In Observance of Thanksgiving, our office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.
Information on Ebola
The New Mexico Board of Nursing is committed to public safety as well as the health and well-being of all of the citizens of New Mexico. We are acutely aware that our nation’s response to Ebola virus transmission is of great concern to both health care professionals and the general public. As a result, we believe that it is important to have access to accurate and timely information regarding transmission of the virus and care of patients with Ebola.
The links to several resources have been added below and we will continue to update these links as new information becomes available.
The New Mexico Board of Nursing regulates nursing practice and does not monitor or regulate health care facilities; therefore, we are not able to evaluate health care facilities preparedness or response in regard to the Ebola virus. Questions of this nature can be directed to the New Mexico Department of Health.
Specific questions regarding concerns such as training and care of patients with the Ebola virus or workplace safety should be directed to your workplace supervisor or other clinical leadership.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
Joint Statement from AHA AMA ANA:
Executive Director Position
The New Mexico Board of Nursing is seeking a dynamic individual for the Executive Director position to direct daily activities of the NMBON agency including licensure and regulation of the practice of nursing. Applicants must be familiar with the legislative and educational processes related to nursing. Must hold a current RN license and have a minimum of five years experience in the field of nursing administration or education.
A Masters degree in Nursing is required, a PhD is preferred. The applicant must possess excellent communication skills. The candidate must also be able to work with members of the staff to ensure prompt delegation of all services provided by the NMBON, educational institutions in New Mexico to maintain standards for nursing education and the Board of Nursing at all local, state and national levels to provide support to nursing professionals as well as advance the mission of the New Mexico Board of Nursing.
Deadline for submitting application is December 5, 2014.
Salary based on education/experience. State employee benefits. If applying for this position, please send resume with cover letter to:
Donna Arbogast, Agency CFO/HR
New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 710
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Request for Proposal Number: RFP # 1544907200002
Administrative Law Attorney
Purpose: The State of New Mexico’s Board of Nursing Department (the “Department”), is requesting proposals from licensed New Mexico Administrative Law Attorneys to provide legal support and counsel in the area of prosecutorial expertise.
General Information: The nature of this position is to provide legal support and counsel in the area of prosecutorial expertise to the New Mexico Board of Nursing. Attorneys must have experience in administrative law for matters which involve both policy and disciplinary decisions regarding complex medical, nursing and legal issues. The application of a detailed knowledge of administrative law, at state and federal levels, as well as Board programs and the overall regulatory environment in which the Board operates is essential.
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.