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.



RN Refresher

Per Licensure requirements for individuals who are reactivating a license which has been lapsed for four or more years must complete a refresher course, that includes both a didactic and clinical component, designed to prepare a nurse who has been out of practice to re-enter into practice. Applicants must also complete a criminal background check.

Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the only program currently approved to offer the clinical component. Proof of registration with Central New Mexico Community college for the refresher course must be submitted to the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

When answering “YES” to completion of CE’s in the renewal application, you will need to upload a copy of your Registration for the Refresher Course with Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, NM. This is only acceptable for those who are required to complete a Refresher Course requirement because they have not practice as a Nurse in the U.S. for four or more years.