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LPN Training in New Mexico

How to Become an LPN in New Mexico

To become an LPN in New Mexico you will need to:

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  1. Attend an approved practical nursing program in the United States.
  2. Complete an application form for licensure. You can get one here.
  3. Using two Board-provided fingerprint cards, get fingerprinted for a criminal background check at the state and national level. You can request them here.
  4. Send a completed application package to the New Mexico Board of Nursing. The package must consist of an application form, application fee, fingerprint cards, Fingerprint Certificate Form, notarized Authorization for Release of Information Form, and a money order in the amount of $40.25 for the background check processing fee.
  5. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  6. The director of the nursing school you attended must sign and send a completed Certificate of Completion form to the Board.
  7. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
  8. Receive your license from the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

Did you know that LPNs in New Mexico earn a mean hourly wage of $23.02 or a mean annual wage of $47,880?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008

New Mexico Board of Nursing

6301 Indian School Road, NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110


Schools offering LPN Programs in New-Mexico


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