Associate Degree in Nursing Program

Northern's Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program Gains National ACEN Accreditation

We are proud to announce that our Associate Degree Nursing Program has been awarded national accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000,

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 (NURS119).

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.

Jessica Archuleta
Administrative Assistant
Nursing and Health Sciences
505 747-2207

Dr. Ken Armstrong, DNP, MS, RN, CNE, CNOR
ADN Program Director
(505) 747-2202

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