New Mexico Board of Nursing

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The New Mexico Board of Nursing is a state regulatory agency, whose purpose is to protect the safety, heath and welfare of NM citizens by licensing Nurses and certifying Hemodialysis Technicians and Medication Aides.

The board plans to achieve these goals by regulating education programs for licensees and certificate holders, regulating practice, accepting complaints and conduct disciplinary actions on licensees and certificate holders who violate the law and rules.

The board comprises of 7 Board members that represents both nursing profession and public. There are 3 RN, 2 Public Member, 1 Physician and one MSN on the board.
The Mission of NM Board of nursing is to protect the safety, heath and welfare of NM citizens by regulating nursing practice, nursing care and services. The board has the vision of achieving Excellence in Regulatory Practice. The main goal of the board is Advance Nursing Systems for effectiveness in Public Protection and Customer Service.

The Board has also set up seven (7) advisory committees and one active subcommittee to assist the Board in carrying out its functions and activities. The Members of the committees are appointed by the Board and all actions of the advisory committee are subject to Board approval. It must also be noted that members, who fails to attend three (3) consecutive meetings are removed.

Seven Advisory Committees are as follows:

  • Advanced Practice Advisory Committee
  • Nursing Practice Advisory Committee
  • Diversion Program Regional Advisory Committee
  • Nursing Education Advisory Committee
  • Hemodialysis Technician Advisory Committee
  • Medication Aide Advisory Committee
  • Special Task Forces and Work Groups

The basic duties and services offered by the Board are as follows:

  • License / Certificate Lookup
  • License / Certificate Verification
  • Complaints
  • Applications
  • Forms
  • Name/Address/Residency Change
  • Fingerprint Cards
  • Nursing Excellence Fund
  • Student Internship
  • Annual Report
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • Additional Functions

The New Mexico Board of Nursing has also stopped issuing of hard copy licenses or duplicate licenses from Jan 1, 2009.

A licensee can avail the Licensure facility for renewal and verification by using Board’s on-line License/Certificate Lookup

The contact details of New Mexico Board of Nursing

6301 Indian School Road NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505.841.8340 phone
505.841.8347 fax