Shape Health Care in New Mexico.

Our Clinical Affairs team will guide you through your clinical journey at UNM.


Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grant

Our faculty support our students far beyond their education. That is why our Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Carolyn Montoya, PhD, RN, CPNP, applied for and was awarded a four-year $2.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration for Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW), a continuation of her previous two-year ANEW $1.5 million grant.

About the Program

Primary care nurse practitioner and nurse-midwifery students are eligible to apply for the ANEW award in the second year of their program. Students are awarded up to $15,000 toward their educational expenses.
In return, students are required to take a 1 credit medical Spanish course; participate in ANEW activities; and complete an extended clinical rotation in a rural and/or underserved area of New Mexico.

Eligiblity & Dispersment

Students must demonstrate financial need; complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®); and submit a short essay detailing their career goals.

Want to know more?

Contact our Clinical Affairs team 

Carolyn Montoya

There is a great need for primary care providers throughout New Mexico, particularly in rural areas. This is an incentive to have students spend time in a rural community so they’re more likely to choose to work in a rural part of New Mexico.

Carolyn Montoya, PhD, RN, CPNP, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Our Partners

The program wouldn't be successful without our outstanding community partners.

El Centro Family Health in northern New Mexico,

Presbyterian Medical Services statewide clinics,

New Mexico Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinics, and

El Pueblo Health Services in Bernalillo.

Clinical Affairs Contact

College of Nursing
Clinical Affairs
Building Number 228
Suite 356
1 University of New Mexico

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(505) 272-4796