New Mexico LPN to RN/BSN Programs

Last Updated/Verified: Mar 15, 2024

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.

Looking for more information on the LPN to RN mobility track? Learn about taking and passing the NCLEX-RN exam and check out the New Mexico Board of Nursing for information on licensing, education, and associations for registered nurses in the state.

List of 2024 LPN to RN or LPN to BSN Programs in NM

Below is the 2024 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.

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.
Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 224-3000
Do?a Ana Community College
2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 527-7500
Luna Community College
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM
(505) 454-2500

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New Mexico LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

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This tool will allow you to easily search and compare the average salaries of nurses for many cities and locations across the U.S. You can search by city and state. Salary data is provided through the BLS.

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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 organized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for LPNs and RNs in New Mexico.

On average an RN in New Mexico earns $47,091, which is 2% less than the national average for registered nurses ($48,109).

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Albuquerque - NM$47,980$75,01056.3%
Las Cruces - NM$45,590$65,82044.4%
Santa Fe - NM$41,020$70,80072.6%
Farmington - NM$52,530$70,30033.8%

Table data taken from 2018 BLS &