About UNM College of Nursing
In 1959, 12 nursing students were the first to earn their bachelor degrees from the College of Nursing. That same year, the college received full accreditation from the Accrediting Service of the National League for Nursing. Since then, the college has made great strides in developing the first Advanced Practice Master’s programs and the state’s first Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing.
Today, over 1,000 students are enrolled across undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs following the traditions of the resolute and visionary nurses who shaped and influenced our vibrant history.