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RN Programs in New Mexico

RN Programs in New Mexico

New Mexico RN Programs

Those who are seeking a rewarding career with opportunities for advancements should look into RN programs in New Mexico. As a registered nurse, one does a variety of things, including providing care to patients alongside doctors to leading a team of nurses and medical staff.

There are many RN programs in New Mexico, but a potential student may find some of them to be more suited to his or her needs and abilities than others. The programs range from 2 years to 4 years, depending on the level of degree. Those who graduate from RN programs in New Mexico even have the opportunity to return to school for an advanced degree or specialization.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in New Mexico

In order to qualify for licensure by examination in New Mexico, individuals must complete an approved nursing education program and have that program submit an official transcript or proof of eligibility for graduation directly to the board.

Foreign educated applicants must provide proof of English proficiency before submitting licensure applications and criminal background checks to the board. Along with the application, those individuals educated in New Mexico must also submit a course-by-course education equivalency evaluation done by any of the providers listed on the application paperwork and Verification of English Competency.

Once the education requirement is fulfilled, students are eligible to register and take the licensure exam. The exam used for licensure in New Mexico is the NPLEX-RN.

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in New Mexico

New Mexico is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact, so those licensed in the state are allowed to work in other compact states without any additional licenses. Likewise, those licensed in other compact states are allowed to work in New Mexico. A resident of a compact state must apply for licensure in his or her home state. One who is a new resident of New Mexico and holds a license in another compact state or who holds a license in a non-compact state can apply for licensure by endorsement.

Renewing an RN License

RN licenses in New Mexico must be renewed every 2 years. In order to do so, individuals must fulfill the continuing education requirements. New Mexico requires nurses to complete 30 hours of approved continuing education within each 2 year period.

Additional Resources

The Best RN Schools in New Mexico

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps New Mexico residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

New Mexico RN Resources

17 RN Schools in New Mexico

New Mexico State University

Carrington College

Central New Mexico Community College

University of New Mexico

New Mexico State University

Clovis Community College

Northern New Mexico Community College

San Juan College

  • 4601 College Boulevard Farmington, NM 87402
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN
    (505) 326-3311

University of New Mexico

  • 705 Gurley Ave. Gallup, NM 87301
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN
    (505) 863-7500

New Mexico Junior College

  • 1 Thunderbird Circle Hobbs, NM 88240
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (575) 392-4510

Dona Ana Branch Community College

New Mexico State University

Luna Community College

Eastern New Mexico University

Santa Fe Community College

Anamarc Educational Institute

Western New Mexico University