer agreements with many 4-year institutions in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Career Options

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby boomer population, as they live longer and more active lives.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Term 4


Associate of Arts in Pre-Health Sciences, Concentration in Pre-Nursing 60-61 credit hours


 * A Modern Language is required for the Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New Mexico.

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