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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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Oral Health Champion

Dr. Christine Cogil, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, was recently selected as New Mexico’s oral health champion as part of The Center for the Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health’s 100 Million Mouths Project. The center is selecting one oral health champion in each U.S. state. These champions work with health care education programs to incorporate oral health into courses for nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors and physician assistants.

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Recognizing the Exceptional

The COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of students’ lives at The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, but the classes graduating in 2022 were the first to complete their nursing education entirely during the pandemic. Today, the College is recognizing the best of the best. Each year it honors outstanding graduates with awards based on their achievements in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Awardees are nominated and selected by their instructors.

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