All of New Mexico's state colleges and universities are going to use a common curriculum for nursing instruction.
Gov. Susana Martinez's office says the curriculum alignment being announced Thursday follows a two-year effort by her administration and education officials.
According to Martinez's office, the use of a common curriculum will make it easier and less expensive for students to transfer from one school to another.
It also says additional nursing students at colleges in rural areas will be able to earn bachelor's degrees without having to leave their communities.
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