New Mexico

Welcome to the Land of Enchantment!

Each state needs a competent medical workforce to meet the needs of it's citizens. However, the requirements for some health care professions are not the same in each state. That is why it is important to find out what is required of you as a future or current registered nurse before moving across state lines. Contact information is located at the bottom of this page.


Colorado is a compact state. If you are moving to Colorado or claiming it as your primary state of residence, you will need to apply for application by endorsement in order to use your license in Colorado. General instructions are listed below.

General guidelines for endorsement are listed below.

  • Effective as of August 1, 2016 the Board will no longer accept paper applications. All applications must be submitted electronically via the EMBON website.

  • Criminal background check required ($44)

  • Passing NCLEX results

  • Proof of graduation from an approved nursing program

  • Verification of Licensure form, verification through or paper verification

  • 3M Cogent Background and fingerprinting through this link

Renewals cost $93 and take place every two years. Click here to view the paper renewal form and here for Online License Renewal. You must complete 30 contact hours of continuing education.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

New Mexico Board of Nursing

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday excluding Holidays


6301 Indian School Road NE, Suite 710

Albuquerque, NM


Phone number: 505.841.8340

Fax number: 505.841.8347

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