Nursing Schools in New Mexico

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Purdue Global Visit School's Website
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  • Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees and Postgraduate Certificates in Nursing
Grand Canyon University Visit School's Website
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  • Online Nursing Degrees
Liberty University Visit School's Website
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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
Walden University Visit School's Website
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  • Online Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Nursing Programs and Certificates

Nearly every nursing school in New Mexico has a wait list. Each year New Mexico nursing programs are turning away or wait listing hundreds of qualified applicants due to the nursing faculty shortages. This is contributing to the statewide nursing shortage plaguing New Mexico.

Online Nursing Schools in New Mexico

The online and campus nursing schools you’ll find on this website are focused on providing a solution to the current nursing shortage and the shortage of nursing faculty by offering CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited online and campus LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN and MSN programs including an online Master’s in Health Care Education degree that will prepare you for a career as nursing faculty at one of the nursing schools in New Mexico. These Online Nursing Schools are not waitlisting qualified applicants and will help students arrange for the clinical training in or near their community. The cost per credit at one of our featured schools is similar to other New Mexico nursing schools. In order to advance your career in a reasonable amount of time and with the nursing education you need, it would be worth while to request information from these nursing schools to learn more about their programs.

New Mexico Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

The nursing shortage in New Mexico has created an opportunity for registered nurses as well as those looking into a career in nursing. The state of New Mexico is working closely with the state’s nursing schools and nursing associations to find solutions to the nursing shortage. Nursing faculty is needed at all New Mexico nursing schools so that they can start enrolling more students to their nursing programs. One solution has been to pay nurse educators market value for their education to entice more registered nurses to pursue a master’s degree and enter the field of teaching. Other opportunities for nurses in New Mexico created by this nursing shortage include great wages, benefits packages and flexible work schedules.It is a good time to start or advance your nursing career in New Mexico.

According to the median annual salary for a registered nurse in Albuquerque, NM is $57,593, in Las Cruces $52, 497, in Santa Fe $56,884. Nursing faculty salaries are increasing at nursing schools throughout the state of New Mexico in an attempt to attract and retain nursing faculty. For example, Carrington College is advertising starting annual salaries of $55,000 to $70,000 for master degree-carrying faculty.  These wages will vary depending on location, experience and specialty.

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs Approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing

Pima Medical Institute – Albuquerque

The Pima Medical Institute – Albuquerque Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing, which means graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam in New Mexico.

Pima Medical Institute – Albuquerque, RMTS 32,
2301 San Pedro N.E. Ste D,
Albuquerque, NM 87110

ITT Technical Institute

ITT Tech offers a New Mexico Board of Nursing approved associate’s degree in nursing at the Albuquerque campus. Learn more about this program by requesting information below.