Our Mission

To promote health and improve the quality of life of the people of New Mexico through nursing education, research, practice and public service, recognizing the state’s multicultural heritage and dynamic border environment.

The School of Nursing at New Mexico State University

Our dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs provide a wide variety of options for the beginning and advanced nursing student. Over the past 10 years, our programs have expanded and changed to offer more degree plans in both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as the delivery of many of our courses now fully online.

Our geographical location along the United States Mexico Border and our diverse student population provides all students with outstanding clinical experiences-acute care and community based.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at New Mexico State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The post-graduate APRN certificate program at New Mexico State University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

The Nursing Recognition Wall

Nursing Recognition WallDo you know a Nurse you would like to Honor?
Thanks to a special initiative in the NMSU School of Nursing, you now have the unique opportunity to honor a nurse in your life with a beautifully inscribed plaque. Your honoree will join a legacy of nurses on the Nursing Recognition Wall, located on the first floor of the NMSU Health and Social Services building.

A plaque with your special nurse’s name and photo are $1,000 with all proceeds going to the NMSU nursing scholarship fund.

For more information or to purchase a plaque, contact the CHSS Development Office at 575-646-5061.


Help us recognize outstanding nurse faculty at NMSU by nominating them for the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award was created to recognize and celebrate the contributions faculty make to the future of nursing.  In 2018 the DAISY Foundation partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to issue a National Call for Nurse Faculty Recognition to honor academic leaders responsible for preparing the nation’s nursing workforce. Nominations are now being accepted through April 10th, 2020. Nominate someone today!