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.

 

 

APRN Certified Nurse Practitioner

APRN-CNP

  • Please be sure to follow the steps below, step-by-step to avoid submission of an application that is not eligible for processing. All applications fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • As of May 17, 2022 – All applications that are received will be considered valid for 1 year.

Requirements For CNP:

  1. Hold a current unencumbered RN license from NM or holds a compact multistate license.
  2. Successfully complete a graduate level nursing program designed for the education and preparation of nurse practitioners as providers of primary, and/or acute, and/or chronic, and/or long-term, and/or end of life health care. The program must be offered through an accredited institution of higher education or through the armed services.
    1. Nurse Practitioners who are initially licensed by the board after January 1, 2001 must be educated in a nurse practitioner program that is at the master’s level or higher.
  3. The educational documentation shall verify the date of graduation. Credentials conferred and number of supervised clinical hours as a nurse practitioner in the education program.
  4. Provide evidence of successful completion of National Certification as a nurse practitioner.
  5. Formulary: It is the CNP’s responsibility to maintain a formulary of dangerous drugs and controlled substances that may be prescribed; the only drugs to be included in the formulary are those relevant to the CNP’s specialty and practice setting. The board of nursing reserves the right to audit the formulary of the CNP.
  6. For those who wish to prescribe/distribute controlled substances, instructions are enclosed.

Submit the following documents:

  1. Complete INITIAL CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST LICENSURE / NURSE PRACTITIONER LICENSURE / CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST LICENSURE APPLICATION and fee.
  2. Official Transcript of nurse practitioner program must be received directly from educational program.
  3. Completed Verification of Nurse Practitioner Education Form must be received directly from the program.
  4. Verification of initial certification must be received directly from the National Certification Organization.
    1. Individuals not nationally certified may be eligible for a work permit
  5. Completed prescription affidavit or verification letter from preceptor on official letterhead.
  6. Formulary: It is the CNP’s responsibility to maintain a formulary of dangerous drugs and controlled substances that may be prescribed; the only drugs to be included in the formulary are those relevant to the CNP’s specialty and practice setting. The board of nursing reserves the right to audit the formulary of the CNP.
  7. GNPs must request that the National Certification Organization send verification of initial certification to the Board of Nursing.

Prescriptive Authority  

  1. Official Transcript must be received directly from educational program. (See attached Prescriptive Authority requirements for additional educational requirements.)
  2. Completed Prescription Affidavit or Verification letter from Preceptor on Official Letterhead.
  3. Formulary: It is the CNP’s responsibility to maintain a formulary of dangerous drugs and controlled substances that may be prescribed; the only drugs to be included in the formulary are those relevant to the CNP’s specialty and practice setting. The board of nursing reserves the right to audit the formulary of the CNP.

Applicants may not practice as Nurse Practitioner until licensed by the Board.