• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Graduate programs offer baccalaureate RN students the opportunity to continue their education. The CoN offers a graduate program in Nursing leading to the MSN. Advanced practice concentrations prepare graduates to assume roles in health care as an acute care nurse practitioner, a family nurse practitioner, a pediatric nurse practitioner, or a nurse midwife. 

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The CoN also offers a concentration in nursing education; the nursing administration and community health concentrations are not accepting new students at this time.  

A Post-Master's Professional Certificate program is available to nurses holding an MSN who wish to complete additional graduate work in an area of Nursing not included in their initial master’s program. A minor in nursing is also available to nurses pursuing their degree in another field. The graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Programme Structure

Specialization that matches your interests and career goals:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Submit the following to NursingCAS
  • Application form
  • One letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A current resume or curriculum vita
  • Unofficial transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23600 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8142 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8142 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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per 24 credits 

Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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