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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. 5 Mountain West region DNP Program
  • No. 11 Nationwide Nurse-Midwifery Program
  • No. 21 Online Graduate Nursing Program
  • No. 67 BSN Nursing Program

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Educating Health Care Leaders of Tomorrow

In the News

Positive Representation Matters

Lisa M. Pacheco, MSN, Lecturer II at The University of New Mexico Taos campus – and proud woman of color - received her Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education from the UNM College of Nursing. Her mission? To show the next generation of nurses that diversity belongs in health care.

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Breast and Body Feeding

Katie Kivlighan, PhD, MRS, RN, CNM, assistant professor for the UNM College of Nursing has received a subaward on a federal R01 research grant, along with co-principle investigators Kathleen Arcaro, PhD, at UMASS Amherst and Sallie Schneider, PhD, at Baystate Medical Center. The study, titled “Mammary epithelium permeability, lactation outcomes and infant health,” tests for markers like sodium in human milk that might indicate the overall health of the mammary gland.

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History Made for The College of Nursing

An unprecedented appointment has made history this month for The University of New Mexico College of Nursing and the state of New Mexico. Barbara Damron, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, professor and senior advisor to the dean of the College of Nursing, has been elected as the Vice-Chair of the Western Institute Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

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