September 10, 2021


CONTACT: Donna Oracion, College Development Director, 575-624-7403

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The Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Associate of Science Nursing Program retains its ranking as number one in New Mexico according to a new 2021 list of the best ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) Programs compiled by The program was also ranked first in the state in 2020.

According to information on the website, “Nursing Schools listed in our list of ‘Best ADN Program in Every State’ provide students with rigorous high-quality employable ADN education. These schools are well reputed and have a history of excellent NCLEX-RN Pass rates.” NCLEX-RN is the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

The organization compiled a list of all the nursing schools offering ADN programs in every state and then ranked the best programs based on the following three factors:

  • Average NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rates of Recent Five Years – 40% of Overall Score
  • Academic Quality (Enrollment Rate, Graduation Rate & Retention Rate) – 30% of Overall Score
  • Editorial Staff Ratings and Nursing School Reputation – 30% of Overall Score states that the data required for the rankings was compiled from IPEDs, State Board of Nursing websites, U.S. News & World Report, Niche, Grad Reports, Rate My Professors and the official school websites.

“Eastern New Mexico University has been a popular choice among ADN students for its technologically advanced campus. Its Roswell campus features the only high-tech medical simulation laboratory in the southeastern part of the state,” the website states. “Upon enrolling in its ADN program, you will study in ‘smart’ classrooms with a small student to faculty ratio, allowing you to gain the personalized attention you need.”

The Nursing Program at ENMU-Roswell is expanding and now admits first-year nursing students in both the fall and spring semesters. For the Spring 2022 semester, the deadline to apply is at noon on November 5, 2021. Students must also complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) no later than November 5, 2021. For the Fall 2022 semester, deadline to apply is at noon on May 6, 2022. Students must also complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) no later than May 6, 2022.

The Nursing Program is a two-year course of study, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Upon completion of the program, students will earn an Associate of Science (AS) degree, and are prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam. For more information about the ENMU-Roswell Nursing program, call Rachel Conover, Nursing Director, at 575-624-7460. For general university admission information and pre-admission Health Science advising, contact Corey Fisher at 575-624-7401 or email [email protected]