LPN Programs in New Mexico

LPN Programs in New MexicoNew Mexicans who would like to start a career as a licensed practical nurse would need to start their training at one of the LPN programs in New Mexico. You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) once you have completed one of the LPN programs in New Mexico. This exam is necessary to get your license to work. We are including some information you may want to know before you decide to enroll in one of the many fine LPN schools in New Mexico. First thing you will notice you almost all of the LPN programs in NM require that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent. You should contact the admissions office of the schools for any other requirements necessary for enrollment.

LPN Jobs in New Mexico

2011 Employment: 5,250
2018 Projected Employment: 6,170

The New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON) requires that aspiring LPNs in New Mexico must be able to prove prior to employment:

• A high school diploma or an accepted equivalent education
• A certificate of eligibility for graduation from an approved practical nursing program
• Complete the NCLEX-PN examination with a passing grade
• Have undergone a criminal background check

LPN Salary in New Mexico

2011 Mean Hourly Wage: $22.07
2011 Mean Yearly Wage: $45,910
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. CareerOneStop

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