Internationally Educated Nurses:

International applicants are required to complete the following application requirements.
Step 1: Evaluation completed by one of the four (4) evaluation companies: Your evaluation and English results should arrive to the board prior to submitting the Examination Application to the New Mexico Board of Nursing. You would want to communicate with the Credential Agency selected and request a notification that your evaluation is complete so that you know when it is time to proceed with the additional application requirements.

Educational Records Evaluation Service Inc

601 University Avenue Suite 127

Sacramento, CA  95825-6738 USA

Phone: (916)921-0790 or 866-411-3737

866-411-ERES (Toll Free)

Fax: (916)921-0793



International Education Research Foundation Inc.

Post Office Box 3665

Culver City, CA  90231-3665 USA

Phone: (310) 258-9451

FAX: (310) 342-7086




Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

International Education Consultants

7101 SW 102 Avenue

Miami, Florida 33173 USA

Phone (305) 273-1616

Fax: (305) 273-1338



Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools

3600 Market Street, Suite 400

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651 USA

Phone: (215) 349-8767

Fax: (215) 662-0425



Automated Phone System: (215)599-6200

English proficiency, if applicable

Internationally educated nurses must demonstrate English Competency. This can be demonstrated through successful completion of an approved English Competency exam such as:

Successful completion of a nursing program that is given in English in another country or

A passing score on a nursing examination which is given in English in another country or agencies which indicates successful completion of TOEFL (minimum score of 540), TOEFL IBT (minimum score of 84 overall, with a minimum speaking score of a 26) TOEIC (minimum score of 725), or IELTS (minimum score of 6.5 overall, with 7.0 in the spoken portion)

Step 2: Criminal Back Ground.Please see above.
Step 3: Register for Pearson VUE.

You may register by telephone (1-866-496-2539) or by Internet ( by using a valid credit card. Reminders are not sent out.

Step 4: Submit International Examination Application and fee. The New Mexico Board of Nursing (BON) only accepts on-line applications.

Once the file is reviewed and determined complete by the Board, you will receive your ATT from Pearson VUE. Your ATT will be sent by email from Pearson VUE. If an email is not provided it will be mailed to the address indicated at registration

Applications submitted in error OR not approved for eligibility are non-refundable.

Source: New Mexico Board of Nursing.


Somachi MarkAnthony, BSN, is a registered nurse and certified nephrology nurse.

She lives in, and writes from the USA.

For questions, and further clarifications, she can be reached at