RN in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in New Mexico


Around 2.3% of New Mexico's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,125 registered nurses graduate from New Mexico's 24 RN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a RN program is New Mexico State University-Main Campus. New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Las Cruces. 180 students graduated with a degree in RN from New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2010. Tuition at New Mexico State University-Main Campus was $5,400 per year.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico with a RN program is University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. 233 students graduated with degree in RN from University of New Mexico-Main Campus in 2010. Students at University of New Mexico-Main Campus paid $5,506 per year in tuition fees.

Navajo Technical College, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a RN program. It is located in Crownpoint. 3 students graduated with degree in RN from Navajo Technical College in 2010. Students at Navajo Technical College paid $1,620 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Rn schools in New Mexico, charge students an average tuition of $4,209 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $19,344 per year, or as little as $814 per year. In 2010, the RN schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Mexico were:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $19,344 per year
  2. National American University-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $12,403 per year
  3. National American University-Rio Rancho - located in Rio Rancho, students are charged $12,403 per year

The RN schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in New Mexico were:

  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. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year

A RN degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

Most people who graduate from RN school in New Mexico go on to work as a registered nurse. In 2010, there were 13,780 registered nurses working in New Mexico. The New Mexico counties with the largest populations of registered nurses are:

  1. Bernalillo County - 7,450 registered nurses
  2. Dona Ana County - 1,630 registered nurses
  3. Chaves County - 1,500 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 16,300 registered nurses will be working in New Mexico state. This would require the number of registered nurses to grow by 23%.

Salary

On average, a registered nurse earns a salary of $66,090 per year in New Mexico state. In 2010, however, some New Mexico registered nurses earned as little as less than $38,960 per year or as much as more than $99,430 per year. The counties in New Mexico with the highest average salary for a registered nurse are:

  1. Bernalillo County - $69,670 per year
  2. Catron County - $65,520 per year
  3. San Juan County - $65,150 per year

On average, registered nurses earns the least in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Chaves County - $58,140 per year
  2. Dona Ana County - $59,750 per year
  3. Cibola County - $64,010 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Mexico statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in New Mexico
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in New Mexico

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses 13,780 $66,090 23.4%
 

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