UNM-Gallup
Nursing Program

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 (ADN) 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.

About

UNM-Gallup Nursing Program

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.


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.

Graduates

UNMG ADN Student Achievement Data
  2017 2016
NCLEX-RN 1st attempt pass rates @ UNMG 85.71% 75%
NCLEX-RN 1st attempt pass rates, national ADN performance 85.37% 81.68%
Program completion 6 semesters
62%
6 semesters
51.2%
Employment rate of students passing NCLEX 95% 100%




Fall 2017 Graduation

See more UNM-Gallup ADN pictures:

- Spring 2017 Pinning

- Nursing Graduation 2016

- Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2015


Faculty & Staff

Contact us. We are here to help.

Sabrina Ezzell

Sabrina Ezzell, MSN, RN, CNE

Nursing Director

(505) 863-7570
GNCC 144
sezzell@unm.edu

Tonya Thacker

Tonya Thacker

Student Success Specialist

(505) 863-7599
GNCC 142
thackert@unm.edu

Shawnadine Becenti

Shawnadine Becenti, MSN, RN

Faculty

(505) 863-7752
GNCC 148
sbecenti82@unm.edu

Smita Rashid

Smita Rashid, MSN, RN, FNP

Faculty

(505) 863-7517
GNCC 158
smitrashid@unm.edu

Kelly Schukar

Kelly Schukar, MSN, RN

Faculty

(505) 726-6300
GNCC 150
kschukar@unm.edu

Cecille Perales

Cecille Perales, MSN, RN, CNN

Faculty

(505) 863-7667
GNCC
peralesc@unm.edu

Jonathan Lumibao

Jonathan Lumibao, MSN, RN

Faculty

(505) 863-7669
GNCC 154
nathanl@unm.edu

BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Students in the UNM partnership BSN program of study (POS) will graduate with an associate degree in nursing (ADN) from UNM-Gallup Branch and with a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from the University of New Mexico. A minimum 30 institutional credit hours are required through the University of New Mexico to meet degree requirements for graduation.

UNM-Gallup Nursing program will admit up to 8 BSN students each semester. All pre-requisites must be completed before a student can apply to the UNM-Gallup dual degree program.

Students interested in applying for the Dual Degree BSN program must contact the nursing advisor to set up an appointment.

  • The nursing advisor will evaluate the student’s course record to determine if the student is on track to completing all the pre-requisite courses while meeting the pre-requisite GPA requirement.
  • The nursing advisor will schedule the student to take the ATI TEAS exam during the semester before they plan to apply.
  • If the student passes the ATI TEAS exam, the student will be given instructions to apply to the UNM BSN degree program using the online CAS system.
  • The student will also receive an application to apply for admission for the UNM-Gallup associate degree program
    • Fall Due Date: November 30 or the next business day
    • Spring Due Date: April 30 or the next business day

BSN
Nursing Program Selection Tool

BSN Selection Tool


BSN
2017 NMNEC Program of Study

BSN Curriculum Checklist


ADN

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 24 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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Current Students

Nursing Handbook

Current Students
Nursing Student Handbook

Book List

Find the Fall 2018 Nursing Book List organized by Semesters.


Program of Study

Suggested sequence of courses by semester in the Nursing Program.


Grad Checklist

Check out the Nursing Graduation Checklist


Letter Request

Download the UNM Nursing Request Form



Future Students

Students interested in applying for the Associates Degree in Nursing program must contact the nursing advisor to set up an appointment.

  • The nursing advisor will evaluate the student’s course record to determine if the student is on track to completing the pre-requisite courses while meeting the pre-requisite GPA requirement.
  • The nursing advisor will schedule the student to take the ATI TEAS exam during the semester before they plan to apply.
  • If the student passes the ATI TEAS exam, they will receive an application to apply for Associates Degree in Nursing admission.
    • Fall Due Date: November 30 or the next business day
    • Spring Due Date: April 30 or the next business day

ADN
Admission

Check out this Powerpoint Slide Show to get a better idea about applying to our program.
Admission to UNM-G Nursing Program


ADN
Nursing Program Selection Tool

ADN Selection Tool


ADN
2017 NMNEC Program of Study

ADN Curriculum Checklist

CNA

Certificate in Nursing Assistant (CNA)

General Information

The Certified Nurse Aide 101 (CNA101) is a 16-week, 8 credit hour course. To enroll, students must:

  • Apply for admission to University of New Mexico-Gallup Branch through the Admissions Office
  • Meet Accuplacer eligibility
    • Student must test into Math099 and English 100
  • Meet with an advisor at UNM-Gallup to get permission to register for CNA101
  • Register for the class on dates specified by admissions.

This course meets federal and state requirements and qualifies individuals to take the State Certification Examination. Law requires this training and certification for individuals employed as nurse aides in long term care facilities.

Course Description

CNA101 prepares students with skills required in the care of the sick and infirm under the supervision of an RN (Registered Nurse), LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), or other health professional in nursing homes, hospitals, home care agencies and skilled care facilities.

Prerequisites: Students must test into Math099 and ENGL100.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring,

Certification Exam

Upon successful completion of the course students have the option to take the State Certification Examination.

Advisement

Important Updates for students

UPDATES

Spring Registration begins Monday, November 19. Please set up an appointment to see Tonya if you need to get permission for course registration.


The Nursing Advisor will be out of the office from Friday, November 2 to Friday, November 9. If you need immediate assistance, please email thackert@unm.edu


Pre-Nursing Advisement


2018 Fall Advising Schedule:
Monday Appointments: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday Appointments: 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday Appointments: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday Appointments: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday Walk-Ins: 9:00am-12:00pm (sign in sheet will be pulled at 11:30am)


Current UNM Students: Please use Loboachieve to schedule. https://loboachieve.unm.edu


Non-UNM Students: Please EMAIL gallupnursingadvisor@unm.edu.


Please bring any non-UNM transcripts to the advising meeting.