LPN in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in New Mexico


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of New Mexico receive nursing certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 108 licensed practical nurses graduate from New Mexico's 7 LPN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico with a LPN program is New Mexico Junior College, which is located in Hobbs. In 2010, it was ranked 84th nationwide. no students graduated with a certificate in LPN from New Mexico Junior College in 2010. Students at New Mexico Junior College paid $1,076 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico with a LPN program is Northern New Mexico College, which is located in Espanola. In 2010, it was ranked 86th nationwide. Tuition at Northern New Mexico College was $2,594 per year.

Central New Mexico Community College, which was ranked 86th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a LPN program. It is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, Central New Mexico Community College graduated 42 students from its LPN programs. Central New Mexico Community College charged in-state students $1,812 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Lpn schools in New Mexico, charge students an average tuition of $1,438 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $2,594 per year, or as little as $814 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Mexico LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Northern New Mexico College - located in Espanola, students are charged $2,594 per year
  2. Central New Mexico Community College - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $1,812 per year
  3. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $1,387 per year

The lowest tuition rates at New Mexico LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Luna Community College - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $814 per year
  2. Clovis Community College - located in Clovis, students are charged $944 per year
  3. New Mexico Junior College - located in Hobbs, students are charged $1,076 per year

A LPN certificate from a New Mexico school... what next?

Most people who graduate from LPN school in New Mexico go on to work as a licensed practical nurse. New Mexico had 4,090 licensed practical nurses in 2010. In New Mexico, the largest numbers of licensed practical nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - 2,300 licensed practical nurses
  2. Chaves County - 700 licensed practical nurses
  3. Cibola County - 310 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of licensed practical nurses in the state of New Mexico will grow to 6,170. This would require a 17% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a licensed practical nurse earns a salary of $45,490 per year in New Mexico state. In 2010, however, some New Mexico licensed practical nurses earned as little as less than $22,550 per year or as much as more than $64,740 per year. A licensed practical nurse in the following New Mexico counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bernalillo County - $48,420 per year
  2. San Juan County - $45,240 per year
  3. Cibola County - $45,140 per year

A licensed practical nurse in the following counties in New Mexico make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Dona Ana County - $38,740 per year
  2. Los Alamos County - $38,900 per year
  3. Chaves County - $40,260 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New Mexico statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nursing in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,202 miles from location Anamarc College Santa Teresa NM n/a n/a n/a
7,162 miles from location Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque NM 11.3262 n/a 27,999
7,201 miles from location New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces NM 9.17134 n/a 9,021
6,974 miles from location Clovis Community College Clovis NM 5.1584 n/a 4,282
6,990 miles from location New Mexico Junior College Hobbs NM 15.5192 n/a 2,313
7,121 miles from location Northern New Mexico College Espanola NM 14.3259 n/a 2,066
7,078 miles from location Luna Community College Las Vegas NM 9.23049 n/a 1,791
 

Curious what studying LPN gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in New Mexico

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 4,090 $45,490 -11.3%
 

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