In Observance of Columbus Day, our office will be closed on Monday, October 13, 2014.
All BON Records are subject to the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA)
Any person has the right to request these records
Records can be requested via email, fax, or hardcopy
Fees for copying public records is $1 per page for hard copies
If you would like to request a public record please see
contact Cathy Baca, public records custodian, Executive Administrative Assistant at
(505) 841-9085 or Fax (505) 841-8347
NCSBN’s Board of Directors voted to raise the passing standard for the NCLEX-RN. The press release is January 8, 2013 . Click on the links for more information. The revised passing standard will begin April 1, 2013. Please note, this does not change the New Mexico Board of Nursing’s standard that nursing programs need to maintain a passing rate of 80% or higher.
All APRN’s with DEA registration and prescriptive authority will now be required to obtain five contact hours of the 15 currently required in pharmacology to include management of non-cancer or chronic pain. Please see link under BON website Resources to obtain these required CE’s.
The New Mexico Board of Nursing supports the safe and legitimate prescribing of controlled substances by advanced practice nurses with prescriptive authority.
The management of pain by New Mexico nurses is regulated by the Pain Relief Act, Sections 24-2D-1 through 24-2D-5, NMSA 1978, and Section 12.12.9 NMAC of the Board rules, adopted January 20, 2003. Anyone who has questions about pain management should review these documents.
Naloxone is the antidote for an opioid overdoes. It has been used for decades to reverse respiratory depression associated with toxic exposure to opioids. Naloxone is not a controlled substance and can be prescribed routinely to patients at risk of an opioid overdose.
The e-Notify system alerts subscribers when changes are made to a nurse’s record, including changes to license status, license expirations, pending license renewals, and public disciplinary action/resolutions and alerts. If a nurse’s license is about to expire, employers have the option to receive a notification about the expiration date. Employers can also immediately learn about new disciplinary actions issued by a BON for their employed nurse, including receiving access to available public discipline documents. Nursys e-Notify eliminates the need for employers to proactively search for nurse data because they are notified when changes occur.
Employers can learn more and subscribe to Nursys e-Notify by visiting the Nursys website. An introductory video is also available, video link.