Obtaining Your New Mexico Nursing License

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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
TEL: 505-841-8340
FAX:  505-841-8347

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $150
Temp license $60
Background check $44

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.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
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

Apply online

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.

License Renewal

Processing Fees   Renewal License Processing
Timely $110 Within 3 business days – may apply online within 60 days of expiration
Lapsed                                   $200  

Additional Info

Reinstatements:  30 hours of CEUs required within 2 years.

Online Renewal
Verify a New Mexico license

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address