About the SJC Nursing Program

New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC)

San Juan College is proud to be a member of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC), a partnership of every state-funded nursing program across the state, connected by a common nursing curriculum which allows students to receive quality education and bachelor’s degrees in their home community.  Each nursing program is linked to another through innovations in technology and simulation, making degrees attainable and transfers seamless.

San Juan College is partnering with the University of New Mexico (UNM) to offer baccalaureate pre-licensure nursing education (BSN).  This partnership began in the spring 2015 semester and will continue every fall and spring semester thereafter.

The NMNEC membership has established a set of admission, progression and grading policies and procedures.  These common policies and procedures are identified on the following pages.  San Juan College institutional and program specific policies are listed in this document following the description of the statewide processes.


  1. Increase number of nurses with BSN and graduate degrees in New Mexico.
  2. Improve efficiency, quality, and educational outcomes of nursing education through cooperation among community colleges and universities.
  3. Increase workforce diversity by improving nursing education for minorities, particularly in rural areas
  • The mission of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium is to prepare nurses for entry and educational advancement through developing and sustaining a resource-efficient and unified system of accessible, innovative, and state-of-the-art nursing education.


  • The New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium is a collaborative partnership with a vision for nursing education that addresses the healthcare needs of New Mexicans by preparing a qualified, diverse, and professional nursing workforce.

NMNEC Graduate Learning Outcomes

Students can expect the following learning outcomes after completing a degree in nursing at any of the NMNEC schools:

  1. Engage in professional nursing practice that is patient-centered and culturally appropriate for individuals, families, and communities. (Patient Centered Care-PCC)
  2. Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety into nursing practice within healthcare organizations and systems. (Quality Improvement & Safety-QI &S)
  3. Deliver nursing care that is evidence-based. (Evidence Based Practice -EBP)
  4. Demonstrate leadership behaviors through the application of policies that apply to healthcare delivery. (Professionalism – P)
  5. Engage in effective interprofessional collaboration in the delivery of healthcare for quality patient outcomes. (Teamwork & Collaboration- T&C)
  6. Utilize technologies for the management of information and in the delivery of patient care. (Informatics-I)

Integration of San Juan College Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOS) and New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) Graduate Outcomes

SJC Common Student Learning Outcomes

  • Broad and Specialized Learning
  • Information Literacy
  • Cultural and Civic Engagement
  • Effective Communication
  • Integrating Technologies
  • Critical Thinking

SJC NMNEC Graduate Outcomes

  • Professionalism
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Informatics
  • Quality and Safety in Nursing

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Finkelman, A. and Kenner, C. (2009). Incorporating the core competencies in nursing education. Teaching
IOM. (pp. 72-172).Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association

San Juan College Nursing Conceptual Model

The SJC Department of Nursing Conceptual Model uses a student-centered learner approach to illustrate how the NMNEC graduate learning outcomes guide curricular delivery in this concept-based curriculum. All learning occurs within the context of didactic, laboratory, simulated and clinical experiences.

Nursing Conceptual Model - Student Centered Learning Approach


In addition to supporting the mission of the College, the mission of the San Juan College Department of Nursing is to provide the educational tools so our students may obtain a high quality nursing education and become valuable members of the health care profession. Toward that goal, we will encourage personal development and prepare the student for further nursing education and life-long learning. Recognizing our close relationship with our community, we will strive to meet its continual and changing health care needs.


Nursing is a professional practice discipline with a worldview rooted in the core nursing values of caring, diversity, integrity, excellence, patient centeredness, ethics and holism (NLN, 2010). To practice actively, the nurse must have an awareness of the context and environment where health care is delivered. Context and environment include organizational structures of healthcare agencies, leadership styles, continuous quality improvement, as well as ethical, legal, and regulatory standards adhered to in practice. Nurses, using patient-centered care, promote holistic health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through the application of nursing knowledge.
NLN, Outcomes and Competencies for Graduates of Practical/Vocational, Diploma, Associate Degree, Baccalaureate, Master’s, Practice Doctorate, and Research Doctorate Programs in Nursing, 2010.