Continuing Education

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New Mexico Nurses Association is an Accredited Approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Through ANCC/ NMNA CE Accredited Approver Unit, your CE course meets international standards of Continuing Nursing Education. This accreditation of courses is accepted by all Boards of Nursing except California and Iowa, which have their own process. You may contact with any questions.

  • Eligibility form is required by ANCC, and helps us determine whether NMNA can even accept an application from a new provider of CNE activities. The Eligibility Form must be submitted yearly from providers of CNE.

  • Which Forms Do I Need explains all the forms.

  • All documents are available under --> Continuing Education tab--> Applications.

  • Applications for Individual Activities are due 30 days prior to the activity.

  • The one-time REVIEW FEE is due within two weeks (14 days) of application submission. (Invoice is last pg of app).

There are lots of questions about CE. You can click the Frequently AskedQuestions (FAQs) for more information on Continuing Nursing Education.

The New Mexico Board of Nursing (the licensing board) requires that all RNs and LPNs have 30 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education each renewal period (2 years). These contact hours may be acquired through on-line courses, from conferences you attend, from study-at-home courses, or from academic hours you have received in the past two years (not basketweaving, but nursing or science courses required for a higher degree) and EACH academic hour counts as 15 contact hours. If you take one 3 academic hour course, you'd have 45 contact hours- more than enough to renew your license.