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UNM College of Nursing Highly Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing’s undergraduate nursing program is ranked 43rd out of nearly 700 collegiate university nursing programs, placing it in the top 6% of all bachelor of science in nursing programs in the nation, as reported by U.S. News & World Report's 2022 edition of Best Colleges.

“This recognition is the culmination of three years of intense effort by all of our faculty and staff to produce the highest level of clinicians and scholars for the state and the nation,” said Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, Dean of the College of Nursing. “We are dedicated to continuing to innovate the discipline of nursing to create cutting edge health care delivery for all New Mexicans, with an emphasis on rural and underserved populations.”

The College has a long history of working to address New Mexico’s nursing workforce shortage of more than 6,000 nurses by graduating exceptional scholars and clinicians. The college’s success is driven by the hard work of its faculty and staff in collaboration with multiple community partners throughout the state.

Multiple UNM College of Nursing master’s programs are also nationally ranked according to U.S. News & World Report. The master of science of nursing program is ranked third out of 10 in the Mountain West and the Nurse Midwifery program is ranked 11th in the nation.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks universities in a variety of categories. This is the first year they added a new category of “Undergraduate Nursing Programs.” These rankings are based off data points for each school in 17 areas related to academic excellence.

For more information on the U.S. News & World Report rankings visit U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of Best Colleges.

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