RN and LPN Licensure by Examination Application:
Fees are non-refundable.
As part of the application process, you must:
The Notary Public may charge a fee for his or her services. To find a Notary Public try your bank or the post office. You can also search here: http://www.notaryrotary.com/agent/find_a_notary.asp
Request two (2) fingerprinting cards from the Board of Nursing. This may be done online at: http://nmbon.sks.com/Fingerprint_Request.aspx
Only the fingerprint cards provided by the Board (FD-258 fingerprint cards) should be used.
You must submit both fingerprint cards with your application.
Once the application, fee, fingerprints, and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.
If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test. You have 12 weeks to complete the test.
When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued.
About Temporary Permits:
Applicants may be approved for Graduate Nurse Permits. These are temporary permits that allow you to practice nursing while awaiting NCLEX results.
In the state of New Mexico, temporary licenses or permits are not issued to the applicant, but to the employer.
The prospective employer must submit a letter of verification of intent to hire, on letterhead. The letter should include the institution's name, and the name and license number of the RN who will oversee your practice.
The permit is valid for 6 months or until examination results are available. Temporary permits are non-renewable.
If you need special accommodations for the NCLEX due to disability, contact the Board of Nursing at:
301 Indian School Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505.841.8340 Fax: 505.841.8347
Need More Information?
Access the site for the New Mexico Board of Nursing here: New Mexico Board of Nursing