Starting Jan 2, 2024, a new NLC rule will be in effect.  Nurses relocating to another compact state have 60 days from the time they move to apply for a new license by endorsement in a new primary state of residence.

Notice of proposed rules hearing 02/21/2024.

Temporary Response Delays Due to NMBON Renovation; Please Expect Longer Wait Times.




The New Mexico Board of Nursing is a state agency, whose purpose is to protect the citizens of the State of New Mexico by licensing Nurses and Lactation Care Providers; certifying Hemodialysis Technicians and Medication Aides; regulating education programs for licensees and certificate holders; regulating practice; taking complaints and disciplining licensees and certificate holders who violate the law and rules.


8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday, mountain time
Office closed for lunch noon to 1PM.

Office close on Federal holidays.

Mailing Address

New Mexico Board of Nursing
PO Box 3628
Albuquerque, NM 87190

Physical Address

6301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 710
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110            


Protect the public safety through effective regulation of nursing care and services.


Excellence in Regulatory Practice

Strategic Goals

  • Advance Nursing Systems
  • Maximize Effectiveness in Public Protection
  • Maximize Effectiveness in Customer Service

Board Members

A seven-member board appointed by the Governor, the New Mexico Board of Nursing consists of four licensed nurses and three public members. Its meetings are open to the public; agendas are posted on the Board’s website.

  • Jacqueline Kaiser, DNP, APRN, CRNA (Chairperson)
  • Karen L. Brooks, Esq., EdD, MSN RN
  • Monica Arencon-Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPN (Vice-Chairperson)
  • Candi Lorraine Miller-Morris, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, CEN, TCRN
  • Sandra Lynn Meyer (Secretary)
  • Pamela M. Cordova, MA