Nursing (AAS), LPN to RN Mobility Option (CPE)

Coordinated Program Entry (CPE) Pre-Registration Screening instructions for the CNM Nursing (AAS), LPN to RN Mobility Option.

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Below are the requirements for completing the pre-registration screening form for the Nursing (AAS), LPN to RN Mobility Option. Once you submit the form and are approved, you will be given permission to register for the program.


  • Minimum Cumulative GPA for General Coursework: 2.0
  • Calculated GPA for Prerequisite Courses: 2.75
  • Entrance Exam: None


Summer 2023 (CNM/UNM Dual Degree)

  • CNM Nursing Screening Dates: January 6, 2023- March 3, 2023
  • UNM Nursing Application Dates: January 1, 2023 - March 1, 2023

Fall 2023 (CNM/UNM Dual Degree)

  • CNM Nursing Screening Dates: April 28, 2023 - June 23, 2023
  • UNM Nursing Application Dates: April 15, 2023 - June 1, 2023

Spring 2024 (CNM/UNM Dual Degree)

  • CNM Nursing Screening Dates: August 2, 2023 - September 27, 2023
  • UNM Nursing Application Dates: August 1, 2023 - October 1, 2023

Forms will open by 9 a.m. (MST) on the available date.
Forms will close on the deadlines listed at 5 p.m. (MST).

Program Information

  • Seats available in the program: 16
  • Entrance availability: Every term
  • More about the program: Nursing AAS 

Required Coursework

  • AAS Mathematics Requirement 3-4 credit hour(s) 
  • BIOL 2310 - Microbiology 3 credit hour(s)
  • BIOL 2310L - Microbiology Lab 1 credit hour(s)
  • ENGL 1110 - Composition I 3 credit hour(s)
  • ENGL 1110P - Composition I Plus 4 credit hour(s)
  • PSYC 1110 - Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hour(s)
  • BIOL 2210 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credit hour(s)
  • BIOL 2510 - Pathophysiology I 3 credit hour(s)
  • PSYC 2120 - Developmental Psychology 3 credit hour(s)

If you are registered in required courses at CNM you will be considered "in progress." These courses must be on your CNM record with a final grade by the end of the term to be eligible to start the program. Courses also must be "in progress" at CNM.

Classes must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. If you do not complete these courses successfully you may lose your seat in the program.

If a course is completed with a grade of "CR" or "Credit", this is equivalent to a grade of "C".

Program Operations During COVID-19

The CNM nursing program is continuing to run during the pandemic. Lecture classes have been moved online with most classes being held synchronously (at set start/end times). The program is working closely with our accreditors and with the New Mexico Board of Nursing to ensure that we remain in alignment with our regulatory requirements. Even in these altered operations, graduates of our program are fully qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure examination.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Calculated GPA: The CNM Nursing Program is required by the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) to enforce a calculated Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher. Calculated Grade Point Average refers to your GPA in a set of specific courses, in this case, the courses listed under "Required Courses" in the CNM Catalog for the Nursing NMNEC Concentration. To calculate your GPA, please visit How to Calculate Your Entry GPA for Nursing.

Cumulative GPA: The CNM Nursing Program also required an overall GPA of 2.0 on all CNM courses. Your cumulative GPA is located at the bottom of your CNM Unofficial Transcript. If you have completed less than 16 credit hours at CNM, cumulative GPAs from all other institutions for which you have submitted transcripts will be averaged into your CNM GPA. More information can be found under Grade Point Average (GPA) under Screening Criteria and Guidelines.

Licensing and Credit for Prior Learning

You must have, or be eligible for, a current, unrestricted New Mexico LPN license. You will be asked to provide your license number on your Pre-Registration Screening Form. You will need to confirm that your LPN license is current and unrestricted in the State of New Mexico. Practical nursing licenses from other states may also be considered.

CNM’s nursing program welcomes Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who are interested in completing their Associates of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) which provides the opportunity to sit for the NCLEX-RN™ exam and earn the Registered Nurse (RN) license.

 While the program cannot offer advanced placement into our four-term program, we can offer Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) for LPN licensure. From any CNM registrar’s office, interested students can submit a CPL form for nursing which will earn four (4) nursing credits for NMNC 1135, the clinical class in the first term of the nursing program. There is a $25 fee per processed CPL form.

The next step is dependent on the number of applications received. Upon closure of the cycle, the number of applicants is compared against available seating. If demand is greater than seats, students will be chosen by lottery.

CNM/UNM Dual Degree Program

Students who want to be considered for the CNM-UNM Dual Degree Program must also submit an Application to the UNM College of Nursing through NursingCAS as well as a CNM Pre-Registration Screening Form. Students must meet program requirements for both CNM and UNM. The UNM College of Nursing will rank and select students for this dual enrollment program in accordance with their policies.

For more information

Complete the Following Prior to Screening

  1. Enroll as a CNM student (if you are not already a CNM student). Visit the Registration & Application page.

  2. Receive CNM ID number and CNM email address. Check your email address to make sure it is functioning properly and contact Information Technology Services if you have questions.

  3. If you have attended other colleges/universities, have all transcripts sent to the CNM Records Office and allow up to four weeks for processing. When the evaluation is complete, you will receive an email showing how credits were evaluated.

  4. Check your record in myCNM to make sure the courses (the minimum required courses) are shown with the EXACT course numbers. If you took a similar course that did not transfer over exactly as the CNM required course number, complete an Appeal for Re-Evaluation of Arts and Science Credits Form and submit the form to the CNM Records Office. Course documentation must accompany this form as stated. If the request is approved, the transfer coursework will appear on your CNM transcript, which can be viewed through myCNM.

  5. Confirm that your LPN license is current in the State of New Mexico. You will need to enter your license number on your Pre-Registration Screening form.

Once you complete the form, you will be notified of your form status by CNM email and it is your responsibility to check your CNM account regularly. You will be notified of the date, time, and what courses to register for in the program. If you successfully register for the program, classes will begin in the upcoming term.

Attend Compliance Orientation

If you are successfully registered for the Nursing (AAS), LPN to RN Mobility Option, you must attend a Mandatory Compliance Orientation prior to starting the program. During this orientation, specific information will be given regarding what is required for you to get ready for the clinical portion of this program. You will receive an email from with a deadline and a link to sign up for the orientation. For more information on the compliance requirements for this program please visit the Office of Verification and Compliance.

Submit the Form

Nursing (AAS), LPN to RN Mobility Concentration Pre-Registration Form