Nurse Residency Information:
Please e-mail the following address: NurseResidency@salud.unm.edu
The Division of Nursing delivers care aligned with the vision of UNMH which is "to identify and solve the most important questions of human health in our communities through education, scholarship and service with commitment to the HSC core values".
Nursing Management at UNMH is committed to the professional advancement of the nursing staff. UNMH provides a large number of Continuing Education Courses to meet diverse educational needs. The Management encourages the staff to become certified in their specialty areas and obtain their Bachelors and Masters degrees. In addition, UNMH provides tuition reimbursement for classes and reimburses for certification examination fees. Most recently, we added a UNMH-specific student cohort to the UNM College of Nursing RN to Bachelors in Nursing program.
UNMH is on a journey to Magnet Recognition. Magnet designation is the highest level of recognition the American Nurses Credentialing Center awards an institution for which nursing services are provided. Institutions that meet the stringent criteria exhibit a commitment to a higher standard of care and improved patient outcomes.
Nursing leadership at UNMH is also committed to the concept of decision-making at the point of care. To that end, shared governance was implemented in the institution in 2004. Unit-based and area shared governance councils were established. Charters are being developed and unit-based initiatives are underway. A Nursing Staff Council comprised of Unit-based Shared Governance Chairs, Co-Chairs, and other interested staff has recently formed to provide a venue for two-way communication between Nursing Administration and Staff.