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

In the News

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Vote on Bond C for Higher Ed

A new building, called the College of Nursing and Population Health Building, will house both colleges and provide much-needed space, as well as room to grow. The university plans to finance construction with funding from General Obligation Bond C for Higher Education.

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Patricia Ann Watts Kelley

Research Renaissance

Patricia Ann Watts Kelley, PhD, APRN, has joined The University of New Mexico College of Nursing as professor and associate dean for Research & Scholarship.

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Finishing School in a Pandemic

After spending 20 months as nursing students – six of those months amid a pandemic – 130 students will be graduating from The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, entering the workforce when New Mexicans need them most.

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