BBER Publications


Daren Ruiz

Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date



New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence


University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research


This is the third and final study by BBER on the nursing population produced for the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence (NMCNE). The purpose of this project was to aid the NMCNE in projecting future nursing shortages and to advocate for needed increases in nursing education resources for New Mexico. Using New Mexico Board of Nursing license data, the author tracked the migration of registered nurses into and out of the state; retention and departure rates of NM nurses were examined and analyzed. The author also examined the average age of NM nurses at graduation and obtaining their first license, as well as the average age of inmigrating nurses obtaining their first NM nursing license.


See also the BBER report, "Status of Nurses in New Mexico" in this collection.