How to Obtain Your New Mexico Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$150

Temporary License

$60

Background Check

$44

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Timely

$110

Within 3 Business Days

Lapsed

$200

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 2-3 weeks to receive a temporary license after all required documents have been received and the license will last for up to 6 months (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Application

Yes

Yes

Proof/Verification of Original State license

No

Yes

Copy of Current License

Yes

Yes

Completed Fingerprint Card – Proof of Receipt

Yes

Yes

Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.

Additional Information

30 hours of CEUs required within 2 years for reinstatements.

Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

View license verification information here.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

New Mexico State Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School Road NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, NM  87110

Phone: 505-841-8340

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