Nursing Council

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Nursing Council Purpose:

The NMSU Nursing Council was established to provide collective oversight and coordination of nursing programs across the NMSU System. The Nursing Council has evolved such that its current focus is to foster meaningful communication and establish healthy and proactive collaboration and coordination of efforts across nursing programs for the benefit of students, program efficacy, and the health and needs of the local and state communities.

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)
Dianne Hardin
Interim Program Director
1500 University Drive
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-9300
NMSU-Dona Ana Community College (DACC)
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Cynthia Olivas, RN, DNP
Interim Program Director
DACC- Central Campus Health and Public Services Building, Suite 190
3400 South Espina Street
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 527-7630 (Office)
(575) 528-7300 (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 Meetings

The Nursing Council meets on a quarterly cycle, typically in January, April, July and October.

Scheduled meetings for 2019-2020 are:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2-3 pm
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2-3 pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2-3 pm
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2-3 pm

For additional information contact the Executive Director of Accreditation at, or at 575-646-5095 or 575-646-1908.