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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:

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Please Note: The Nurse Refresher program is currently managed by CNM Ingenuity. Please visit CNM Ingenuity to apply and contact HWPSIngenuity@cnm.edu with any questions.

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

Download the Student Nursing Handbook
  

Accreditation and Approvals

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This 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 NURSING PROGRAM OUTCOME DATA

LICENSURE PASS RATES
(by calendar year)
2018 2017 2016

CNM NCLEX-RNTM first-attempt pass rates
CNM AASN Program graduates

86.83%

83.80%

83.78%

NCLEX-RNTM first-attempt pass rates NMNEC*
CNM/UNM BSN program graduate (calendar year)

97.44%

97.06%

97.67%

PROGRAM COMPLETION 
(by academic year)

2018

2017

2016

CNM AASN Program Completion in 150% of program length (six terms), includes AASN and BSN students

78.22%

80.89%

87.37%

GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT
(by academic year)

 2018

2017

2016

Total CNM Graduate Employment/Continuing
Education Data

90%

98.9%

94.16%

CNM Graduates Employed

89%

34.59%

55.00%

CNM Graduates delaying employment to
continue education

1%

64.32%

39.16%

*NMNEC is the New Mexico Nursing education Consortium that provides BSN education at CNM
through partnership with the University of New Mexico College of Nursing.

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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