Public Rules Hearing
The New Mexico Board of Nursing will hold a Rules Hearing on Friday, June 14, 2013. The Rules Hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. The rules hearing will be held at the New Mexico Board of Nursing, 6301 Indian School Rd NE, Suite 710, Albuquerque NM 87110.
The purpose of the rules hearing is to hear public testimony and comments regarding the proposed amendments to the Board's rules and regulations: 16.12 NMAC: Part 6 Nurse Licensure Compact.
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.
NM Prescription Monitoring Program
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.
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.