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An associate's degree in nursing (ADN) is one of the most sought-after degrees in New Mexico’s healthcare industry. It only takes two years to complete, providing valuable nursing training and practice at an affordable cost.

Associate's degree in nursing programs
ADN programs help students obtain registered nursing (RN) licensure in a shorter amount of time than a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program. This reduced training time makes these programs more affordable and more widely available. Colleges that provide these programs often offer flexible evening classes to accommodate different schedules. New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico, and San Juan College are just three of the twenty New Mexico colleges that offer accredited ADN programs.

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Career outlook
The projected employment growth for registered nurses is 19% over the 2012-2022 decade. This is faster than average for all occupations. New Mexico is home to more than 14,500 RNs earning a median annual salary of $64,000, with top earners reaching as high as $74,000 per year. Newly minted nurses can seek employment with the state’s major healthcare providers, including Genesis HealthCare and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

To help the state’s aspiring nurses find the best programs, we’ve compiled below a detailed list of New Mexico nursing schools with accredited ADN programs.

Featured Schools

Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
University of New Mexico - Valencia
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.8% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
Carrington College - Albuquerque
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 76.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75.4% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Central New Mexico Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
University of New Mexico - Valencia
Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.8% 2012 to 2012
Carrington College - Albuquerque
Associate's Degree in Nursing 76.9% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque
Associate's Degree in Nursing 75.4% 2009 to Q1-2 2013

Other New Mexico cities

Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
University of New Mexico - Taos
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2012)
San Juan College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Dona Ana Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
New Mexico Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
New Mexico State University - Carlsbad
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Western New Mexico University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
University of New Mexico - Gallup
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Clovis Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 82.3% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Santa Fe Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Northern New Mexico College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 73.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Luna Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 71.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Navajo Technical University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 42.9% NCLEX pass rate (Q1-2 2013 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
University of New Mexico - Taos
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2011 to 2012
San Juan College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 91.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Dona Ana Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.1% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
New Mexico Junior College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.8% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
New Mexico State University - Carlsbad
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Western New Mexico University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.9% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
University of New Mexico - Gallup
Associate's Degree in Nursing 86.1% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Clovis Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 82.3% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Santa Fe Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 80.8% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Northern New Mexico College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 73.9% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Luna Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 71.1% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Navajo Technical University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 42.9% Q1-2 2013 to Q1-2 2013
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