Nursing Program

The Nursing department will be open, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-3pm, for appointments only.  No walk-in services will be provided. 

For Sheela Kaufman email or for Kathryn Thompson email, both will be available Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-3pm

 To schedule an appointment, send an email or call 505-925-8870. 

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%

Completion Rate

Between 80% and 100% of students complete the program within six semesters.

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
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The University of New Mexico Valencia Campus (UNM-VC) nursing program meets the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse license in the state of New Mexico. The UNM-VC nursing program meets the educational requirements of and is approved by New Mexico Board of Nursing. The UNM-VC nursing program has not determined if the Registered Nurse nursing program at UNM-VC meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.