You are here: Home / Programs of Study / All Programs (A-Z) / Nursing



CNM-UNM Nursing Dual Degree Program

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

CNM-UNM Advisement Guide–Spring 2016

How to Apply

Due to limited seating, Nursing—LPN Mobility Concentration and Nursing—NMNEC Concentration programs require you to complete a screening process before registering for classes in the program. Learn more about the screening criteria and deadlines from Coordinated Program Entry.

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.

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

Student Achievement Data

Learn more about CNM graduate career outcomes for Nursing and other programs.

CNM Program Outcomes (ADN program)





CNM NCLEX-RN 1st attempt pass rates




National NCLEX-RN 1st attempt pass rates, ADN programs




Program Completion (in four terms – 100% of program length)




Student Completion (within six terms – 150% of program length)




Employment Rate for Students Seeking Employment




* Includes students who are deferring employment while in RN to BSN program.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

If you have a valid Practical Nursing (PN) license, you can receive credit for courses in the Nursing program by filling out the following form: