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Apply for an Initial Nursing License
Applicants for these license types can now apply online:
  • Certified Hemodialysis Technician I & II
  • Certified Medication Aide I & II
  • Licensed Practical Nurse*
  • Registered Nurse*
  • *RN and LPN Applicants applying for a re-exam must register as a
    new applicant by clicking the "Initial License" Button
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
If you are a Facility applicant or license holder, please click Here to maintain or apply for a facility license.

In order to apply for an initial nursing license you must:
  1. Register as a new person.
  2. Add education information.
  3. Complete a questionnaire.
  4. Pay the examination fee.
  5. Submit* all relevant documentation as specified in the initial licensure application.

  6. *All documents will need to be submitted before your application can be processed.

    The application checklists and extra documents with instructions for your license type can be downloaded from "Online Application Documents" here: Application Forms.
Press the Initial License button to Register and begin the Initial Application process.
Renewals - Search for Existing Personal/Professional Records
In order to renew an existing license or submit name and address changes, you must create a username and password and associate it to your records. This form allows you to search for your existing personal/professional records.
  1. Enter your entire license number (ie "RN-12345" or "R98765") and registration code into the two fields below.
  2. Press the Search button to search for your records based on the information you provided.

NOTE: Your Registration Code is provided to you by the state and is usually printed on your renewal notice. If you do not have a registration code, click here to view contact information for the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

License Number:
Registration Code: