Española's Northern New Mexico College's associate degree nursing program has been awarded national accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
The national board gave initial accreditation to the associate degree nursing program during its meeting on July 20-21, 2017.
Accreditation means the nursing program is in compliance with all national standards.
"This accreditation is a great achievement for our college and community and is a testament to the quality of Northern's associate degree nursing program," Ellen Trabka, dean of the school's College of Nursing and Health Sciences, said in a statement. "The program faculty, students, community advisory board and many others have worked incredibly hard over the years to [ensure] the associate degree nursing program meets the highest national standards."