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Nursing Programs in New Mexico

Nursing Jobs in New Mexico (Outlook)

The state of New Mexico is making a strong push to attract more nurses as they have established a nurse replacement program to help bring in new nurses into hospitals and clinics.

It currently has 25 state accredited nursing schools in New Mexico for students to choose from if they wish to get their nursing degree.

Quick New Mexico Nursing Facts

  • Has an aggressive nurse replacement program
  • Employs over 17,000 registered nurses in the state
  • There are currently 25 state accredited nursing programs in New Mexico
  • Has over 26,000 certified nurses

Top Nursing Schools in New Mexico


New Mexico Nursing Statistics

Approximate Number of Registered Nurses: 15,400
Hourly Average Wage: $32.05
Yearly Average Wage: $66,660

Approximate Number of LPN/LVN: 3,240
Hourly Average Wage: $22.07
Yearly Average Wage: $45,910

Top Nursing Employers in New Mexico

  1. Presbyterian Hospital
  2. University of New Mexico Hospital
  3. Memorial Medical Center
  4. CHRISTUS Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center

New Mexico State References:

State Nursing Board: New Mexico Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: New Mexico Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: New Mexico Hospital Association