Nursing Organizations


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Graduates from non- U.S. programs must submit proof of nursing education that is comparable to an approved program of nursing in the U.S. The board does not evaluate transcripts.  You must have an evaluation of educational credentials conducted by a qualified credentials evaluator. 


You must request the nursing or health care profession and science course-by-course credentials review.  You are responsible for all fees charged by these services.

Your original educational documents must be sent from your nursing education programs to the credentialing agency.

The evaluation of educational credentials must be sent to the New Mexico Board of Nursing directly from the credentialing agency.


One of these agencies may be used to request a course-by-course credentials review:



Educational Records Evaluation Service Inc      

601 University Avenue Suite 127

Sacramento, CA  95825-6738 USA

Phone: (916)921-0790 or 866-411-3737

866-411-ERES (Toll Free)



Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

International Education Consultants

7101 SW 102 Avenue

Miami, Florida 33173 USA

Phone (305) 273-1616




Fax: (916)921-0793







Fax: (305) 273-1338





Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools

3600 Market Street, Suite 400

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651 USA

Phone: (215) 349-8767

Fax: (215) 662-0425



Automated Phone System: (215)599-6200


You must provide Verification of English Competency with your application.  This requirement may be met in one of the following ways:


  • Completion of a nursing program given in English in another country;
  • A passing score of a nursing licensure examination which is given in English; or
  • A minimum score of 540 (207 on computerized version) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or TOEFL internet- based test (TOEFL IbT) minimal passing standard of 84 overall, with a minimum speaking score of 26, a minimum score of 725 on the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) or a minimum score of 6.5 overall with a 7.0 on spoken portion on the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).


Validation of educational and language requirements must be received from the original source.  Copies of certification, reports, and English language test results submitted by the applicant are not acceptable for validation of these requirements.