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Nursing Programs

At The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, our nursing students come from everywhere. Educated by some of the finest faculty anywhere, in the most advanced simulation labs around. Benefiting greatly from studying within a Carnegie-ranked R1 research university.

They conduct major research to advance nursing and patient care. And they serve people in need throughout our unique state. Focusing on the rural and underserved populations. The positive effects of their care can’t be calculated.

Are your ready to make an impact? If so, we are the program for you. 

Exceptional Education

Judy LiesveldPhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, CNE, Interim Associate Dean of Innovation & Community Outreach, tells you about the education you will receive here at the UNM College of Nursing. The education that will prepare you to become an exceptional nurse.

What sets us apart?

We find your clinical placements.

We celebrate our diversity.

New Mexico is a majority minority state and UNM’s student population is among the most diverse in the country.

UNM is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.

Nursing education is focused on rural and underserved populations.

We are leaders in health care innovation. Check out our Primary Care Echo.

Practice in a low-risk environment in our state-of-the-art Simulation Center.

Signature Programs

The nursing program at UNM prepares you for success in a profession with over one million job openings projected through 2022.

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I came to UNM for the nursing program. We have one of the best nursing programs in the state and–not to mention–the price is affordable.

May Pearl Cornelio, BSN Health Sciences Albuquerque 2020
  • 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

Choose Your Nursing Program

Unsure which program is right for you? Explore the program list below and identify the right one for you.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Are you a high school senior? Have a high school diploma or GED? Or already have college credit or an undergraduate degree – in a non-nursing discipline?

Impact the Field of Nursing


Already have an associate’s degree in nursing? Currently a RN? Ready to take your nursing career to the next level?


Advance Your Nursing Career


Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Nursing

Already have a bachelor’s degree – in any discipline? And are a RN? Ready to take your nursing career to the next level?

Advance Your Nursing Career


Doctor of Nursing Practice Clinical Concentration

Already have your MSN and a current APRN licensee? Want to advance your clinical practice?

Advance the Practice of Nursing


Doctor of Philosophy – PhD

Already have your BSN or MSN? Want to become a nurse scientist?

Advance the Science of Nursing

Post-Master’s Certificate

Already have your MSN and a RN? Still want more? Want to earn a certificate in new area of practice?

Advance Your Nursing Career


Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Executive Organizational Leadership Concentration

Do you hold one of these master’s degrees – MSN, MBA, MPH, MSA or MPA? Are you a RN? Want to become a nurse leader?

Become a Nurse Leader


Transfer Students

You have the questions. We have the answers.

Explore more about transfering to UNM College of Nursing. We cannot wait for you to be part of our pack. 

Pass Rates

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

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Contact Our Team

Admissions & Recruitment

College of Nursing
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Suite 255
1 University of New Mexico

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