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The mission of UNM VC Associate Degree 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 VC 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


The intent of UNM VC ADN program is to provide theoretical based nursing education in preparation of nursing success.  

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Health Education programs consist of diverse experiences with lecture/theory applications, laboratory skill practice, and a clinical practicum.

Each course is designed to prepare students for state or national certification. Clinical practicum hours differ according to the program. Clinical components take place in a health care facility and occur in a consecutive fashion.

UNM offers a variety of health care programs each semester to meet your busy schedule.

The Nursing program/classes will be a two year program. The New Mexico Board of Nursing Approved the program and the first 16 nursing students began on August 2010. Please continue to check this website for future information.

The nursing program is now located on the first floor of the Student Community Center, west of the Bookstore & Wellness Center.


For information please call us at 925-8870.

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Nurses with Patients

16 credits

  1. Biology 237 & 247 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Non-Majors (Bio 123 and Chem 111 required)
  2. Psych 105 General Psychology
  3. English 101 Composition I: Exposition
  4. HCHS 111 Medical Terminology
  5. NUTR 244 Human Nutrition (Bio 123 and Chem 111 required)
  6. See Catalogue for course details
  7. Applicant  selection will include multiple aspects:
    1. Health care experience:
      1. Attainment and utilization of Certified Nursing Assistant certification within the last 5 years.
      2. Verified Employment utilizing basic nursing skills within the last 5 years.

**Basic nursing skills must be professionally documented by employer within the last 5 years to apply -form available**
Application Process
Tentative dates

Nursing Student Responsibilities
Up to date Immunization record Inclusive of:

    1. Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus; Hepatitis A; Measles, Mumps and Rubella; Varicella, Hepatitis B series, and Infuluenza.
    2. Tuberculosis test
    3. Physical exam from Health Care Provider inclusive of ability to lift at least 50lbs  without assistance.
    4. Acquire fingerprinting and both state and federal background check.(Cost ~$100.00)
    5. Student Handbook describes responsibilities in depth.
    6. ATI Fees $650.00


  University Of New Mexico Valencia Campus   280 La Entrada Rd   Los Lunas, NM   87031   (505) 925-8500