There are schools offering LPN programs in New Mexico!
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.
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.
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:
- Northern New Mexico College - located in Espanola, students are charged $2,594 per year
- Central New Mexico Community College - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $1,812 per year
- 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:
- Luna Community College - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $814 per year
- Clovis Community College - located in Clovis, students are charged $944 per year
- 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:
- Bernalillo County - 2,300 licensed practical nurses
- Chaves County - 700 licensed practical nurses
- Cibola County - 310 licensed practical nurses
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.
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:
- Bernalillo County - $48,420 per year
- San Juan County - $45,240 per year
- Cibola County - $45,140 per year
A licensed practical nurse in the following counties in New Mexico make the lowest salaries on average:
- Dona Ana County - $38,740 per year
- Los Alamos County - $38,900 per year
- Chaves County - $40,260 per year
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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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses||4,090||$45,490||-11.3%|
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