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Associate Degree in Nursing Program

The associate degree nursing program at Northern New Mexico College at the Espanola campus located in Espanola, NM is accredited by the:
1.  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.

New Mexico Board of Nursing Approval Status
The New Mexico Board of Nursing certifies the Pre-Licensure Nursing Program at Northern New Mexico College in accordance with is granted FULL APPROVAL. This approval is granted from February 4,2021 through April 30, 2023.

Welcome to Northern's ADN program

With our streamlined ADN curriculum, students can complete the program in just five semesters and be ready for entry-level careers in hospitals, home healthcare organizations, long-term care facilities, private physician's offices and more. There is a Practical Nurse Certificate Option after successful completion of the first three semesters of nursing course work and one additional course (NURS 1119).

Prerequisite courses can be completed in one semester. Begin your nursing education today at Northern!

ATTENTION NURSING TRACKING STUDENTS! Please be advised of changes to the ADN program admission prerequisite requirements. Nursing faculty members are currently available for advisement regarding these changes. Please call (505) 747-2207 to schedule an advisement meeting.

Our Purpose: The purpose of the NNMC ADN program is to prepare culturally diverse registered nurses who embody professional values and integrate scholarship, integrity, and quality patient centered care into the art and science of nursing.

The ADN program prepares graduates for successful completion of the National Council Licensure Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).  The ADN program promotes student success through academic advisement, multiple teaching/learning modalities, tutoring, referrals for personal counseling, and remediation services.

Graduates of the ADN program are prepared to continue toward completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Nursing and Health Sciences

505 747-2207


Theresa A. López, MSN, RNC, CNE, CHW
Interim Program Director,
(505) 747-2282

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.