New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Programs

If you are interested in taking your nursing career to the next level by becoming a nurse practitioner in New Mexico, there are a number of program options available to you. When choosing a nurse practitioner program, there are a number of specialties to consider including, but not limited to family practice, pediatrics, women's health, and geriatric medicine, just to name a few. You may be interested in attending a program at a campus close by, but there are also a number of online alternatives to consider. Online NP programs have helped many nurses overcome the geographical challenges of getting to class and have provided a more flexible alternative to getting higher education. Generally most coursework can be completed online and clinical components can be arranged to take place at a health care facility near your residence or current place of employment.

In order to become licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in New Mexico, the state board of nursing requires several things. First, you must be actively licensed as a registered nurse. Next, you are required to complete an accredited education program that focuses specifically on the preparation to become a NP. If initial licensure was obtained after January, 2001, the program must be of a master's degree level or higher. In addition, you must pass a national certifying exam in your specialty area and be certified by a national nursing organization. (Source: New Mexico State Board of Nursing)

Nurse practitioner salaries in New Mexico are dependent on a number of factors including experience, specialty, location, and employer. According to the 2007 Advance for Nurse Practitioners salary survey, the average NP salary in New Mexico is $89,580 per year. This ranks amongst the top ten highest paying states in the country.

Below you will find a number of accredited nurse practitioner programs to explore. Take some time to look through your options and contact the schools that interest you for more information. If you think that you may be interested in other master's level nursing programs besides those that focus solely on becoming a nursing practitioner, you may be interested in reading more about other available New Mexico master's in nursing programs.

Nurse Practitioner & Related APN Programs Offered Online in New Mexico

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN - Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN - (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Kaplan University

The RN to BSN program offered by Kaplan University is CCNE accredited. Kaplan University is currently seeking accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nurse Education (CCNE) for the Master of Science in Nursing - nurse practitioner programs. The CCNE accreditation visit to Kaplan University for review of the MSN programs occurred in November, 2011. Graduates of unaccredited nurse practitioner programs are not eligible to sit for national certification exams. The majority of states require nurse practitioners to be nationally certified for licensure to practice. Currently the Online MSN - Adult NP and Family NP programs are only available in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and South Dakota. If you are at the "researching" nurse practitioner programs stage, this would be a worthwhile opportunity to request information from Kaplan University to learn more about approval dates and more.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing, MS in Nursing - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics), Graduate Certificate - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics)

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Schools of Nursing Based in New Mexico Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

University of New Mexico

Programs Offered: MSN - concentrations in community health, nursing administration, and nursing education (offered online). Advanced Practice Nursing - FNP, nurse-midwife, and acute care nurse practitioner.

  • College of Nursing
    MSC09 5350
    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

New Mexico State University

Programs Offered: MSN - Specializations include Community / Public Health CNS, Medical / Surgical CNS, Nursing Administration, Psychiatric / Mental Health NP / CNS

  • NM State University
    MSC3185 Box 30001
    Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001 575-646-3812

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