LPN Education and Certification in New Mexico

Working as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in New Mexico can be a very rewarding career. To start this career path, you will need to earn your LPN degree. After you earn your degree you must pass the NCLEX-PN exam and then apply for a license from the New Mexico Board of Nursing. This license is required if you want to work as an LPN in this state.

To qualify for a license you must be CPR certified and provide a copy of your LPN school transcript to the board. The license application includes an $85 fee and the license must be renewed every two years.

When it is time to renew your license, you must participate in 30 credit hours of continuing education classes or become recertified in a specialized area of nursing.

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