Nursing License and Renewal New Mexico

Discover the Magic of New Mexico

Why travel nurses love New Mexico? "The Land of Enchantment," as New Mexico is fondly nicknamed, is a beautiful state entrenched in hundreds of years of Native American, Latin American and American history and culture. Many people think New Mexico is just a magical and mystical desert, but there's so much more to it than that. Throughout New Mexico — specifically Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Carlsbad and Roswell — visitors and residents alike enjoy the diverse assortment of restaurants, bars, cultural events and outdoor activities.

If you're ready to find your next New Mexico travel nursing job but you first need help with the New Mexico nursing license, the team at AMN Healthcare is here to help. The travel nursing experts at AMN Healthcare can find your ideal assignments, walk you through the New Mexico RN licensing process, and reimburse your licensing fees.

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Your New Mexico Nursing License Guide

New Mexico RN License By Endorsement

Registered nurses who do not have an NLC multistate license but hold a current nursing license in another state or U.S. territory can apply for licensure by an endorsement through the New Mexico Board of Nursing. First-time licensees would apply for licensure by examination.

Applicants for a New Mexico nursing license by endorsement will need to submit:

  • An online RN/LPN endorsement application
  • Payment of the $150 application and licensure fee
  • License verification via NURSYS or paper verification form
  • 3M Cogent background and fingerprinting, plus $44 fee

New Mexico is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (LLC) and offers a swift turnaround for RN licenses, within five business days, and provides the option of a temporary license, expedited with an additional $60 fee.

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How to Renew Your New Mexico Nursing License

A Hassle Free Process

Nursing licenses must be renewed every two years through the New Mexico Board of Nursing. Travel nurses wishing to renew their New Mexico nursing license can look up their current license and submit their application online, upload proof of 30 contact hours of continuing education, and pay the licensure fee (currently $110).


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