Academic excellence, diversity and inclusion, innovation, integrity and respect: at The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, we put these values into practice. Whether you're an undergraduate student or a professional seeking greater knowledge and advancement, you'll find support for your goals and values from expert faculty, experienced advisors and comprehensive programs.
Full Range of Nursing Programs
The UNM College of Nursing offers you a range of degrees and specialties, from undergraduate to doctoral level studies. Do you desire to serve patients or your community, or focus your practice in rural or underserved populations? Do you have the patience to pursue research, educate new generations of nurses or excel in an administrative role?
No matter what area of concentration you choose, your education at the UNM College of Nursing engages your head, your heart and your hands, providing a path to achievement in every aspect of the profession.
Which Nursing Program is Right for Me?
|IF you have…||AND are interested in…||THEN consider…|
|A high school diploma, GED, some college credit or an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than nursing||A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), becoming a registered nurse (RN), and attending classes at the UNM Health Sciences Center campus in Albuquerque||Pre-Licensure BSN Option - HSC Campus|
|A bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN), becoming a registered nurse (RN), and attending classes at UNM West campus in Rio Rancho||Pre-Licensure BSN Option – UNM West Campus|
|Taking classes at your community college while earning an associate degree there, as well as a BSN from UNM, and becoming an RN||Dual Degree BSN Option|
|An associate’s degree in nursing and are a current (or pending) RN||Earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing||RN to BSN Degree Completion Option|
|A bachelor’s degree in nursing and are an RN||Earning a researched focused doctorate||BSN to PhD|
|A bachelor’s degree in any discipline and are a current RN||An advanced practice degree in nursing or nursing education||MSN Program|
A master’s degree in nursing (MSN) and are an RN
|Obtaining a certification in a new practice area||Post-Master’s Certificate|
|Earning a research-focused doctorate||PhD Program|
|A MSN and hold a current APRN license||Earning a DNP with a focused area of Clinical Practice||DNP Clinical Concentration|
|One of these master’s degrees: MSN, MBA, MPH, MSA or MPA, and are an RN||Earning a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) with a focused area of Nurse Executive Organizational Leadership||DNP NEOL Concentration|
- UNM College of Nursing's RN to BSN program ranks 10th in the top 50 Best Value BSN Programs by ValueCollege.com
- UNM holds the distinction of “Very High Research University” (VHRU) from the Carnegie Foundation
- UNM is a designated federal Hispanic-Serving Institution
Registered Nurse (RN)
Master’s of Nursing or Post-Master’s Certificate
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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(n = 9/11)
(n = 5/6)
Family Nurse Practitioner
(n = 18/19)
(n = 10/12)
(n = 9/10)
(n = 7/8)
(n = 7/8)
(n = 7/8)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
(n = 9/9)
No cohort taking certification exam during this timeframe.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
First cohort graduates in 2018