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Welcome to the Nursing Program at Doña Ana Community College

DACC Associate Degree in Nursing Graduates Fall 2011
Image of Graduating Class    Fall 2011
The Nursing Program at Doña Ana Community College graduated twenty two students during the fall 2011 semester. Included in the graduating class were four LPN to RN graduates. Members of the graduating class are seen here with the Nursing Program Director, Tracy Lopez.

Welcome to the Nursing program at Doña Ana Community College (DACC). We are pleased that you have chosen to study nursing and are delighted to have the opportunity to assist in achieving the academic and personal goals of each student. This is an exciting and challenging time to prepare for entry into the practice of nursing. Students are encouraged to work diligently toward their goals to find personal and career fulfillment.

The Nursing program at DACC affords students the opportunity to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Registered Nurses (RN), and members of a respected and rewarding profession. Nursing is a dynamic and exciting discipline offering not only the rewarding experiences of helping others achieve their health care goals, but also enabling the nurse to become a part of the rapidly advancing health delivery system of the future.

To ensure timely graduation with an Associate Degree in Nursing, the program is currently designed for full time attendance over a two year period in order to complete all nursing coursework and requirements. Program coursework will include theory, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Nursing classes are delivered face to face on the DACC Central Campus with clinical participation completed in the surrounding communities. For additional information on the program structure and requirements, please contact the Nursing program.

Accreditation & Approval

Institution

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
Telephone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462
Web site: http://www.ncahlc.org

Status:  Accredited Next Visit:  January 2016 (focus visit); reaffirmation visit 2023-24

Program

State

New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON)
Indian School Road NE, Suite 710Albuquerque, NM 87111Telephone: (505) 841-8340Fax: (505) 841-8347Website: http://www.bon.state.nm.us/
Approval Status: Full Approval, Next Visit: Spring 2016

Note: DACC cannot guarantee approval status from the NMBON will not change. Prospective students should check this site regularly for any changes. 

National

The DACC Associate Degree in Nursing program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Incorporated.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, GA 30326; Telephone: (404) 975-5000 Fax: (404) 975-5020Website: http:www.acenursing.org

Accreditation Status:  DACC's nursing program is not currently nationally accredited.  Next Visit: Anticipated February 11-12, 2015

Note:  Graduating from an non-nationally accredited nursing program adversely impacts potential future academic and employment opportunities.  Some employers have policies requiring applicants to be graduates of a nationally accredited program.  In addition, some RN-BSN programs (including NMSU) and other advanced degree programs require applicants to be graduates of a nationally accredited program.  Prospective students are encouraged to research their options prior to applying to our program or accepting a seat within our program.

Last Date Edited: 11/3/14

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Located at:

Doña Ana Community College Central Campus
Health and Public Services Building, Suite 190
3400 South Espina Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(575)527-7735