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The size of a school’s student body can tell prospective nursing students a great deal about the school. With over 22,000 nurses employed in New Mexico, nursing schools must offer a variety of programs and degrees in order to meet demand. These range from two-year programs, such as an associate’s degree in nursing or certificate in licensed practical nursing, to four-year degrees and more advanced graduate-level programs.

Large public universities often come with a very large student body, usually numbering in the thousands. Students from public universities enjoy an affordable tuition rate due to public funding, as well as a great variety of training programs, research opportunities, and well-known faculty members. On the other hand, small private schools are often a suitable option for those seeking small class sizes with a heavy emphasis on classroom interaction, individualized training, and a small faculty-to-student ratio. While sometimes not offering as much curricular breadth as typical public universities, private schools prioritize in-depth learning, where almost every student can be given individual attention and guidance by faculty members.

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For example, Eastern New Mexico University is a very large public university that offers a wide array of programs, ranging from a certificate in nursing assistant to a master’s degree in nursing education. By comparison, Grand Canyon University, a private school, focuses its educational resources on the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program. These large differences result in tremendous diversity among graduates, who are then able to serve the various demands of the state’s healthcare industry.

Find your ideal nursing school among all of the available options in New Mexico by perusing our attached list of the state’s nursing programs.

Featured Schools

Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 174 students during the 2011 period
Carrington College - Albuquerque
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 139 students during the 2011 period
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 2 students during the 2011 period
University of New Mexico
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 86 students during the 2011 period
Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 46 students during the 2011 period
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 4 students during the 2011 period
Albuquerque Public Schools
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 26 students during the 2011 period
School Program Class size
Central New Mexico Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 174 students
Carrington College - Albuquerque Associate's Degree in Nursing 139 students
Certificate in Practical Nursing 2 students
University of New Mexico Bachelor of Science in Nursing 86 students
Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque Associate's Degree in Nursing 46 students
Certificate in Practical Nursing 4 students
Albuquerque Public Schools Certificate in Practical Nursing 26 students

Other New Mexico cities

New Mexico State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 91 students during the 2011 period
Santa Fe Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 65 students during the 2011 period
Clovis Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 49 students during the 2011 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 47 students during the 2011 period
Dona Ana Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 44 students during the 2011 period
San Juan College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 41 students during the 2011 period
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 26 students during the 2011 period
Northern New Mexico College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 25 students during the 2011 period
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 18 students during the 2011 period
New Mexico State University - Carlsbad
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 23 students during the 2011 period
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 9 students during the 2011 period
University of New Mexico - Gallup
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 22 students during the 2011 period
Luna Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 20 students during the 2011 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 18 students during the 2011 period
Western New Mexico University
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 19 students during the 2011 period
Computer Career Center, A Division of Vista College
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 17 students during the 2011 period
University of New Mexico - Taos
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 14 students during the 2011 period
New Mexico Junior College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 13 students during the 2011 period
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 11 students during the 2011 period
School Program Class size
New Mexico State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 91 students
Santa Fe Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 65 students
Clovis Community College Certificate in Practical Nursing 49 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 47 students
Dona Ana Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 44 students
San Juan College Associate's Degree in Nursing 41 students
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Associate's Degree in Nursing 26 students
Northern New Mexico College Associate's Degree in Nursing 25 students
Certificate in Practical Nursing 18 students
New Mexico State University - Carlsbad Associate's Degree in Nursing 23 students
Certificate in Practical Nursing 9 students
University of New Mexico - Gallup Associate's Degree in Nursing 22 students
Luna Community College Certificate in Practical Nursing 20 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing 18 students
Western New Mexico University Associate's Degree in Nursing 19 students
Computer Career Center, A Division of Vista College Certificate in Practical Nursing 17 students
University of New Mexico - Taos Associate's Degree in Nursing 14 students
New Mexico Junior College Associate's Degree in Nursing 13 students
Certificate in Practical Nursing 11 students