New law signed to help nurse shortage

New law signed to help nurse shortage

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The governor has signed a law that expedites the licensing of nurses who move here from other states.

All but one of New Mexico’s counties are currently experiencing a nursing shortage.

The new law requires the board of nursing to issue a license within five days of determining that a nurse’s application is complete and approved.

It goes into effect in July.

The governor has been actively recruiting more nurse practitioners from Texas, Oklahoma and Utah to try to fill the gap.

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