Nursing Excellence

Nurses are an important part of your care team at the UNM Health. From your first appointment to follow-up care, our nurses will support you with expertise, compassion and high-quality care.

At UNM Health, our nurses go above and beyond to deliver care that:

  • Meets your physical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care and educational needs
  • Respects you and your ethnicity, creed, nationality, religion, economic status and sexual orientation
  • Helps maintain your comfort and dignity
  • Fits your treatment goals

Nationally Recognized for Improving Care

The nurses at UNM Hospital and UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center make your safety their top priority. In 2016, UNM Hospital was one of two recipients of the National Patient Safety Foundation DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses. The award recognized our nurses’ role in improving patient safety and supporting the best outcomes.

DAISY Award Winning Nurses

UNM Hospital is proud to partner with the DAISY Foundation to recognize nurses who go above and beyond for our patients and their families. Criteria include:

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with patients and families;
  • Demonstrates excellent educator of patients and families;
  • Serves as a role model for the nursing profession;
  • Nurse is thoughtful and caring in all situations;
  • Patient advocate focusing on family-centered care;
  • and works well with all members of the healthcare team.

Nominate a Nurse 

Anyone may thank a deserving nurse by filling out our electronic nomination form.