RN Programs in New Mexico

Become an RN in New Mexico with our guide to requirements, accredited programs, salary & outlook, and the New Mexico Board of Nursing.
RN Programs in New Mexico

Did you know that a career as a Registered Nurse (RN) offers more job opportunities in New Mexico than any other occupation? The Projections Central projects that RN positions in New Mexico will increase by 13.9% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Additionally, RNs in New Mexico earn an average starting salary of $85,580 in 2022, making it a competitive career choice.

Requirements to Become an RN in New Mexico

If you're interested in becoming an RN in New Mexico, the first step is to enroll in an accredited nursing program. An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is the quickest way to become an RN and will prepare you for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. After completing an ADN program and passing your licensing exam, you can apply for an RN license from the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

Accredited RN Programs in New Mexico

Finding the right RN school is crucial. Here are some of the best in New Mexico:

  1. Brookline College

    4201 Central Ave NW Suite J, Albuquerque, NM 87105
    (505) 880-2877
  2. Carrington College

    1001 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
    (505) 200-3745
  3. Central New Mexico Community College

    900 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (505) 224-3000
  4. Clovis Community College

    417 Schepps Blvd, Clovis, NM 88101
    (575) 769-2811
  5. Dona Ana Community College

    2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011
    (800) 903-7503
  6. Eastern New Mexico University

    52 University Blvd, Roswell, NM 88203
    (575) 624-7000
  7. Grand Canyon University

    6700 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (866) 353-3531
  8. Luna Community College

    366 Luna Dr, Las Vegas, NM 87701
    (800) 588-7232
  9. New Mexico Junior College

    1 Thunderbird Cir, Hobbs, NM 88240
    (575) 392-4510
  10. New Mexico State University - Las Cruces

    1780 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88003
    (575) 646-3812
  11. Northern New Mexico College

    921 N Paseo De Onate, EspaƱola, NM 87532
    (505) 747-2100
  12. PIMA Medical Institute

    4400 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
    (800) 477-7462
  13. San Juan College

    4601 College Blvd, Farmington, NM 87402
    (505) 326-3311
  14. Santa Fe Community College

    6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87508
    (505) 428-1000
  15. Southeast New Mexico College

    1500 University Dr, Carlsbad, NM 88220
    (575) 234-9200
  16. University of New Mexico - Albuquerque

    1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
    (800) 690-0934
  17. University of New Mexico - Gallup

    705 Gurley Ave, Gallup, NM 87301
    (505) 863-7500
  18. University of New Mexico - Taos

    1157 Co Rd 110, Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557
    (575) 737-3744
  19. University of New Mexico - Valencia

    280 La Entrada Rd, Los Lunas, NM 87031
    (505) 925-8500
  20. Western New Mexico University

    1000 W College Ave, Silver City, NM 88061
    (575) 538-6011

RN Job Outlook and Salary in New Mexico

New Mexico RNs are in high demand, with Projections Central forecasting a 13.9% job growth rate from 2020 to 2030. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in New Mexico earn an average annual salary of $85,580 per year, equivalent to $41.15 per hour.

The following table shows the total number of RNs employed in New Mexico, and their average wage and salary, by area.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Santa Fe850$42.73$88,870
Las Cruces1,330$37.3$77,580

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

New Mexico Board of Nursing

The New Mexico Board of Nursing is the primary resource for RNs in New Mexico for all nursing-related questions and concerns.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

6301 Indian School Rd NE #710, Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 841-8340
(505) 841-8347

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