Table of Contents
- Find Current Travel Nursing Jobs in New Mexico
- New Mexico Licensure Information and Requirements
- New Mexico CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in New Mexico?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in New Mexico With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in New Mexico?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in New Mexico Right Now?
- FAQs About New Mexico Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in New Mexico
New Mexico Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information on licensure information, requirements, and fees, please visit the New Mexico State Board of Nursing website.
Since New Mexico is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), you will not need a New Mexico nursing license to practice travel nursing in this state if you have a valid license for another Compact state.
If you don’t have a license from an NLC state, you’ll need to apply for licensure by endorsement.
For RNs and LPNs who need to be licensed by endorsement are required to submit:
- An online endorsement application — nurses must register on the New Mexico Nurse Portal to apply.
- Nursys® verification
- Criminal background check
Upon completion of the application, a temporary license may be available.
Those who are residents in a compact state cannot apply for licensure by endorsement unless making a permanent move to New Mexico.
APRNs requesting endorsement must:
- Complete an APRN Endorsement application
- Submit verification of APRN from the licensing state
- Provide a copy of national certifications as an APRN
- Provide official transcripts for an APRN education program — these must come directly from the institution — If your degree granted is a post-graduate certification, you must also submit your MSN transcripts
- Proof of RN licensure
- If you hold a Compact/multistate license, you must submit proof of RN licensure which includes:
- Clear indication it is a Compact or multistate license
- Issuance and expiration dates
- Licensee name
- License number
- If you do not hold a valid NM or Compact/multistate license you will need to submit an RN endorsement application.
- If you hold a Compact/multistate license, you must submit proof of RN licensure which includes:
Temporary licenses are available for up to six months.
RN/LPN licensure fees are $150, and APRN licensure fees are an additional $100.
The fee for a temporary license is $60.00. Criminal background fees may run you another $44.00.
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
As of January 2018, New Mexico participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Is New Mexico a Walk-Through State?
New Mexico is not a walk-through state.
New Mexico CEU Requirements
Registered nurses are required to have 30 CEs to renew their licenses.
CE requirements may be fulfilled in one of three ways:
- Obtaining or renewing a current nursing specialty certificate (this is not an APRN certification)
- Participating in continuing education activities offered by providers of continuing education
- Continuing formal nursing education through a program that is approved by the board or as a national nursing accreditation.
Requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) depend upon whether you hold a DEA license associated with your New Mexico APRN license.
General information regarding NM APRN CEU requirements can be found here.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in New Mexico?
The average salary for travel nurses in New Mexico ranges from $1,090.00 and $1,591.00 per week.
Cities in New Mexico With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
Travel nurses in Santa Fe, NM, make an average salary of $1,339 per week.
Travel nurses in Albuquerque, NM, make an average salary of $1,337 per week.
Rio Rancho, NM, travel nurses make an average salary of $1,322 per week.
Farmington, NM, travel nurses make an average salary of $1,312 per week.
Clovis, NM, travel nurses make an average salary of $1,276 per week.
Thousands of Nurses Love Partnering with Trusted Nurse Staffing
Trusted nurse staffing is such a great company to work for and they are so easy to work with. I love using them as my first company for travel nursing!
My recruiter did an amazing job at finding the best fit for me! An outstanding job with communication, updates and ensuring all my questions were answered!!
I have been with Trusted Staffing for about 18 months now. I have essentially been working local contracts, but the experiences have been memorable. My recruiter, is always available when I have a question or concern. Travel nursing is something all nurses should experience. I can't wait until I can do some serious traveling
Every member of this company I’ve interacted with has exceeded my expectations. My recruiter, Alex, is so commutative and goes above and beyond always. I can’t imagine switching to another company!
I have had the best experience with Trusted Nurse Staffing. My recruiter Tom is amazing. He always treats me with respect and as a friend. He is on top of everything I need. And when my Dad passed away, he helped me with time off, no problem and they even sent me a beautiful comfort box that was very helpful. Fully recommend this agency.
How To Become a Travel Nurse in New Mexico With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
Getting started is easy. Visit our website, create a free profile, and gain access to all of our open travel nursing positions in New Mexico. If you don’t see anything that catches your attention right away, don’t worry! We’ll send you notifications when more New Mexico travel nursing positions become available.
Have questions? One of our Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters will connect with you to provide assistance as you begin your search. Maybe you’re familiar with the process of applying for travel nursing positions? Wonderful! Our website allows you to apply yourself and connect with our recruiters as needed.
That’s it. Sign your contract, pack your bags, and you’re on your way on your new journey as a travel nurse in New Mexico.
If you’ve grown to love your position in New Mexico, your recruiter will work with you and your facility to extend your contract. Ready to hit the roach again?
Once your contract has ended, we’ll assist you with getting a new contract in a new location as soon as possible.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in New Mexico?
New Mexico is a nature-lovers dream. Known as “The Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico has unique desert landscapes and sunsets to die for. If you’re a nature lover, you won’t want to miss out on these spectacular sites:
- White Sands National Park
- Carlsbad Caverns National Park
- Chaco Culture Historical National Park
If you decide to take your assignment during the fall months, you are in for a treat. Albuquerque is home to the world’s largest hot air balloon festival. More than 80,000 people gather annually to watch more than 500 hot air balloons take flight.
Looking for something a little more unusual? Check out these New Mexico oddities:
- House of Eternal Return – a choose your own adventure haunted house in Santa Fe
- Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area – with some of the strangest landforms and prehistoric fossils, it’s a geology lover’s paradise
- Santa Rosa Blue Hole – a freshwater swimming hole with unexplored caves beneath
- Roswell McDonald’s – the only spaceship-shaped McDonald’s in the world
- Taos Pueblo – a multi-storied adobe that has been inhabited for a thousand years
If you prefer to sit back and relax on your days off, you’ll most definitely enjoy the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway. The train, which was constructed in the late 1800s, will traverse the 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass and take you on a journey through the Toltec Gorge. With a lunch stop in the rustic town of Osier, Colorado, this is a crowd-pleasing and somewhat nail-biting adventure that is a must when in New Mexico.
Not only is New Mexico a great place to live, but it’s a fantastic place to be a travel nurse. The overall cost of living can be low, and there are plenty of medical facilities across the state that are in need of travel nurses. Check out our listings for positions in New Mexico to see if this is your next travel nurse destination.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in New Mexico Right Now?
Labor and Delivery
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Intensive Care Unit
FAQs About New Mexico Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Albuquerque?
Looking for travel nursing jobs in Albuquerque? You can check out our active assignments when you create a free profile on the our website. If you don’t come across any assignments that interest you, don’t worry. Whenever a new travel nursing job in Albuquerque that matches your profile becomes available, we will contact you.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Santa Fe?
Dreaming about travel nursing jobs in Santa Fe? Have a look through our active travel nurse assignments by creating a free profile. If there aren’t any assignments currently available for this location, keep an eye on your notifications. We will notify you when Santa Fe travel nurse assignments pop up.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Las Cruces?
If you’re interested in viewing active travel nursing jobs in Las Cruces, navigate to our website and create a free profile. If you don’t see any travel nursing assignments that fit your preference, don’t sweat it. We will send you notifications when travel nursing jobs in Las Cruces become available that match the qualifications on your profile.
How Long Are New Mexico Travel Nursing Assignments?
Travel nursing assignments in New Mexico vary in length and depend on:
- The type of contract lengths your chosen travel nursing agency has available. Some are limited to 13-week assignments only.
- The type of travel nursing assignment you decide on. For example, crisis travel nursing assignments will likely be much shorter than standard travel nursing assignments.
At Trusted Nurse Staffing, we provide our nurses with flexible contract options at 6, 8, and 13-week lengths. If you decide that you love everything about your New Mexico travel nurse position, your Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiter can work on extending your stay at the end of your contract.
How Do I Find Housing While Travel Nursing in New Mexico?
Travel nurses in New Mexico have two housing options, as follows:
- Let the agency supply you with a ready-to-go home for the duration of your assignment.
- Have fun choosing your housing based on your preferences and opt to receive a housing stipend to help cover costs.
If you would rather find your own housing, you can use your Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters as a tool in your back pocket when things come up. They may be able to provide additional insight based on the experiences of travel nurses who have already been on assignment in New Mexico. Or, they might be able to connect you with other travel nurses who may be looking for a roommate to split costs with.
What Benefits Do I Receive As a Travel Nurse in New Mexico?
Shopping around for a travel nursing agency in New Mexico may seem like an overwhelming task, but it’s a necessary one. You’ll want to know everything each agency offers before committing to an assignment.
At Trusted Nurse Staffing, we provide our nurses with many benefits, including:
- Highest pay rates in the industry
- 401(k) plans
- Flexible contracts between 6,8 and 13 weeks long
- Full-time and part-time work
- 24/7 access and support from your recruiter
- Overtime/double-time availability
- Weekly paychecks, daily pay, and advances offered
- Direct deposit payments
- Housing, meal, and travel allowances
- A customized benefits package
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield insurance
- License, certifications, and CEU reimbursements
- A loyalty program
- Referral bonus plan
- Priority job order bonuses
- Sign-on and completion bonuses
Why Should I Apply To Travel Nurse Jobs in New Mexico With Trusted Nurse Staffing?
At Trusted Nurse Staffing, we offer both the highest pay in the industry and a long list of benefits like sign-on and completion bonus, a referral program, education reimbursements, 401k plans, and much more.
Aside from financial benefits, we pride ourselves on the level of communication we have with our travel nurses. Travel nurses are a valuable resource to the medical community and we believe that our nurses deserve the best, which is why we offer 24/7 support. If you need us for anything while on the road, we will be there ready to take your call.