Below are the primary license renewal and continuing education requirements for nurses licensed in New Mexico. Please visit the New Mexico Board of Nursing CE page for more information on continuing education requirements.
RN: 30 hours every 2 years
LPN: 30 hours every 2 years
APRN: 30 hours every 2 years, in addition to:
- APRNs must complete an additional 20 hours for their specialty, with additional requirements according to their DEA registration:
- With DEA registration: 5 hours related to CNP’s practice, 10 hours relating to Pharmacology, 5 hours in management of non-cancer pain
- WIthout DEA registration: 10 hours related to the CNP’s practice, 10 hours relating to Pharmacology
Incredible Health offers ANCC-accredited continuing education courses for nurses in all 50 states, 100% free and online. The New Mexico Board of Nursing accepts courses that are ANCC accredited.
Additionally, New Mexico is a nursing compact state, which allows nurses to hold multi-state licenses.
Steps to renew your New Mexico nursing license
- Verify the status of your license
Visit the Verification page to confirm your license.
- Complete your New Mexico nursing continuing education requirements before your license expires
You can complete your nursing CEUs online, on your schedule, and 100% free with Incredible Health.
- Go to the New Mexico Board of Nursing to enter your renewal application
Visit the Renewal Information page for specific requirements. Step-by-step instructions can be found in the Help Booklet. New Mexico is a compact state. If your Primary State of Residency is in another compact state do not apply for licensure in New Mexico unless you are declaring New Mexico as your Primary State of Residency.
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New Mexico Board of Nursing
Phone: (505) 841-8340
Fax: (505) 841-8347
6301 Indian School Road
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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