Program Description

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.

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the associate of science in nursing degree is available from the Nursing advisor at 505.925.8915 or Health Sciences Division Nursing Program at 505.925.8870.