Nursing Council

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Nursing Council Purpose and Goals:

The system-wide Nursing Council provides oversight and coordination of nursing programs throughout the system. The Council coordinates curriculum reviews, establishes shared positions, monitors and assists with accreditation and shares instructional expertise among the nursing programs in the NMSU system. (Modified from Commission on Nursing Accreditation Oversight Final Report, 12/12)

Nursing Council Membership and Terms:

There are five members of the NMSU System Nursing Council: the Nursing Director from each of the NMSU System campuses and the NMSU Executive Director of Accreditation. Members are appointed based on position appointment and may serve as long as the individual serves in the position. Interim appointments may serve on the Nursing Council.

MembershipRepresentativeContact InformationEmail Address & Phone
Associate of Science in Allied Health
(Ex-officio; non-voting)
Becky Ross, MSN, RN
Allied Health Director
Health Sciences Center
2400 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 439-3873 (Office)
(575) 439-3642 (FAX)
Practical Nursing Certificate (LPN)
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Claudia Estrada, MSN, RN, CNE
Program Director
1500 University Drive
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-9300 (Office)
(575) 234-9305 (Direct)
(575) 234-9304 (FAX)
NMSU-Dona Ana Community College (DACC)
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Tracy Lopez, MSN, RN
Program Director
DACC- Central Campus Health and Public Services Building, Suite 190
3400 South Espina Street
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 527-7630 (Office)
(575) 528-7236 (Direct)
(575) 528-7300 (FAX)
NMSU-Las Cruces, Alamogordo & Grants (BSN only)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, (Ph.D.)
Alexa Doig, Ph.D., RN
Department Head
MSC 3185
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
(575) 646-3812 (Office)
(575) 646-2167 (FAX)
NMSU System Shelly Stovall, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Accreditation
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
(575)-646-5095 (Direct)
(575)-646-2044 (FAX)

Nursing Council Meeting Cycle & Communications

Monthly meetings are regularly scheduled. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed. Nursing Council minutes are distributed to NMSU campus presidents, academic officers and the Provost’s senior staff.

Minutes and Agendas