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Luna Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. The mission of the nursing department is to prepare nurses to provide culturally competent, community-based entry-level nursing care. Nursing is a rewarding career in high demand, which offers many challenges and opportunities within diverse healthcare settings. Upon successful completion of the second year nursing courses, a student receives an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and is eligible to take the NCLEX- RN.

In order for the graduate to become a Registered Nurse they will need to take and pass the NCLEX exam.

End of Program Objectives

  • Engage in professional nursing practice that is patient-centered and culturally appropriate for individuals, families, and communities.
  • Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety into nursing practice within healthcare organizations and systems.
  • Deliver nursing care that is evidence-based across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors through the application of policies that apply to healthcare delivery.
  • Engage in effective interprofessional collaboration in the delivery of healthcare for quality patient outcomes.
  • Utilize technologies for the management of information and in the delivery of patient care.

Program Offerings

Contact Information


Maxine Hughes 505-454-2523 x1805

Administrative Assistant II

Elaine Montano 505-454-2521 x1808

Clinical Instrtuctor

John Montoya

Clinical Instructor

April Benton
Emma Peoble
Naomi Gunn
Sarah Marco
Selest Garcia
Valerie Montoya


Irma Joy Shrum 505-454-5376 x1802
Lucia Gomez-Vaughan 505-454-5362 x1701
Marian Brotherton
Susan Grohman 505-454-2524 x1807

Nursing Tutor

Helmuth Schlichting

RN Retention Specialist

Gabriela Pina
Jacqueline Carrillo Ramirez

Student Services Specialist

Vanessa Torres 505-454-2566 x1803

Student Success Coach

Yvonne Pina 505-454-2525 x1809