Information about the CNM Nursing program and the CNM-UNM Dual Degree Program. Our program is fully accredited and a low cost, high quality option for students interested in nursing careers.

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CNM-UNM Nursing Dual Degree Program

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

Discover Nursing

Learn about the rewards and challenges of nursing. These videos showcase the many types of nursing careers and the diverse community of nurses.

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How to Apply

The Nursing program has limited seats. This program requires you to complete a screening  process before registering for classes. Learn more about the screening criteria and deadlines from Coordinated Program Entry.

Nursing Program

The Nursing program was established to assist with industry shortages by developing a workforce for the local market. Our program is designed to prepare you for employment in the nursing industry and provide advancement opportunities. We focus on concepts of clear communication, critical thinking and compassion when caring for your patients.

Our curriculum includes classroom, laboratory and supervised clinical instruction. The program culminates with a one on one practicum experience in real, workforce settings. We combine essential arts and sciences classes with nursing courses.

Our program meets the requirements of the New Mexico State Board of Nursing. Our graduates are qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination. Graduates of the AASN program can then complete a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing which is offered at the University level.

Graduates can find employment in any healthcare setting.

Nursing Student Handbook

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Accreditation and Approvals

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) LogoThis program is approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. The program is also 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.

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 one course in the Nursing program by filling out the following form:

Credit for Prior Learning (Licensed Practical Nurse)

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Sessions are free and provide you with an opportunity to meet an advisor.

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