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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 nurses to become primary care practitioners, nursing professors, nurse leaders and nurse scientists.

  • No. 1 Nursing School in New Mexico
  • No. 11 Nationwide Nurse-Midwifery Program
  • No. 67 BSN Nursing Program

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

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UNM Nurse-Midwifery Gains Notable Ranking

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing has once again secured its position as a leader in health care education with its Master of Science in Nursing Nurse-Midwifery program ranking 11th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report's 2025 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. This prestigious recognition underscores the College's commitment to excellence in educating health care professionals who are equipped to address the unique needs of diverse communities.

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UNM College of Nursing Dean Appointed

Rosario Medina, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP, CNS, FAANP, FAAN has accepted the opportunity to serve as the next dean of The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, beginning in her role on June 3, 2024.

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UNM Researchers Find Microplastics in Testicular Tissue

University of New Mexico researchers have detected significant concentrations of microplastics in the testicular tissue of both humans and dogs, adding to growing concern about their possible effect on human reproductive health. In a new paper published in the journal Toxicological Sciences, a team led by Xiaozhong “John” Yu, MD, PhD, MPH, a professor in the UNM College of Nursing, reported finding 12 types of microplastics in 47 canine and 23 human testes.

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