Statewide and online, faculty at The University of New Mexico College of Nursing in Albuquerque engage in clinical practice and teach clinical provider education working to improve the health of underrepresented and underserved communities. As active clinicians, faculty members bring real-world examples and experiences into their classrooms to enhance student learning.
Nursing and Project ECHO
UNM College of Nursing faculty lead and partner with UNM's Project ECHO to deliver both didactic and in-depth case-based presentations by community clinicians and specialists to increase support for clinical providers. This is especially important for nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives who may be the main provider of primary care in rural clinic sites that are a distance from teaching institutions and specialists.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) provides clinicians knowledge and support to manage patients' complex conditions. As a result, the ECHO model increases access to specialty treatment in rural and underserved areas.
The TeleECHO clinics are an excellent resource not only for new graduate nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives but also for College of Nursing students training and practicing in rural New Mexico. Preceptors including APRNs, RNs, PAs, MDs and other primary care providers will find these clinics informative and helpful in support of clinical practices in low resource settings.
Individual Faculty Clinical Service
Many UNM College of Nursing faculty members serve as primary care providers in clinics in Albuquerque and around New Mexico, as part of the college's commitment to community service.
Registered nurses from the College of Nursing work in clinics helping seniors throughout Albuquerque.