The University of New Mexico, Gallup Branch

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AS Nursing

The UNM-Gallup nursing program is an Associate Degree program with full approval from the New Mexico Board of Nursing through December 2015. 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.


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


IHS Scholarship Applicants

The Nursing Department will gladly write a supporting letter to attach with your IHS scholarship application. In order for us to complete this task, please complete the Letter Request Form document and email it, fax it , or hand deliver to our office. or 505-726-6307
UNM Nursing Letter Request Form


Please note: The student nurse uniform is now a royal blue top and pewter gray pants

AS Nursing


Kathy Head, RN MSN, Nursing Director
(505) 863.77.12 - GNCC 144

Elaine Chen,Academic Advisor
(505) 726.63.08 - GNCC 142

Sabrina Ezzell, RN MSN, Faculty
(505) 863.75.70 - GNCC 146

Shawnadine Becenti, RN MSN, Faculty
(505) 863.77.52 - GNCC 148

Kelley Schukar, RN, MSN,Faculty
(505) 726.63.00 - GNCC 150

Cindy Torres, RN, MSN,Faculty
(505) 863.76.67 - GNCC 152

Eunice Harrison,Administrative Assistant
(505) 863.75.14 - GNCC 144

Smita Rashid, RN, MSN,Faculty (Visiting)
(505) 863.75.17 - GNCC 158