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.

A special in person board meeting to hear the proposed rule changes will be held at 09:00 am April 5th, 2024, at CNM Workforce Training Center located at 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, 87113. The public comment period has closed.


Current Hearings

02/21/2024 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The purpose of the Rulemaking Hearing is to hear public testimony and comments regarding the proposed amendment to the rule: Title 16 Occupational and Professional Licensing, Chapter 12 Nursing and Health Care Related Providers Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, and a new part 14.

Pursuant to the amendment to the Nursing Practice Act, 61-3-23.5 NMSA 1978, the NMBON is mandated to promulgate rules related to General Provisions, Nurse Licensure, Nursling Education Programs, Hemodialysis Technicians, Management of Chronic Pain with Controlled Substances, Nursing Practice of Aesthetic Medical Facilities. No specific technical information serves as a basis for this proposed rule.

Hearing Date:

2/21/2024 9:00 AM

Public Hearing Location:

CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque NM 87113  2/21/2024 (9:00 AM -5:00 PM )

How to submit Comments:

The Board is currently accepting public comments on the proposed amendments. Please submit written comments on the proposed changes via email to Alternatively, members of the public may submit written comments by sending an original, signed copy to:

New Mexico Board of Nursing

6301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 710

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

The Board will accept written public comment received at or before 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, as well as written public comment hand-delivered between approximately 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the above referenced address on the date of the rule hearing. All written comments will be posted to the Board’s website no later than three business days following receipt to allow for public viewing.

When are comments due:

2/20/2024 5:00 PM

How to participate:

Please attend the meeting at CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque NM 87113


NMSA 1978, § 61-3-10

Administrative Codes:

NMAC 16.12.1

NMAC 16.12.2

NMAC 16.12.3

NMAC 16.12.4

NMAC 16.12.9

NMAC 16.12.14

For any additional information contact:

Sheena Ferguson, DNP, MSN, RN