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Licensed Practical Nurse (Pre K-12)

Licensed Practical Nurse (Pre K-12) 2021-08-23T10:36:26-06:00

The practice of a directed scope of nursing requiring basic knowledge of the biological, physical, social and behavioral sciences, and nursing procedures, which practice is at the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist licensed to practice in this state

Initial License

  • $150 (non-refundable) fee; and
  • Initial application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Current valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which includes hands-on skills demonstration; and
  • Current valid certification in basic first aid; and
  • Completion of a state approved and/or nationally accredited program of study for practical nursing; and
  • Copy of current LPN license issued by the NM Board of Nursing; and
  • Letter verifying a minimum of 1 year of supervised clinical nursing experience outside of a school setting; and
  • Verification by the school superintendent that a local orientation related to assigned duties, and facilitated by the PED license registered nurse, was satisfactorily completed; and
  • Register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Superintendent Verification Form

Licensed Practical Nurse NMAC

Renewal License

  • $120 (non-refundable) fee will be valid for a one year grace period for level 2 or 3 (from time of expiration). If the expiration date exceeds the grace period a $150.00 would apply; and
  • Renewal Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Superintendent’s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead); and
  • Current valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which includes hands-on skills demonstration; and
  • Current valid certification in basic first aid; and
  • Current, valid LPN license issued from the NM Board of Nursing.
    • Note: The earliest you can renew same level license is January of expiring year.
    • If educator does not have additional valid licenses on file, then must register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Renewal of Licensure Level

Level 1 → 3 year license

Level 2 → 9 year license, advancement to a level 2 can be obtained after 3 full school years of licensure on a level 1 license

Level 3 → 9 year license, advancement to a level 3 can be obtained after 3 full school years of licensure on a level 2 license

Instructional Support Provider Superintendent Recommendation Form

Licensed Practical Nurse NMAC

Delay of application:

  • Your application is lacking supporting documents listed in the above check list;
  • If your license(s) has expired (and you do not have additional valid licenses on file), and your background was completed 24 months or more, you will need to complete a new background for Teacher Licensure. School Employment backgrounds will not be accepted.

NMPED Correspondence with Educators:

  • Consultants correspond by email. Please check your spam/junk folder.


NMPED Licensure Transcripts Information

 

All fees submitted are non-refundable

 

 

Page last updated August 23, 2021