LVN in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in New Mexico


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

Top Schools

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

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

The third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a LVN program is Central New Mexico Community College. Central New Mexico Community College, which was ranked 89th in the country in 2010, is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, 42 students graduated from Central New Mexico Community College LVN program. The tuition rate at Central New Mexico Community College was $1,812 per year.

Cost

Tuition at New Mexico's LVN schools ranges from $2,594 per year to $814 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,438 per year. In 2010, the following New Mexico LVN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 LVN 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 LVN certificate from a New Mexico school... what next?

The highest percentage of LVN graduates in New Mexico pursue careers as a licensed vocational nurse. If you decide to work as a licensed vocational nurse in New Mexico, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 4,090 New Mexico licensed vocational nurses as of 2010. The New Mexico counties with the largest populations of licensed vocational nurses are:

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

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of licensed vocational nurses in New Mexico will grow by 17%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 6,170 licensed vocational nurses working in New Mexico.

Salary

On average, licensed vocational nurses earn $45,490 per year. However, New Mexico licensed vocational nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,550 per year to more than $64,740 per year in 2010. A licensed vocational 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 vocational 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

For more data regarding a career in nursing in New Mexico and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or RN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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
 

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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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