At the beginning of every semester, the Nursing Program holds a mandatory orientation for all program students before classes start. During the orientation, students are aquainted with fellow students, faculty, and staff along with important information regarding the upcoming semester and program.
Math Practice Exams
An integrated medication knowledge and dosage calculations exam will be given at the beginning of each semester for Levels I and II. Clinical attendance shall not be allowed until this exam is passed successfully. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information on the entrance math exam. Practice math exams, by level, can also be found on the Nursing Student Program Page on Canvas.
STAR Student Access
STAR (Student Academic Requirements) is a degree audit system that produces individualized reports that reflect a student's academic progress toward a specified degree. The report compares a student's course work, both NMSU and transfer work, with the requirements of an academic degree program and produces a report/audit, which details the student's progress toward meeting those requirements.
STAR Reports are used when you see your Nursing Faculty Advisor. You should bring a current report to advising appointments for review. It is also useful to run a new report at the end of the academic semester when grades have been posted. If you feel there are errors, please contact a Nursing Advisor. The STAR Report is also one of the forms used to verify you have met course requirements to graduate from DACC; therefore, it is important for you to be knowledgeable about the coursework and grades on your STAR Report.