GCU’s Accelerated Nursing Program in New Mexico

16-Month Accelerated BSN Program in New Mexico¹

Aspiring nurses searching for nursing BSN programs in New Mexico have an accelerated nursing option through Grand Canyon University. This hybrid program provides you with the opportunity to complete your nursing courses online,2 while also gaining hands-on experience through immersive simulation and skills labs. You will also complete your clinical rotations at area clinical sites, where you will continue to learn as you implement your new knowledge and skills.


In May 2022, nurses in Albuquerque had a median annual salary of $81,990, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.3

Why Choose GCU for Your ABSN in New Mexico?

There are several bene\its to choosing GCU for your accelerated BSN program in New Mexico. GCU offers you three start dates to choose from for your ABSN program, allowing you to enroll at a time in your life that makes the most sense for you.

ABSN courses are also taught with a Christian worldview in mind. Incorporating a Christian worldview into nursing studies allows you to purposefully instill principles of moral, ethical care as you work through your courses and with patients.

GCU is also an institutionally accredited university, having been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968. For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.

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Admissions Process for GCU’s Accelerated Nursing Program in New Mexico

With multiple nursing pathways available, GCU’s New Mexico accelerated nursing program is designed for individuals who have either a non-nursing degree or for those with transfer credits or no prior coursework. You must also complete the required prerequisite courses for the program.

Because our various locations may have different admissions requirements, it is important that you speak with a university counselor, who will be able to review your unofficial transcripts and help you develop your academic plan.

New Mexico ABSN Learning Site

View our Postsecondary State Authorizations and SARA and State Disclosures information for New Mexico.

If you’re ready to begin your nursing career in New Mexico, request more information.

1 Secondary Applicants must transfer a minimum of 60 of the required 123 credits or have completed a baccalaureate degree which includes nine prerequisite courses/labs and 10 general education courses prior to starting the core nursing courses, which can be completed in as few as 16 months. Direct Entry Applicants that do not transfer 60 credits but meet the minimum requirements can complete these credits through GCU prior to starting the core nursing courses. Depending on the state where student has enrolled or intends to complete the program, student may require additional courses. This may include, but is not limited to, additional general education courses, courses in the major, clinical courses, or a different course sequence. See University Policy Handbook.

2 While all courses are completed online, you will need to attend clinical, practicum and immersion hours in person locally.

3 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Registered Nurses, as of May 2022, retrieved on Jan. 2, 2024. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 to 2022 may be atypical compared to prior years. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers nationwide with varying levels of education and experience. It does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as registered nurses, nor does it reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country or a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries. Your employability will be determined by numerous factors over which GCU has no control, such as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, the graduate’s experience level, individual characteristics, skills, etc., against a pool of candidates.