Licensed Practical Nurse Programs in New Mexico

LPN programs and licensing in New Mexico are regulated by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. To become an LPN in New Mexico you will need to successfully complete a New Mexico Board of Nursing approved LPN program and then pass the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. This is the process for a new LPN living in the state of New Mexico. A list of the approved LPN programs in New Mexico can be found below.

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A sample of what type of curriculum an LPN student may encounter in an LPN program includes learning to take vital signs and patient history, developing patient care goals, how to order and administer medications, assisting in medical procedures, CPR and many other skills that prepare the student for the licensure exam and employment in the community as an LPN.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in New Mexico work closely with Registered Nurses, Physicians, CNAs and other health care providers to care for patients in a variety of health care settings. LPNs in New Mexico are found working in Long Term Care and rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, home health care agencies, correctional facilities and other health care related facilities. An LPN in New Mexico may work with physicians and Registered Nurses to develop and manage care plans for their patients, instruct patients and their family members in the proper treatment procedures, help patents improve and maintain their health and in some situations the LPN may supervise the nursing activities performed by a CNA. This is not the extent of job duties, just a sampling of what one can expect once they begin working as an LPN.

According to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Bureau of Economic Research and Analysis Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) the average hourly wage for an LPN in New Mexico is $23.02 and the average annual salary for an LPN in New Mexico is $47,880. The New Mexico Department of Labor – LASER website provides job growth projection data and their projections have job growth through 2018 for LPNs pegged at 16.3% in Northern New Mexico, 4.6% in Central New Mexico, 7.8% in Eastern New Mexico and 5.6% in Southwestern New Mexico. All these projections are positive and considered above average job growth. Much is dependent on how the economy actually rebounds and how health care reform impacts the state of New Mexico. Based on the numbers presented, it may be an opportune time to gather information on LPN programs so that you have all the material you need to make the right decision.

LPN Programs and Career Ladder Programs Approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing*

New Mexico Junior College Department of Nursing
5317 Lovington Highway
Hobbs, NM 88240
PH: 575-492-2519
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Department of Nursing
1500 University Drive
Carlsbad, NM 88220
PH: 575-234-9301
Eastern New Mexico University
PO Box 6000
Roswell, NM 88201
PH: 575-624-72362201
Luna Community College Department of Nursing
366 Luna Dr
Las Vegas, NM 87701
PH: 505-454-2527
Northern New Mexico College Nursing Program
921 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, NM 87532
PH: 505-747-2208
Clovis Community College Department of Nursing
417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis NM 88101
PH: 575-769-4954
Dona Ana Community College
MSC-3DA Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Anamarc Educational Institute
2660 Airport Rd Suite 780
Santa Teresa, NM 88008
PH: 915-351-8100
Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

*New Mexico Board of Nursing Website

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