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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Albuquerque offers a variety of notable programs for students wishing to pursue a career in nursing. We’ve profiled the options below for each of the major nursing roles. Use it as a guide to find a program that matches your career goals.

Nursing assistant
Nursing assistant programs are one of the most popular types of training for new nurses. These certificate programs take just eight to ten weeks to complete, which means graduates are prepared for immediate employment. Nursing assistant programs focus on manual dexterity and interpersonal communication, which are essential skills for patient care. Central New Mexico Community College offers one of Albuquerque’s most popular nursing assistant certificate programs.

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Licensed practical nurse
Licensed practical nurse (LPN) certificate programs typically last 12 to 18 months. The additional time commitment is well worth it for nurses seeking more responsibility and higher pay. Albuquerque’s 1,000 LPNs earn an average of $45,000 per year, while the city’s nursing assistants earn just over $27,000 per year. LPN programs feature in-depth training and extensive development of practical skills. LPNs can work in any medical field, and their duties include bedside care, administering medication, supervising inexperienced nurses, and aiding registered nurses. Pima Medical Institute, Carrington College, and Albuquerque Public Schools offer local LPN certificate programs.

Registered nurse
Registered nurse (RN) training lasts two to four years, and it includes extensive training in clinical care, health promotion, pharmacology, and clinical management. Just a few Albuquerque schools that offer RN training programs include University of New Mexico, National American University, and Brown Mackie College.

A nursing career awaits you. Browse our detailed list below of available nursing programs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Featured Schools

Albuquerque nursing schools by NCLEX score

Brookline College - Albuquerque
4201 Central Avenue NW, Suite J | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (Q1-2 2013 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Grand Canyon University - Albuquerque
6700 Jefferson Street NE, Suite D1 | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (Q1-2 2013 through Q1-2 2013)
Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque
4400 Cutler Avenue NE | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75.4% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Albuquerque Public Schools
807 Mountain Road | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 98.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
University of New Mexico
1700 Lomas Boulevard NE | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 85.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista Drive SE | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Carrington College - Albuquerque
1001 Menaul Boulevard NE | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 81.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 76.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
University of New Mexico - Valencia
280 La Entrada Road | Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.8% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
National American University - Albuquerque
4775 Indian School Road NE, Suite 200 | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
National American University - Albuquerque West
10131 Coors Boulevard NW, Suite I-01 | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Albuquerque
5700 Pasadena NE | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Brookline College - Albuquerque Accelerated Second Degree BSN 100.0% Q1-2 2013 to Q1-2 2013
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Grand Canyon University - Albuquerque Bachelor of Science in Nursing 100.0% Q1-2 2013 to Q1-2 2013
Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Associate's Degree in Nursing 75.4% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Albuquerque Public Schools Certificate in Practical Nursing 98.2% 2009 to 2012
University of New Mexico Bachelor of Science in Nursing 85.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Baccalaureate PhD
Post-Master's Certificates
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Central New Mexico Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Carrington College - Albuquerque Certificate in Practical Nursing 81.8% 2009 to 2012
Associate's Degree in Nursing 76.9% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
University of New Mexico - Valencia Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.8% 2012 to 2012
National American University - Albuquerque Bachelor of Science in Nursing
National American University - Albuquerque West RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Albuquerque MSN: Nursing Education
Master of Science in Nursing
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