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 Registered Nurse Anesthetist


  • 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 CRNA

  1. Hold a current unencumbered RN license from NM or holds a compact multistate license.
  2. Successfully complete a Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program.

CRNA’s who re initially licensed by the Board or in another jurisdiction after January 1, 2001 must be educated in a nurse practitioner program that is at the master’s level or higher.

  1. Provide evidence of successful completion of national certification exam as described by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthesia Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
  2. All CRNA’s must adhere to the current formulary approved by the board of nursing.
  3. For those who wish to prescribe/distribute controlled substances, instructions are enclosed.

Submit the following documents:

  2. Official Transcript of nurse practitioner program must be received directly from educational program and include graduation date and degree awarded.
  3. Verification of initial NBCRNA certification. Individuals not certified by NBCRNA may be eligible for a work permit.
  4. Completed verification of certified nurse anesthetist education form must be received directly from the nurse anesthesia program.
  5. Completed Prescription Affidavit or Verification Letter from Preceptor on official letterhead.
  6. GCRNA permit-to-practice may be issued upon written request provided all requirements have been met except NBCRNA certification.  

Prescriptive Authority (

  1. Official Transcript must be received directly from educational program. (See Prescriptive Authority requirements for additional educational requirements.)
  2. Completed Prescription Affidavit or Verification letter from Preceptor on Official Letterhead.
  3. All CRNA’s must adhere to the current formulary approved by the board of nursing.
  4. Applicants may not practice as Nurse Practitioner until licensed by the Board.