Nursing Program

The Nursing department will be open, Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm.  

To schedule an appointment you can call us at 505.925.8870 or email Sheela Kaufman at

Masks are required before entering the campus. 


The mission of UNM-Valencia Nursing program is to produce responsible, culturally competent and professional Registered Nurses. The nursing program adopts the mission statement of the college is "A quality education-a lifetime of success."


The UNM-Valencia ADN program will develop professional nurses with abilities to promote, restore, and maintain health for individuals, families and groups within our rural community. The nursing program adopts the campus core values:

  • Student Centered
  • Quality education & Services
  • Diversity & community
  • Ethics & academic integrity
  • Creativity & initiative
  • Responsible Stewardships

Nursing Program Information

NCLEX-RN Examination Pass Rate

2015 - 91.67%

2016 - 86.67%

2017 - 93.3%

2018 - 100%

2019 - 76.92%

2020 - NMNEC BSN Cohort first time pass rate 83.3%
First time pass rate ADN 100%
Combined pass rate 92.85%

2021 - NMNEC BSN Cohort first time pass rate 57.1%
First time pass rate ADN 57.1%
Combined pass rate 57.1%
Plus first time repeat 92.8%

Completion Rate

Students who complete the program within six semesters.

2019 - 81.25%
2020 - 87.5%
2021 - 87.5%
2022 - 76.5%

The Associates Degree in Nursing  program at the University of New Mexico Valencia Campus located in Los Lunas, New Mexico is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is Continuing accreditation with conditions.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

ACEN-Seal-smr  ACEN contact information 


Federal Education compliance statement: 

"The UNM-Valencia Nursing program has determined that it meets the requirements for professional nursing licensure in the state of New Mexico. We have not yet determined whether it meets requirements for all other states. If you intend to seek licensure outside of New Mexico, the University of New Mexico-Valencia Nursing Program recommends that you contact the Board of Nursing for that state to ensure the most up to date information regarding licensure."