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

Join us for NMCNE Behavioral Health Series
Session 1: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Presented by Jean McEldowney, MS, MSN, RN

This presentation will review the impact of geographic location on the prevalence of chronic conditions and health outcomes. Research indicates that 70-80% of a person’s overall physical and behavioral health is driven by social and environmental factors or Social Determinants of Health (SDOH); conversely 80% of healthcare dollars are spent on clinical care.                                                                           

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.