The LPN Mobility option allows qualified licensed practical nurses to complete their Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) by entering into the third term of the AASN program. Graduates of the ASN program meet the requirements set by the New Mexico State Board of Nursing to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. Specific terms of licensure can be obtained through the New Mexico Board of Nursing.
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing-LPN Mobility is designated as a Limited Entry Program at CNM. Students who wish to pursue this degree will need to apply and be accepted before they can start the program. Students who will apply in fall 2011 should refer to the Nursing Program Website for information about the application process and admission criteria.
Students who wish to apply in spring 2012 or later should refer to the Office of Limited Entry Programs for information on selection criteria, and deadlines, which will be different from those used in 2011.
ASN Graduates find employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care and physicians’ offices. Nurses can attain specialty credentials through employment and specialty course offering. CNM nursing students are encouraged to continue their education toward a bachelor of science in nursing degree in order to pursue leadership positions in nursing and in the community.