New Mexico

Information and Resources for New Mexico NPs

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - New Mexico

Practice Information

State Policy Fact Sheet

A quick, printable look at the details of practicing in New Mexico, like CE requirements and authorizations.

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Regulatory Structure

Regulatory Agency

Licensure Requirements

Nurse Practice Act


AANP in New Mexico

AANP Region

New Mexico is a part of AANP Region 9, which includes AZ, CA, HI, NM, NV and the Pacific U.S. Territories.

Your Regional Director

Karen Ketner - Regional Director

Karen Ketner, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

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Your State Representative

Melissa Lea Rietz - State Representative

Melissa Lea Rietz, CNP, BC-ADM, RYT200

2018 State Award for Excellence Recipients

The NP State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual NP in each state who has demonstrated excellence in NP clinical practice.

  • New Mexico Nurse Practitioner recipient: Lisa Taylor, DNP, CRNP, BC-ADM

The Advocate State Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual in each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of NPs. Past recipients have included educators, legislators and physicians. NPs are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education or community affairs.

  • New Mexico Advocate recipient: Michelle Peacock, FNP-BC

Learn more about the AANP State Award for Excellence and how you can nominate a worthy NP or NP advocate.

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NP Organization Members

AANP’s mission: To empower all nurse practitioners to advance quality health care through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.

Any organization of five or more NPs that supports this mission can become an organizational member of AANP. This includes state and local NP associations, specialty groups, NP educational programs at colleges and universities, etc.

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State Legislation Tracking Center

AANP members have access to tracking state policy in all 50 states and U.S. territories. See what policy items are currently active in your state and discover what’s happening across the country when it comes to modernizing licensure, improving access to care and addressing patient care needs.

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