CNM-UNM Nursing Dual Degree Program
Students interested in the CNM-UNM Nursing Dual Degree Program, visit the UNM Dual Degree page.
Degrees and Certificates
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
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: