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Associate Degree Nursing Program


Candidacy Status NLNAC Notice

Download the 2011 ADN Nursing Application.


Nursing is one of the fastest growing healthcare professions in the United States. The demand for nurses has never been greater. Nursing offers a wide range of career opportunities working with various populations, from neonatal care to gerontology.

Northern offers a rigorous, evidence-based two-year associate degree in nursing (ADN) curriculum. The ADN program is approved by the State of New Mexico Board of Nursing (36-401) and has National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) Candidate status.

Graduates of the ADN program obtain either an Associate of Applied Science or an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. There is a Practical Nurse Certificate option after successful completion for the first year (Level 1) of nursing course work.

For more information:
Tina Garcia, administrative assistant
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
(505) 747-2207

Theresa Lopez, MSN, RNC, CNE
Director, Associate Degree Nursing Program
(505) 747-2282


TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Entrance Exam Information
ADN Student Nurse Handbook 2011-2012