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WNMU Nursing Program

Nursing is one of the critical professions for the future, and Grant County is leading in the education of these care-givers at our local university, providing outstanding certified nurses for our local hospitals and other medical facilities nationwide.

Western New Mexico University offers a two-year nursing program leading to an Associate Degree in Nursing. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the licensure examination for Registered Nurses. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program has been approved and is pending funding.

The Nursing Program at Western New Mexico University is approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing. It is a limited enrollment program. All students interested in applying for admission must first be admitted to WNMU as specified in the Western New Mexico University catalog. Students may then contact the Department of Nursing Faculty to apply for admission to the program. All students admitted to the nursing program must have a minimum 2.75 college grade point average. Students planning to apply for the program are encouraged to enroll in supporting courses if they are not accepted into the program. The number of supporting courses completed is also considered in the student selection process in May.

WNMU also hosts the largest number of active members of any National Student Nurse's Association chapter in New Mexico.

Organized in 1992, this organization of nursing students has been active in community service student activities and WNMU campus events and fund raising activities. Members participate in Homecoming and The Great Race as well as other events. Their community service has included science fairs, health screenings, fruit baskets to local area clinical sites and a float in the Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade. Fund raisers support a $200 scholarship to a nursing student each semester. The Nursing student emergency fund helps nursing students defray travel costs for clinical experiences, and buy the pin for each graduating student.