New Mexico LPN to RN/BSN Programs

With the growing need for registered nurses in New Mexico, many LPNs are seeing an opportunity to go back to school to become RNs. The state offers several LPN to RN bridge programs in order to help these nurses meet their goals. The benefits to becoming an RN are many; they enjoy higher levels of responsibility, have better career prospects, and earn a substantially higher salary. In fact, New Mexico RNs earn an average of $20,900 more per year than LPNs do, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

List of 2018 LPN to RN or LPN to BSN Programs in NM

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in New Mexico. Some of these programs may be listed as "RN", however that may mean ADN or BSN degree, please visit the school's website for program details.

ProgramWebsite
LPN to RN/BSN Online
Online Program - Achieve offers a fast-track program that combines the effectiveness of real classroom learning with the speed of credit-by- examination.
NOTE: MUST BE A LPN/LVN TO APPLY
Central New Mexico Community College
LPN to ADN
525 Buena Vista Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 224-3000
Do?a Ana Community College
LPN to RN
2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 527-7500
Luna Community College
LPN to ADN
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM
(505) 454-2500

New Mexico LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for LPNs and RNs in New Mexico.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Albuquerque - NM$47,900$67,74041.4%
Las Cruces - NM$45,970$60,25031.1%
Santa Fe - NM$49,260$68,56039.2%
Farmington - NM$45,830--

Table data taken from BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm