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Associate Degree in Nursing

The UNM-Gallup Nursing Program opened in March 2002 with full approval of the New Mexico Board of Nursing. Classes have graduated twice a year since the first class of thirteen graduated in December 2003. Students who graduate from the Associate Degree in Nursing (AND) program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam and become registered nurses. The program continues to operate under the authority of the New Mexico Board of Nursing and currently has full approval through July, 2019. The nursing education program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) until Spring 2019.


UNM-Gallup Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Nursing student

UNM-Gallup nursing program is an Associate Degree program with full approval from the New Mexico Board of Nursing through July 2019. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national exam (NCLEX-RN) for RN licensure. Up to 28 qualified students are accepted into the program in January and August. Applications are accepted in the nursing department until the last Friday in October and May for admission the following semester. Prerequisites are to be completed at the time of application. An admission exam is administered to all applicants and admission is based on prerequisite grades as well as performance on the entrance exam. The nursing program consists of four semesters of nursing courses.

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UNM-Gallup Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) has been granted programmatic accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through 2019.

ACEN Contact Information

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Disclaimer: The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) will be adopting a new curriculum by Fall 2017; requirements may change, please check with your Nursing advisor

Current Students

Documents ready to download

Nursing Handbook

For students admitted prior to Fall 2017
UNM-Gallup Nursing Student Handbook

Book List

Find the Fall 2017 Nursing Book List organized by Semesters.

Program of Study

Suggested sequence of courses by semester in the Nursing Program.

Employment Opportunities

Nursing students who pass the NCLEX exam and become a Registered Nurse (RN) have a very high success rate at finding gainful employment quickly. An RN can find work in a hospital, clinic, nursing home, hospice, correctional facility, school setting, and even cruise ships. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there will be 22% more nursing jobs by 2018.

Starting Salaries

In this region, ~$40,000.

Future Students

Documents ready to download

Application for Admission

Application for Fall 2017 has CLOSED

Nurse Selection Tool

UNM-Gallup Nursing Program Selection Tool

2017 NMNEC Program of Study

Find our new curriculum checklists for the Fall 2017 program of study

Why Nursing?

Why Nursing at UNM-Gallup?

UNM-Gallup offers a comprehensive nursing curriculum that aligns with NMNEC (New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium) standards in an intimate learning environment. Students progress through the four semester program in learning cohorts. A small faculty to student ratio ensures that each student gets individualized academic attention to ensure that they complete the program successfully.

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What will you learn?

The graduate of the nursing program will:

  1. Use caring practices to promote health and healing.
  2. Provide individualized care that recognizes diversity in a variety of settings.
  3. Demonstrate therapeutic communication in the provision of patient, family and community care as well as effective interprofessional communication.
  4. Use critical thinking and nursing process as a framework to provide safe and effective care for the patient, family and community.
  5. Integrate evidence and research findings into practice, including ethical and legal aspects of health care.
  6. Display professional behavior, including a commitment to lifelong learning.

Faculty & Staff

Contact us. We are here to help.

Sabrina Ezzell

Sabrina Ezzell, MSN, RN, CNE

Nursing Director

(505) 863.75.70
GNCC 144

Eunice Harrison

Eunice Harrison

Administrative Assistant

(505) 863.75.14
GNCC 140

Tonya Thacker

Tonya Thacker

Student Success Specialist

(505) 863.75.99
GNCC 142

Shawnadine Becenti

Shawnadine Becenti, MSN, RN


(505) 863.77.52
GNCC 148

Kelly Schukar

Kelly Schukar, MSN, RN


(505) 726.63.00
GNCC 150

Smita Rashid

Smita Rashid, MSN, RN, FNP


(505) 863.75.17
GNCC 158

Jonathan Lumibao

Jonathan Lumibao, MSN, RN


(505) 863.75.14
GNCC 154


UNMG ADN Student Achievement Data
  2016 2015
NCLEX-RN 1st attempt pass rates @ UNMG 75% 88%
NCLEX-RN 1st attempt pass rates, national ADN performance 81.68% 82%
Program completion 6 semesters
6 semesters
Employment rate of students passing NCLEX 100% 98%

Graduation Photos

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- Graduation 2016

- Graduation 2015