There are more than 20 different accredited nursing schools in New Mexico in our database, with offerings at basically every degree level.

New Mexico certainly hasn’t been spared from the worldwide nursing shortage. Though the state is home to plenty of excellent campus-based and distance learning nursing programs, it’s still running into problems finding enough nursing educators to staff teaching programs in remote areas, and figuring out ways to stretch its existing nursing staff to cover all of the positions that are available.

There are some urban areas in New Mexico, right alongside some very remote rural areas.

This makes it hard for health care centers to make sure that every area of New Mexico gets the medical treatment it needs, but makes it easy for new nursing graduates to find jobs. Whether you want to work in a large, busy state hospital, or a small care facility, New Mexico could have a nursing position available for you.


Nursing Degrees by Program in New Mexico

Use the quick links below to view detailed information on the specific nursing degree you are considering. Includes degree info and school options in your state.


New Mexico Nursing Student Information

One of the biggest obstacles states face when trying to get new students into their nursing programs is the high cost of education. To help keep this from being a factor in the nursing shortage, New Mexico schools and organizations have come up with several different financial aid and loan repayment programs:
– The Nurse Educator Loan-For-Service Program, for post-graduate nursing students that want to teach in nursing schools
– The Nurses for New Mexico program, for all nursing students
– The Health Professional Loan Repayment Program, for nurses working in rural areas
– Scholarships from schools
– Tuition reimbursement programs from employers and recruiters

Career Options for New Mexico Nurses

New Mexico’s salaries for RNs and LPNs vary across the state. Generally, more populated, urban areas will pay a bit more than more remote, underserved areas. An RN working in Albuquerque can earn a median annual salary of around $63,627, whereas the same position in Las Cruces pays a median annual salary of $$57,054. Nursing salaries in New Mexico can range from the high $40,000s to the mid $70,000s, depending on a variety of factors, including the type of health care facility a nurse is employed by. All figures are from the BLS.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

New Mexico’s Board of Nursing is the leading governing body for nursing activities within the state. Nursing students should become well acquainted with it, since it can provide them with information on licensing, examinations, the Nurse Licensure Compact, approved nursing and continuing education programs, and more. The New Mexico Board of Nursing can be reached at 6301 Indian School Road, NE, Suite 710, Albuquerque, NM, 87110.

Nursing Scholarships & Grants Info for New Mexico

The following nursing scholarships and grants are for undergraduate and graduate students in New Mexico.

New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence
The Center offers $1,000 Nightingale Scholarships to eligible nursing students enrolled in accredited nursing programs in the state.  Nursing students must be residents of New Mexico, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and are, at minimum, in their second semester of nursing school.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic scores, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Applications are typically due by February annually. Students pursing RN degrees are not eligible for scholarships.  For applications and guidelines, contact the Center at 3200 Carlisle NE, Suite 205, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or call them at (505) 889-4518.

University of New Mexico
The College of Nursing administers multiple scholarship programs for undergraduate and graduate students.  Nursing students only need to complete one application to be considered for all scholarships they are eligible to receive. There are three annual deadlines for applications.  A student’s application is good for each round of awards during an academic year.  Award amounts vary.  For information on the application process, nursing students should contact the School of Nursing directly at (800) 690-0934.

Kit Carson Electric Education Foundation, Inc.
Nursing students who live in the service area of the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Inc. and whose parents are members of the cooperative may be eligible for nursing scholarships from the Foundation.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic scores, and letters of recommendation.  The Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to nursing students enrolled in accredited nursing programs. Completed applications must be submitted by mid-April to the Foundation at P.O. Box 578, Taos, NM 87571.  For general questions, call the Foundation at (505) 758-2258.

Carlsbad Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation provides scholarships and grants to residents of Carlsbad and South Eddy County in New Mexico. For example the Donna Umstead Markle Nursing Scholarship is awarded to area residents pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing at New Mexico State University or other nursing schools in the region.  Scholarships are made by nominations only and awarded based on academic potential and financial need.  For further information on the nomination process, contact the Foundation at 116 South Canyon Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220 or call them at (505) 887-1131.

Mary Anne Berliner Foundation Trust
Undergraduate and graduate nursing students who live in southeast New Mexico may be eligible for a nursing scholarship from the Trust.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic scores, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Award amounts vary. Applications are due by mid-March annually.  For application forms and guidelines, contact the Trust, c/o National Bank & Trust, P.O. Box AA, Artesia, NM 88211 or by calling (505) 748-8005.

List of Nursing Schools & Accredited Programs in New Mexico

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List of New Mexico Nursing Schools

Central New Mexico Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Phone:(505) 224-4321
Website: www.cnm.edu
Central New Mexico Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Clovis Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
417 Schepps Blvd
Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381
Phone:(575) 769-2811
Phone: (800) 769-1409
Website: www.clovis.edu
Clovis Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1500 S Ave K
Portales, New Mexico 88130
Phone:(575) 562-2147
Website: www.enmu.edu
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus is a 4-year, public institution.

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
52 University Blvd
Roswell, New Mexico 88203
Phone:(575) 624-7000
Phone: (800) 243-6687
Website: www.roswell.enmu.edu
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
709 Mechem Dr
Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345
Phone:(575) 257-2120
Website: www.ruidoso.enmu.edu
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso is a 2-year, public institution.

Luna Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
366 Luna Dr
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Phone:(505) 454-2500
Website: www.luna.edu
Luna Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Navajo Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
Lower Point Road, State Road 371
Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313-0849
Phone:(505) 786-4100
Website: www.navajotech.edu
Navajo Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

New Mexico Highlands University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
P.O. Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM
Phone: (505)426-2203
Phone: (800)338-6648
Website: www.nmhu.edu
New Mexico Highlands University is a private 4-year institution.

New Mexico Junior College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nurse (LPN/RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1 Thunderbird Circle
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
Phone:(505) 392-4510
Website: www.nmjc.edu
New Mexico Junior College is a 2-year, public institution.

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
2400 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
Phone:(575) 439-3600
Website: nmsua.edu
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo is a 2-year, public institution.

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN))
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1500 University Dr
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
Phone:(575) 234-9200
Website: cavern2.nmsu.edu/~nmsuc/nmsucmain
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad is a 2-year, public institution.

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA))
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
Phone:(575) 527-7500
Phone: (800) 903-7503
Website: dabcc.nmsu.edu
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana is a 2-year, public institution.

New Mexico State University-Grants

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1500 Third Street
Grants, New Mexico 87020
Phone:(505) 287-6635
Website: grants.nmsu.edu
New Mexico State University-Grants is a 2-year, public institution.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Adult Health Nursing
Advanced Practice in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Public/Community Health Nursing
PhD in Nursing
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
Phone:(575) 646-3121
Website: www.nmsu.edu
New Mexico State University-Main Campus is a 4-year, public institution.

Northern New Mexico College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
921 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, New Mexico 87532
Phone:(505) 747-2100
Website: nnmc.edu
Northern New Mexico College is a 4-year, primarily associate’s, public institution.

Pima Medical Institute

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
2201 San Pedro NE Bldg 3 Ste 100
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Phone:(505) 881-1234
Website: www.pmi.edu
Pima Medical Institute is a 2-year, private for-profit institution.

San Juan College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
4601 College Blvd
Farmington, New Mexico 87402-4699
Phone:(505) 566-3244
Website: www.sanjuancollege.edu
San Juan College is a 2-year, public institution.

Santa Fe Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887
Phone:(505) 428-1000
Website: www.sfcc.edu
Santa Fe Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’
700 Gurley Ave
Gallup, New Mexico 87301-5697
Phone:(505) 863-7500
Website: www.gallup.unm.edu
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus is a 2-year, public institution.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Educator
Nurse Midwifery
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
PhD in Nursing
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone:(505) 277-0111
Phone: (800) 690-0934
Website: www.unm.edu
University of New Mexico-Main Campus is a 4-year, public institution.

University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nursing and Health Care Education
Family Nurse practitioner
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Masters of Health Administration
PhD in Nursing
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
5700 Pasadena NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-1570
Phone:(800) 333-8671
Website: www.phoenix.edu
University of Phoenix-New Mexico Campus is a 4-year, private for-profit institution.

Western New Mexico University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1000 W. College Ave
Silver City, New Mexico 88061
Phone:(505) 538-6336
Phone: (800) 872-9668
Website: www.wnmu.edu
Western New Mexico University is a 4-year, public institution.


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