New Mexico is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state
Also participates in the NLC until July 18, 2018
New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School Road NE, Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
License by Endorsement
Temp License Processing
Approximately 2-3 weeks upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 6 months.
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.
|Completed application – may apply online||Yes||Yes|
|Verification current active state license||Yes||Yes|
|Verification of original state license||No||Yes|
|Completed fingerprint cards (Proof of receipt)||Yes||Yes|
Register for background check
Request fingerprint cards
*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license. Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.
|Processing Fees||Renewal License Processing|
|Timely||$110||Within 3 business days – may apply online within 60 days of expiration|
Reinstatements: 30 hours of CEUs required within 2 years.
Verify a New Mexico license
NOTE: Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address