Clincial Partner Site Award

The College of Nursing recognizes organizations that go above and beyond to partner in nursing education. The Clinical Partner Site award honors clinics that embrace the learning process and make it part of their mission to help educate the next generation of healthcare professionals.

2020 Clinical Partner Site Award Recipient

El Pueblo Health Services

ephs.pngSince their inception in 1976, El Pueblo Health Services has provided comprehensive family health care to the residents of Sandoval County, the town of Bernalillo and surrounding communities.  El Pueblo is a non-profit community health center founded by a group of committed members recognized by the US Health and Human Services department as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike. Treating over 5000 patients a year, El Pueblo exists to assure the residents of Sandoval County and surrounding areas have access to comprehensive family health care regardless of their ability to pay.

In addition to this work, El Pueblo provides a rich clinical learning experience to nursing students, affording them an opportunity to develop a level of comfort and understanding in caring for vulnerable populations. As a partner with the College of Nursing, they are a clinical site for the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce grant.  The goal of the ANEW grant is to address the shortfalls of competent primary care advanced practice registered nurses in rural and medically underserved areas throughout New Mexico. The ANEW grant provides students interested in serving in rural communities access to substantive scholarship support for participating in an immersive rural clinical traineeship during their final fieldwork rotation. The success of the grant hinges on strong partnerships with health care clinics and their providers.

As a collaborator of the ANEW grant, El Pueblo makes a positive impact on health care in our state. They help increase the distribution of workforce-ready primary care APRNs in communities most in need across New Mexico. We would like to recognize them for their goodwill and for demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting our students in their academic pursuits and providing quality clinical opportunities.