Changing the Field of Nursing

Our nursing students become scholars, and enhance the practice if nursing through a wide range of research efforts. Like developing new understanding of health among vulnerable populations. And addressing health equity as it relates to rural health, chronic illness, women and children’s health and health policy issues.

We educate carefully selected, diverse nursing students to become primary care practitioners, nursing professors, nurse leaders.

Signature Programs

The nursing program at UNM prepares you for success in a profession with over one million job openings projected through 2022.

  • No. 1 Nursing School in New Mexico
  • No. 11 Nationwide Nurse-Midwifery Program
  • No. 6 Mountain West region MSN and DNP Programs
  • 1150+ Nursing Students Enrolled
  • 93% 2019 NCLEX-RN Pass Rate

Virtual Campus Experience

Explore the UNM College of Nursing’s Virtual Campus Experience and what being an undergraduate UNM student nurse means.

Educating Health Care Leaders of Tomorrow

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Lending a Helping Hand

UNM Nursing Student Gains Real-World Experience Volunteering with the New Mexico Medical Reserve Corps

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Ortiz Named Fellow

Felina Ortiz, DNP, RN, CNM, assistant professor, clinical educator and student success coordinator at UNM College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

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Educational Excellence

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing’s Online Master of Science of Nursing Programs are among the best in the country, according to the latest ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of America’s Best Online Graduate Schools.

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