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Care comes in many forms, we shape those who provide it. Calling to inquisitive minds and kind hearts, we provide the grounds for 1,150+ nursing students to advance New Mexico’s state of health and beyond. We are one of only 115 Carnegie Classified R1 universities in the nation. Our research is fueled by curiosity. Our curiosity enables us to change the world.

UNM Nursing Defined

We don’t just educate nurses. We change the entire field of nursing. Learn more about us and what we have to offer you.

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The College of Nursing and the College of Population Health at The University of New Mexico are operating out of cramped quarters. In fact, the College of Nursing is growing so rapidly that it doesn’t have space to train all of the prospective nurses who could help alleviate the nursing shortage in our state. 

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See for yourself.

Schedule a visit to our beautiful campus. Where you can explore our building, tour the simulation labs, schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.

Persisting in a Pandemic: Helping Rural Clinics

As social distancing became the norm – and high-risk patients are taking extra precautions – health care providers are finding that assessments, triage and treatments for a multitude of health concerns can be severely affected.

Bernalillo-based El Pueblo Health Services recognized the problem early and worked with UNM College of Nursing Faculty to devise solutions to ensure that patients’ needs would continue to be met.

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  • No. 1 Nursing School in New Mexico
  • 11,500+ Nursing Students Enrolled
  • 57% of Our Students are Minorities
  • $270,000+ Scholarships Awarded Each Year
  • 79% of Our Students Receive Financial Aid
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Our nursing faculty members are among the best in the country and are recognized for their innovation, excellence in care and collaboration across the health disciplines.

Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM, UNM College of Nursing Dean and Professor

Pass Rates

How do our graduates perform on national certification and licensure examinations?

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

UNM Nurse Magazine

Flip through the pages and learn about how we are at the forefront of rural health care, with a stellar faculty and diverse student body dedicated to improving minority health and health equity for all New Mexicans.

Why Our Program

As the No. 1 nursing school in New Mexico, we don’t just educate nurses. We change the entire field of nursing. We educate inquisitive professionals who improve patient care. Our nurses are scientists who find smarter methods of serving the people of our state.

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Admissions & Recruitment

College of Nursing
Building Number 228
Suite 255
1 University of New Mexico