Nursing Excellence Awards

Since 2005, the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence has had the honor of hosting the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards. This annual awards ceremony recognizes excellence in nursing practice and honors nurses for the contributions they make to their organizations, communities, and to our state. Created by nurses for nurses, the Nursing Excellence Awards have honored over 2,500 New Mexico nurse nominees since we began. Proceeds from the Nursing Excellence Awards support the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence and its mission.

Learn more about all of the award categories here!

"Touch a Life" Award

The "Touch a Life" Award celebrates the special bond between patient and nurse. This award was created to give patients, families, and communities an opportunity to recognize a nurse that has touched their lives in a meaningful way. This community award has no nomination fee.

Submit a "Touch a Life" Nomination


Healthy Nurses, Healthy Communities

Session 3: Adverse Childhood Experiences
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Presented by Dominic Cappello, MA 

We live in a society that looks the other way as our children are traumatized by ten adverse childhood experiences (ACE). It's not that we don't care, we do. But we have not, up until now, had a framework for preventing the trauma that diminishes the lives of children and their struggling parents. Cappello provides an overview of ACEs, a two-decade history of prevention efforts yielding few results, and a new groundbreaking strategy called the 100% Community initiative for mobilizing each county around a process of ensuring the ten vital services for surviving and thriving--including medical and mental health care--the centerpiece of ACEs prevention.                                                                       

Learn More & Register Here

Our Funding

The New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence is a nonprofit organization funded through generous donations from our community partners and individuals, fundraising activities, and small grants. 

As the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence is a 501(c)3 organization, your contributions may be tax-deductible. Help us continue our work to support New Mexico's nurses by making a contribution to the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence today.