NMNEC is a consortium of nursing education programs, organizations, and individuals throughout the state. They have a commitment to build multiple pathways into nursing education including the implementation of a common statewide curriculum and increasing BSN education.

NMNEC Mission

The mission of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium is to prepare nurses for entry and educational advancement through developing and sustaining a resource-efficient and unified system of accessible, innovative, and state-of-the-art nursing education. (Reaffirmed by NMNEC Leadership Council 10.12.17)

NMNEC Vision

The New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium is a collaborative partnership with a vision for nursing education that addresses the healthcare needs of New Mexicans by preparing a qualified, diverse, and professional nursing workforce. (Reaffirmed by NMNEC Leadership Council 10.12.17)


  1. Increase number of nurses with BSN and graduate degrees in New Mexico.
  2. Improve efficiency, quality, and educational outcomes of nursing education through cooperation among community colleges and universities.
  3. Increase workforce diversity by improving nursing education for minorities, particularly in rural areas
Creating Opportunities in Nursing Education

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