Articles and Publications About NMNEC
2020, September
Authors: Gutierrez, J., Liesveld, J., Wright, M.
Article published in the New Mexico Board of Nursing’s Summer 2020 Nursing News and Views
2020, August
Author: Wright, M.
Poster presented at the 2020 Nurse Tim Nuts & Bolts Conference
2020, August
Authors: Grohman, S., Leon, T.,  Liesveld, J., Petrovic, K.
Poster presented at the 2020 Nurse Tim Nuts & Bolts Conference
2020, August
Authors: Cates, D., Daykin, S., Hendrix, M., Kelly, L. S., Leon, T., Petrovic, K.,  Rohr, J.,  Tewart, T.
Poster presented at the 2020 Nurse Tim Nuts & Bolts Conference
2020, January-February
Author: Mariah Stewart
Article includes University of New Mexico College of Nursing (NMNEC nursing program) and includes mention of NMNEC.
2019, October
Authors: Liesveld, J., Wright, M., Dakin, B.
Poster presented at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center 2019 Education Day on NMNEC progress in 10 years.
2018, November
Author: Wright, M.
Poster presented at American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2018 Baccalaureate Conference on how NMNEC committees, task-forces, staff, and Leadership Council support the work of the consortium.

2018, October.

Authors: Liesveld, J., Wright, M., & Dakin, B.

Poster for University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center 2018 Education Day on value of building BSN partnerships with community colleges through the NMNEC model.


Building multiple pathways for nursing education

2018, October-November. The New Mexico Nurse.

Authors: Dakin, B., Ezzell, S., and Scarbrough, J.

Addition of LPN pathway and an RN-to-BSN pathway to the statewide pre-licensure common RN curriculum.


2018, July
Author: Wright, M.
Poster presented at Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Conference on NMNEC program evaluation.
2018, July 11.
Editorial in Albuquerque Journal in support of funding for NMNEC.

NM nursing consortium facing dearth of funding

2018, July 6. Albuquerque Journal

Article on NMNEC funding needs.


Outcomes of academic progression in nursing: New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) university/community college partnerships

2017, November

Authors: Liesveld, J., Reinhardt, A., & Dakin, B.

Poster presented at American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2017 Baccalaureate Conference on how NMNEC contributed to goals of the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) in New Mexico.


Community colleges and universities educating co-enrolled BSN/ADN students: How to partner for extraordinary outcomes

2017, November

Authors: Liesveld, J., Reinhardt, A., & Dakin, B.

Poster presented at American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2017 Baccalaureate Conference on how to build university/community college partnerships based on the NMNEC model.


Changes in New Mexico nursing education: Highlights of the 2016 academic survey

2017. New Mexico Board of Nursing.

Summary of results of 2016 survey conducted by NMNEC which highlights changes in nursing education from 2012 to 2016.


Innovation in academic progression: Progress of New Mexico nursing education consortium model

2017, September/October. Journal of Professional Nursing.National League for Nursing (NLN).

Authors: Landen, J., Evans-Prior, D.,  Dakin, B., and Liesveld, J.

This article describes the NMNEC model, challenges and opportunities associated with implementation, current program outcomes, and factors that have  contributed to NMNEC’s success. Also discussed are future steps for sustainability and growth as NMNEC continues in its commitment to meeting the IOM challenge.


2017, May

Author: Scarbrough, J. (WNMU)

Short video produced with a diversity grant from NMNEC about men in nursing. Contains casual conversations with men who work in nursing.

Intended audience is middle and senior-high students to help them connect with “regular guys” in the field of nursing.


2015, Novermber/December. Journal of Professional Nursing. National League for Nursing (NLN).

Authors: Giddens, J.,  Keller, T., and Liesveld, J.

Forces that have produced national reform of a fragmented, inefficient, and expensive healthcare services sector have also set the stage for reform of a fragmented, inefficient, and expensive system for nursing education. Changes in health care, health policy, education policy, and funding for public higher education have led to the development of new nursing education models designed to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses entering the workforce. This article describes the development and implementation of one such model that features a common concept-based curriculum and university–community college partnerships at its core. This plan increases access for nursing students across the state to earn a prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing degree and preserves the integrity and accessibility of associate degree nursing education.


2009, December 15.
Authors: Brady, D., Giddens, J., Keller, T., Ridenour, N., & Schultz, P.
The NMNEC ‘white paper’ which was developed after first NMNEC meeting on December 6, 2009, in Socorro, New Mexico.



Reports Related to Health and Nursing Workforce in New Mexico
2019, January. New Mexico Department of Health.
“This report is intended to provide relevant and timely information regarding the health status of the various population groups in our state to hlep inform, educate, and empower readers on equity issues.”
2020, October 1.
It reports on the status of the New Mexico health care workforce during the period 1 January – 31 December 2019.


Projections of progress toward the 80% bachelor of science in nursing recommendation and strategies to accelerate change

2018. Nursing Outlook.
Author: Spetz, J.
This paper presents a model that projects whether the 80% recommendation
can be met within a 10-year period and estimates the impact of education
changes that might accelerate progress.


Academic progression in nursing (APIN) final program summary and outcomes

2017, December 31.
Authors: Farmer, P., Gerardi, T., Thompson, P., and Hoffman, B.
Lessons learned from APIN’s (Academic Progression in Nursing/RWJF) project to identify and develop the most promising strategies for creating a more highly educated nursing workforce. (Mention of NMNEC is included)


Nursing education and the decade of change: Strategies to meet America’s health needs

2017, December 05. Campaign for Action.
Authors: Hassmiller, S. B.,& Reinhard, S. C.
Reports on the strides made especially in the past 10 years thanks to the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program and the State Implementation Program (SIP). The Compendium is intended to be a toolkit, too, so other schools of nursing and businesses can build on what APIN and SIP have learned to expand the work. (Mention of NMNEC is included)


House memorial 50: Statewide plan for nursing education

2010, October. House Memorial 50 Task Force.
The New Mexico Board of Nursing, the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence, the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Department on Higher Education and the New Mexico Health Policy Commission are pleased to present this report from the House Memorial 50 Task Force.
House Memorial 50 was enacted at the end of the 2010 Legislative Session because of the vision for readily available and seamless access to ongoing, formal nursing education in the State. A priority was the development of a well planned and articulated system in New Mexico to provide not only improved health care access by educating an increased number of registered nurses but also to utilize nursing education to create workforce development opportunities throughout the State.
This report supported the formation of NMNEC.
Diversity in Nursing Education Resources

2019. Journal of Professional Nursing.
Authors: Day, L., & Beard, K. V.
Communication and diversity are essential features of safe and effective health care and of a safe and effective nursing workforce. Fostering diversity and meaningful inclusion of diverse perspectives in nursing school classrooms, labs and clinical learning environments are important steps toward building a stronger nursing workforce and health care system. This paper presents an argument for the importance of replacing the single, dominant voice in nursing education with culturally responsive teaching and offers strategies nurse educators can use to encourage students to share alternative perspectives and engage in alternative methods of discourse and communication. This essay reflects a review of the theoretical background to culturally responsive teaching and discusses how this method connects to nursing education. By engaging in culturally responsive teaching, nurse educators will prepare a nursing workforce that is ready to add multiple diverse voices to the health care team and contribute to the redesign of a safer and more effective health care system.
Concept-based Teaching Resources

Authors: Vacek, J., & Liesveld, J.  (University of New Mexico – Albuquerque – NMNEC program)

2019, May 16. Nursing Education Perspectives.

This article provides a lesson plan that focuses on using model case studies, the Venn diagram, and questioning strategies to facilitate conceptual application for one biophysical concept, gas exchange (GE).


Underestimated challenges adopting the conceptual approach

2016, April. Journal of Nursing Education

Author: Giddens, J.

Over the past 5 years, interest in concept-based curriculum has surged among nurse educators. This interest is fueled by the potential to transform nursing education. However, many challenges exist, including changes in teaching practices, empowering learners, and assessing learning.


Selecting concepts for a concept-based curriculum: Applications of a benchmark approach

2012, September. Journal of Nursing Education.
Authors: Giddens, J. F., & Wright, M.
In response to a transformational movement in nursing education, faculty across the country are considering changes to curricula and approaches to teaching. As a result, an emerging trend in many nursing programs is the adoption of a concept-based curriculum. As part of the curriculum development process, the selection of concepts, competencies, and exemplars on which to build courses and base content is needed. This article presents a benchmark approach used to validate and finalize concept selection among educators developing a concept-based curriculum for a statewide nursing consortium. These findings are intended to inform other nurse educators who are currently involved with or are considering this curriculum approach. (Based on NMNEC concept-based curriculum)