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CNM-UNM Nursing Dual Degree Program

Students interested in the CNM-UNM Nursing Dual Degree Program, visit the UNM Dual Degree page.

Educational Options

Nursing Program Updates

Coordinated Program Entry Office

This is a Coordinated Program Entry program (with limited seating). Students must complete a pre-registration screening process administered through the Coordinated Program Entry Office before being eligible to register for program courses.

Nursing Program

The Nursing program has been established/created to assist with Industry shortages by developing a workforce for the local market. This program is designed to educate you to become employable in the nursing industry and provide advancement opportunity. CNM offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing that emphasizes a holistic approach that encourages students to embrace the concepts of clear communication, critical thinking, and compassion when caring for patients.

caption:CNM Nursing HandbookThe curriculum includes classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinical instruction that combines an essential set of arts and sciences classes with the nursing courses. The certificate option prepares students to care for patients in a variety of health care facilities under the supervision of registered nurses, physicians, or dentists.

The Nursing program offers a speedy route for qualified licensed practical nurses to complete their Nursing degree by entering into it in the third term of the Nursing degree program. Graduates of the Nursing program meet the requirements set by the New Mexico State Board of Nursing to take the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN licensing examination.

caption:Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)This program is accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Graduates find employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care, physicians' offices, and clinics. CNM is a low cost high quality education option.