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Learning from some of the best in NM; ENMU-Roswell nursing program ranked No. 2 in the state

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A recent group of nursing students in a lab at the Health Sciences Center on campus. (Submitted Photo)

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The Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Associate of Science Nursing Program is ranked number two in the state according to a new list compiled by RegisteredNursing.org. With a score of 94.85, the ENMU-Roswell Nursing Program is among the very best programs on the list of the 2018 Top Ranked Nursing Schools in New Mexico.

“Selecting the best nursing school in New Mexico can be difficult,” the Registered Nursing web site states. “To make the process easier first look for a school that supports students towards licensure and beyond. A great way to measure this is through NCLEX-RN ‘pass rates.’ We have ranked the top 10 nursing schools in New Mexico by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN ‘pass rates’, meaning the percentage of graduates who pass the exam, out of the 21 RN programs in the state.” The programs reviewed for the study include schools that offer an Associate in Nursing (ADN/ASN), BSN, or Direct-Entry MSN Degree.

The web site adds that through the acclaimed ENMU-Roswell Nursing Program, ethical, experienced nurse educators form undergraduate nursing philosophy with great care, resulting in strong and responsible graduates who are a credit to their profession.

“We are so pleased to receive this recognition,” said Jerolyn Wagner MSN, RN, Nursing Program Director. “Together the faculty, staff and students work very hard for this accomplishment. During our recent accreditation site visit, statements from students verified the strength of the program centers around the faculty. The faculty create a quality learning environment to enable the students in developing clinical reasoning skills to implement into practice. Teaching strategies in both the classroom and clinical experience are diverse to facilitate knowledge for all learning styles. Our Regional Medical Simulation Center (RMSC) provides high fidelity technology which allows the faculty to create real-life clinical experiences the students may not encounter in the clinical setting. Many of our graduates work here in the community and feedback from the employers has been very positive regarding the competence and performance of our graduates.”

The Nursing Program at ENMU-Roswell is a two-year course of study, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Upon completion of the program, students earn an Associate of Science (AS) degree, and are prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam.

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For more information on the top nursing school rankings in New Mexico, go to: registerednursing.org/state/new-mexico/#rankings.