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 with full approval with warning through May 10, 2025. The nursing education program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) until Spring 2027.


Federal Education compliance statement

Our Program has determined that it meets Professional Licensure requirements in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, and Montana. In the State of California, associate degree holders must take a Microbiology course to meet their professional licensure requirements. We are still determining whether it meets the requirements for all other states. If you intend to seek licensure outside of New Mexico, the UNM-Gallup Nursing Program recommends that you check back here regularly for updates or contact us directly.


The associate degree nursing program at the University of New Mexico at the Gallup branch located in Gallup, New Mexico is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at