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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. 3 Mountain West region MSN Program
  • No. 11 Nationwide Nurse-Midwifery Program
  • No. 20 2022 Online Graduate Nursing Program
  • No. 43 BSN Nursing Program

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

UNM Ranked Among Nation’s Best Nursing Schools

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing’s master of science in nursing and doctor of nursing practice are again ranked among the best nursing programs in the nation and the top in New Mexico, according to the latest ranking from U.S. News & World Report.

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Elevating New Mexico Nurses

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing is introducing a new, modified pathway to pursuing a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree – a post-baccalaureate DNP. The program will provide graduate nursing students with increased breadth and depth of knowledge in clinical, leadership and health care systems thinking skills needed to address New Mexico’s growing and increasingly complex health care needs, especially in rural and under-resourced communities.

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Advancing Nursing Education

Barbara Damron, PhD, RN, senior advisor to the dean and professor at The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, has been named the Ridenour/Mason New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) Fellow.

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