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Vision, mission and values


National School of Nursing and Obstetrics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The National School of Nursing and Obstetrics molds its professionals with sound scientific, technical, and humanistic knowledge to become essential agents of change within the culture of health and care, thus promoting and supporting the optimal development of society.

The school is consolidated as the leader institution dedicated to the development of professional nursing and nursing research focused on the continuous improvement of individual and collective health conditions, while it advances the discipline through its graduate and specialization study programs. The undergraduate programs offered are:


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Supported by solid teaching personnel who are committed to an integral, flexible, critical, participative, and innovative education system, the mission is to strengthen the enrollment, permanence, development, and graduation of the students in the Bachelor in Nursing and Bachelor in Nursing and Obstetrics programs.

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To keep the teaching personnel who are committed to the Bachelor in Nursing and Bachelor in Nursing and Obstetrics programs and who are capable of enabling teaching strategies in every space of the student´s development, thus fostering the formation of nursing professionals with a solid disciplinary, scientific, and humanistic knowledge, who can in turn positively impact the society.

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To organize the academic-administrative tasks related to the Bachelor in Nursing and Bachelor in Nursing and Obstetrics programs so that teaching-learning student formation activities can take place


Founded on the Organic Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and under the principles of autonomy and freedom of lecture, The National School of Nursing and Obstetrics has defined nursing as a social projection endeavor which, in a multi and inter-disciplinary manner, should address the health needs of society through its diverse integration, coordination, instrumentation, research, teaching, and administration functions scopes.


Bachelor's degree

Bachelor in Nursing
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Bachelor in Nursing and Obstetrics
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Graduate Studies

The School's Graduate Studies Division is constituted by these areas:


The National School of Nursing and Obstetrics, as part of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, through its Graduate Studies Division has the mission of fostering the disciplinary and professional advancement of Nursing, offering a sound formation with the highest quality in diverse areas of specialization, Masters and PhD programs. In order to accomplish these goals, specific policies have been started. The establishment and consolidation of the graduate studies is a priority task to advance Nursing in Mexico, and thus, the research activities and their results will be foundational in the academic life of this studies division


Objective: To form nursing specialists who, by interacting along with diverse multi-professional health teams, be capable of conducting high-quality practice to address the specialized nursing attention demands of the populations.


Presentation: The Unique Plan of Nursing Specializations is integrated by 13 specific study plans which correspond to the different nursing knowledge fields. Each of these plans is constituted by 10 academic activities – 5 per semester – which the students have to fulfill.


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Masters in Nursing

Presentation: The Masters in Nursing Program is created from the reflection on the national and international initiatives and policies related to the graduate studies, in particular those of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The program is based on the analysis and recognition of the social needs arising from the demographical and epistemological transformations, and the increment of chronic conditions, infections, emerging diseases, the elevated maternal and child mortality rates, and many more present and future health challenges.


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The Research Committee is defined as the collegiate organ which is plural and consultative, and integrated by internal and external institutional representatives with interest and commitment to the development of nursing research, who contribute with their experience and dedication to accomplish the institutional policies on research.


  • To act as a collegiate counseling body of the National School of Nursing and Obstetrics regarding activities of research


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Continuing Education

In this academic area the following are offered:

1. Diploma programs related to professional development and upgrading
2. Courses of English comprehension texts and basic personal computer skills


What is continuous education?

The Division of Continuous Education is an area of the National School of Nursing and Obstetrics which has the commitment and responsibility to enhance the professional level through the offering of academic events where the professionals can upgrade, deepen, and acquire the professional knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to individual and collective health, addressing the care demands of society and the challenges of the health system.




  1. To offer education programs in diverse study modalities promoting learning as a permanent process to acquire the intellectual skills, identity development and social commitment
  2. To enhance the continuous education and professional development programs in accordance to the needs of nursing professional development
  3. To promote meetings, seminaries, and academic interchanges with the nursing discipline
  4. To foster the formation and upgrading of nursing professors to improve the quality of their professional performance


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Publications in The National School of Nursing and Obstetrics are conducted through the academic area of linking


Publications are constituted by:

Articles and documents for the study of nursing such as:


  • First aid and CPR
  • Human development and mental health
  • Clinical teaching
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nursing research
  • Ecology, health and environment
  • Nutrition
  • Patient attention and safety

It also includes:


  • Audio files (podcast)
  • Image galleries on academic events
  • Gazette
  • Nursing electronic bulletin
  • Press bulletin

Publishing requisites: The National School of Nursing and Obstetrics, aiming to keep its leadership in Nursing Teaching has...


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