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ENMU-R nursing program ranked first in state

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Nursing students work in one of the skills labs on campus. (Submitted Photo)

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The Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Associate of Science Nursing Program is ranked number one in the state according to a new list compiled by RegisteredNursing.org.

The program is ranked first on the list of the 2019 Top Ranked Nursing Schools in New Mexico, according to a press release issued by the school.

“Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell campus is home to an acclaimed associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) pathway,” the Registered Nursing website states. “… 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 honored to have received this recognition,” said Dr. Laurie Jensen, vice president of Health Education at ENMU-Roswell. “Our faculty and staff work together to best educate our nursing program learners. Nursing faculty use multiple instructional strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills to incorporate into practice.

“… The hard work and dedication of nursing faculty and students is reflected in our successful graduates, many who obtain jobs in Roswell and throughout the state of New Mexico.”

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“We are honored to have improved our ranking this year,” said Rachel Conover, interim nursing director. “It takes a team to achieve such a ranking. This includes students, faculty, staff, other health programs, clinical agencies and administration. Our goal has always been to produce outstanding nurses to serve our community and state.”

“Selecting the best nursing school in New Mexico can be difficult,” the Registered Nursing website adds. “To make the process easier, first look for a school that supports students toward licensure and beyond. …”

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