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New Mexico Continuing Education Requirements

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Referred to as the “Land of Enchantment” due to its stunningly breathtaking landscapes and diverse melting pot of cultures, New Mexico is home to more than 2 million people. New Mexico’s diverse population makes it a central hub for people speaking more than one language. In fact, one out of three families throughout the state speak Spanish at home. And Hispanics make up 46.7 percent of the state’s population, which is the highest Hispanic population share in the country.

If you currently live in New Mexico or are thinking about moving there, becoming fluent in Spanish as a second language might come in handy, especially if you plan to work one-on-one with patients at a hospital or doctors office. Throughout the country, there is a growing need for bilingual nurses. It’s important to have staff that can interpret a patient’s needs, as well as translate the doctor’s instructions back to the patient. So, it goes both ways to ensure the patients’ safety and comfort.

Imagine having to go to the hospital in a country where your primary language isn’t spoken and no one understands you – scary, right? That’s why it’s always important to have bilingual nurses on staff in case you run into this situation.

New Mexico Registered Nurse (RN)

New Mexico Requires
30 Hours
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
50-353
New Mexico requires
30 hours
New Mexico
Approved Provider 50-353
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Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2019

30 contact hours within the 24 months immediately preceding expiration of license.

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New Mexico Board of Nursing
Phone: 505-841-8340 Fax: 505-841-8347 Website: Visit Site Address: 6301 Indian School Road, NE, Suite 710
Albuquerque  87110

New Mexico Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

New Mexico Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
50-353
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New Mexico requires
30 hours Every two years
New Mexico
Approved Provider 50-353
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Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2019

30 contact hours within the 24 months immediately preceding expiration of license.

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New Mexico Board of Nursing
Phone: 505-841-8340 Fax: 505-841-8347 Address: 6301 Indian School Road, NE, Suite 710
Albuquerque  87110

New Mexico Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

New Mexico Requires
50 Hours
Every two years
Approved Provider
50-353
New Mexico requires
50 hours Every two years
New Mexico
Approved Provider 50-353
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE (APRN) and CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONERS (CNP): 

Requirements for continuing education as an APRN is dependent upon whether or not you hold a DEA license associated with your NM APRN license.

Maintaining licensure as a CNP (without DEA registration): 50 contact hours of approved CE each renewal period, national certification in the specialty by a nursing organization and maintenance of national certification.

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New Mexico Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

New Mexico Requires
5 Hours
Every two years
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
50-353
New Mexico requires
5 hours Every two years
New Mexico
Approved Provider 50-353
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Recertification by NBCRNA is accepted for meeting the mandatory CE requirement. CRNAs with DEA registration at any time during their most recent renewal period shall obtain five contact hours in the management of non-cancer pain.

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New Mexico Board of Nursing
Phone: 505-841-8340 Fax: 505-841-8347 Website: Visit Site Address: 6301 Indian School Road, NE, Suite 710
Albuquerque  87110

New Mexico Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

New Mexico Requires
50 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
50 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE (APRN) and CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONERS (CNP): 

Requirements for continuing education as an APRN is dependent upon whether or not you hold a DEA license associated with your NM APRN license.

Maintaining licensure as a CNP (without DEA registration): 50 contact hours of approved CE each renewal period, national certification in the specialty by a nursing organization and maintenance of national certification.

Special Requirements
CNPs with DEA registration at any time during their most recent renewal period shall obtain: 

30 contact hours for licensure as an RN. CNPs with a compact RN license from another jurisdiction have the same obligation for these 30 contact hours as those holding an RN license from New Mexico. 5 contact hours related to the CNP’s practice, 10 contact hours in pharmacology related to the CNP’s practice, and 5 contact hours in the management of non-cancer pain.

CNPs without DEA registration for the entire most recent renewal period shall obtain:

30 contact hours for licensure as an RN. CNPs with a compact RN license from another jurisdiction have the same obligation for these 30 contact hours as those holding an RN license from New Mexico. 10 contact hours related to the CNP’s practice. 10 contact hours in pharmacology related to the CNP’s practice
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New Mexico Board of Nursing
Phone: 505-841-8340 Fax: 505-841-8347 Website: Visit Site Address: 6301 Indian School Road, NE, Suite 710
Albuquerque  87110

New Mexico Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2019
CEs not required.
Employment verification is required for renewal
New Mexico Department of Health, Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau
Phone: 505-476-9040 Website: Visit Site Address: 2040 S. Pacheco Street, Suite 237,
Santa Fe  87505

New Mexico Physical Therapist (PT)

New Mexico Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Physical Therapist must earn 30 hours of continuing education biennially.  

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NM Physical Therapy Board
Phone: 505-476-4880 Fax: 505-476-4645 Address: PO Box 25101
Sante Fe  87505

New Mexico Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

New Mexico Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Physical Therapist must earn 30 hours of continuing education biennially.  

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NM Physical Therapy Board
Phone: 505-476-4880 Fax: 505-476-4645 Address: PO Box 25101
Sante Fe  87505

New Mexico Occupational Therapist (OT)

New Mexico Requires
20 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
20 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Every licensed occupational therapist must earn a minimum of twenty (20) continuing education contact hours per year during each year of licensure. License year begins Oct 1st and ends Sept 30th
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Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy,
Phone: 505-476-4940 Fax: 505-476-4645 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe  87505

New Mexico Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

New Mexico Requires
20 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
20 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Every licensed occupational therapy assistant must earn a minimum of twenty (20) continuing education contact hours per year during each year of licensure. License year begins Oct 1st and ends Sept 30th
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Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy,
Phone: 505-476-4940 Fax: 505-476-4645 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe  87505

New Mexico Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

New Mexico Requires
75 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
75 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Each person licensed under the act shall renew his/her license annually on or 08/31, the renewal fee, proof of current CPR certification, AED certification and proof of current NATA-BOC certification.

Each licensed athletic trainer shall be required to earn 75 continuing education units (contact hours), during each three year reporting period.  
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Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy,
Phone: 505-476-4940 Fax: 505-476-4645 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe  87505