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A. Applicants for licensure by examination shall be required to pass the national licensing examination for registered nurses. The applicant who successfully passes the examination may be issued by the board a license to practice as a registered nurse.
B. The board may issue a license to practice professional registered nursing without an examination to an applicant who has been duly licensed by taking the national licensing examination for registered nurses under the laws of another state if the applicant meets the qualifications required of registered nurses in this state. From July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019, upon a determination by the board that an application is complete and approved, the board shall expedite the issuance of a license pursuant to this subsection within five business days.
C. The board may issue a license to practice as a registered nurse to an applicant licensed under the laws of another territory or foreign country if the applicant meets the qualifications required of registered nurses in this state, is proficient in English and passes the national licensing examination for registered nurses.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 61. Professional and Occupational Licenses § 61-3-14. Licensure of registered nurses; expedited licensure - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-61-professional-and-occupational-licenses/nm-st-sect-61-3-14.html
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