The UNM-Valencia Associate Degree in Nursing program is a competitive-entry program designed to graduate entry-level nurses who are able to promote, restore, and maintain health for individuals, families, and groups within our rural community and globally. The New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON) has granted full approval to the UNM-Valencia Nursing Program through August 2022. The UNM Valencia Nursing Program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN) through spring 2022.
Career and educational advancement opportunities
The Nursing program at UNM-Valencia offers a career mobility format that prepares students for beginning Nursing practice in a variety of health care settings. Starting fall 2018, the UNM-Valencia Nursing program is utilizing the statewide New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) curriculum and will admit eight associate degree students and eight dual degree students annually. Dual degree students will graduate after five semesters in the nursing program with an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Information about the associate of science in nursing degree is available from the Nursing advisor, Tracy Owen, at 505.925.8915 or the Health Sciences Division at 505.925.8870.
Semester 1 (These courses are required for application to the program.)
|CHEM 1120C **||Introduction to Chemistry||4|
|BIOL 1140/1140L **||Biology for Health Sciences + Lab||4|
|PSYC 1110||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|**You can use the CHEM 1120C or BIOL 1140/1140L grade for admission GPA, but not both.|
Semester 2 (All of these courses except for NURS 239 are required for application to the program.)
|BIOL 2210 (lab optional)||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3 (1)|
|PSYC 2120 ||Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)||3|
|ENGL 1110||Composition I||3|
|NURS 239||Pathophysiology I||3|
|NMNC 1110||Introduction to Nursing Concepts||3|
|NMNC 1135||Principles of Nursing Practice||4|
|BIOL 2225 (lab optional)||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||3 (1)|
|NURS 240||Pathophysiology II||3|
|NMNC 1210||Health and Illness Concepts I||3|
|NMNC 1220||Health Care Participant||3|
|NMNC 1235||Assessment and Health Promotion||4|
|NMNC 1230||Nursing Pharmacology||3|
|NMNC 2310||Health and Illness Concepts II||3|
|NMNC 2320||Professional Nursing Concepts||3|
|NMNC 2335||Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions||4|
|ENGL 1120||Composition II||3|
|NMNC 2410||Health and Illness Concepts III||4|
|NMNC 2435||Clinical Intensive I||4|
|NMNC 2445||ADN Capstone||2|
- The application process will be on-line through NursingCAS. 50% of total is based on the Kaplan entrance exam (68% or above is required); 40% is based on specified prerequisite GPA; and 10% is based on local residency, twelve or more prerequisite credits taken at UNM-Valencia, Anatomy and Physiology I optional lab taken, and veteran status.
- All pre-requisite courses completed with a “C” or better and cumulative GPA in prerequisite courses of 2.75 or greater
- Official transcripts will be submitted on-line at time of application
- Proof of residency in UNM-Valencia service area if requesting additional selection point consideration
- Copy of DD214 if requesting military service selection point consideration
Completion of the admission requirements makes the applicant eligible for consideration for admission to the UNM-Valencia Nursing Program. It does not guarantee admission. Students who are selected for admission will be required to submit further materials, including, but not limited to, background check and immunization records.
Total required (72 credits *) *2 additional optional Anatomy and Physiology labs