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.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a two-year, $200,000 federal training grant to the NMSU School of Nursing to fund a project that will expand the number of family nurse practitioners in New Mexico trained to effectively prevent and treat opioid- and other substance-use disorders in community-based practices.  This project, titled “Integrating Competencies in SUD Prevention, Screening and Treatment throughout a Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum in the Rural U.S.-Mexico Border Region” will help the NMSU School of Nursing establish itself as a leader in opioid- and other substance-use disorder education and training in the state and U.S.-Mexico border region.  The project director is Dr. Linda Summers, the Memorial Medical Center Endowed Professor in the School of Nursing and director of the FNP program. For more information and the full story please visit the News Center.