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Advancing the Nursing Community
in New Mexico

Celebrating our "lucky 13" in 2016!

Our Mission:

The New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence convenes and facilitates dialogue and action that results in excellence in nursing education, practice and work environment.


2015 New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Honorees!

Here's a list of those honored on Saturday night. 

What a wonderful celebration.  Thank you to all who made it possible - from our great sponsors to all the volunteers that made the magic happen!

2016 Nightingale Scholarships

We are announcing the opening of the application process for Nightingale scholarships for 2016.  We will award numerous $1,000 scholarships to nursing students at all levels.
Deadline for applications is February 10th!

Click here for full information.

We want to thank the New Mexico Board of Nursing for a Nurse Excellence Fund grant for the 2016 scholarships.

Lessons in Leadership:The Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series 

We are proud to be connected with this series featuring nationally-recognized nurse leaders whose leadership spans nursing, health care, government and other sectors. The collection includes 12 individual videos, each focused on one leader, plus a compilation video highlighting all 12. In each, leaders reflect on the lessons learned and strategies that shaped their successes and leadership roles. The leaders include numerous recipients of “Living Legend” awards; faculty members from top universities; CEOs, executive directors and board members of the nation’s leading health care organizations; and prominent policy advisers.

We are pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the Moore Foundation to bring one of these nurse leaders to New Mexico!

Linda Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN will join us on Friday, April 1st.

Watch this space for registration info!

NMCNE / NMAC / NMNEC - How are we all connected?

NMCNE (NM Center for Nursing Excellence)NMAC (NM Action Coalition)NMNEC (NM Nursing Education Consortium)
Hope this matrix helps you see the relationship between all these "NM" nursing organizations.

Want to know what’s going on with the Center?

Here are some of the things we did in 2015:

  • The awarding of 6 Nightingale Scholarships to nursing students throughout NM
  • Dr. Peter Buerhaus talked to us about  The Future of the Nursing Workforce in the Era of Health Care Reform
  • In June, we hosted our 7th (!) annual Nursing Educators Conference, Academic and Employer Partners: Transitioning Student Nurses to Clinical Practice.
  • In September, we welcomed Dr. Julie Willems Van Dijk presenting Population Health: A Nursing Call to Action. Over 80 attendees heard how we can all do our part in helping to move toward a more health New Mexico.
  • And on November 7th we hosted the 11th annual New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards.

Get on our mailing list so you get up-to-date information on upcoming offerings for 2016!

Do you know about NMNEC? Well, you should!

Find out how the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium is working toward a common core curriculum for nursing education in our state.  Check them out!

 Check out our Resources tab for many nurse data reports - and so much more!

 It's been nearly 5 years since the landmark IOM report on nursing

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health 
See what progress has been made on the IOM recommendations!
Check out the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action's top accomplishments for 2014.

 Online Courses Available!

Continuing education courses from Pearl's Review &CE Direct.



Need a unique gift for that special nurse in your life? 

Honor them with a donation to the Center in their name!

 Help us continue our mission and make sure there will always be nurses available to serve the people of New Mexico.

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Save the date for the 2015
Nursing Excellence Awards -Saturday,November 7!

We want to thank the many sponsors
who help bring you the
Nursing Excellence Awards!

We couldn't do it without their generous support.










  Bank of Albuquerque

  CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional   Medical Center

  Hospital Physician Partners

  Sigma Theta Tau - Gamma Sigma



  Memorial Medical Center

  United HealthCare    Community Plan



  Artesia General Hospital

  Breckinridge School of Nursing

  French Funerals-Cremations

  Genesis HealthCare

  Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center

  Grand Canyon University

  Los Alamos Medical Center

  NM Emergency Nurses Assoc.

  NM Organization of Nurse Leaders

  San Juan Regional Medical Center

  Sandoval Regional Medical Center

  Sheena Ferguson, MSN, RN

  Dr. Jose Martinez

  Click Here

for a full list
of our sponsors!