Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in New Mexico

The Land of Enchantment calls too many travelers with its stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage — making it a popular location among travel nurses and travel allied health professionals! There’s a lot of opportunity for travel healthcare jobs here, plus New Mexico is known for its engaging arts scene, temperate climate, diverse geography, incredible history, low cost of living, and ample opportunities to get outdoors and play in nature.

New Mexico scores lower on overall healthcare which means that they especially need help from skilled, experienced travel nurses and travel allied health professionals! It’s a wonderful place to take an assignment and feel like you’re really making an impact in people’s lives. Plus, New Mexico has a very low cost of living, which will be great for you financially!

Best Hospitals in New Mexico

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 55 hospitals in New Mexico — one of which met high U.S. News standards and is #1-ranked in the state. That facility is Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. There are many other hospitals and non-hospital healthcare facilities throughout the state as well. U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked New Mexico at #48 overall, #31 for natural environment, and #33 for healthcare. Nonetheless, New Mexico is a top location for travelers to work in healthcare, explore a cool arts scene, enjoy stunning nature and a multicultural history, and earn great wages!

New Mexico Nurse Licensure

New Mexico is currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to get additional state licenses. New states are frequently joining so keep an eye on the latest NLC map. In the meantime, our team is happy to help you with any New Mexico state licensing questions.

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Quick New Mexico Facts

  • State Nickname: The Land of Enchantment
  • Capital City: Santa Fe
  • Largest Cities: Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Roswell
  • Charming Towns: Taos, Silver City, Cloudcroft, Truth or Consequences, Madrid
  • Cost of Living: Fifth-lowest cost of living in U.S.
  • Random Trivia: Santa Fe is the nation’s highest state capital at 7,199 feet above sea level. Also, New Mexico is home to the world’s largest hot air balloon festival — the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, which is held every October.

To Do and See in New Mexico

New Mexico has so much to see and do — you’ll truly be enchanted! With its warm temps and little rainfall, you’ll have every opportunity to experience the natural beauty, Native heritage, arts and entertainment, and many other unique offering this quirky state has packed within its borders.

Popular attractions and destinations include the famous Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Pueblo Cliff Dwellings, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands National Park, Four Corners Monument, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Continental Divide Trail, Bandelier National Monument, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Museum of International Folk Art, International UFO Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, Petroglyph National Monument, Santa Fe National Forest, and SO much more.

New Mexico is also generally a great state for its famous art scene, history, festivals, performing arts, natural beauty, stargazing, spas and wellness, shopping, sightseeing, dining, golf, boating, rafting, kayaking, camping, hiking, biking, skiing, road trips, and lots more!

The Land of Enchantment will also be sure to enchant your taste buds! Regional favorites here include blue corn pancakes, breakfast burritos, piñon nut, posole, carne adovada, chile rellenos, green chile stew, soft shell tacos with red chile and green chile sauce, green cheeseburgers, enchiladas, Indian tacos, Navajo fry bread, sopaipillas, huevos rancheros, tamales, chicos, and biscochitos.

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We connect care by staffing top healthcare facilities in New Mexico with brilliant Travel Nurses.


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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in New Mexico enjoy a personalized payment package with great wage rates, licensure and certification reimbursement, a 401(k) with an immediately vested company contribution, loyalty and referral bonuses, and more.

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Great Benefits

We offer our travel nurses and travel allied health professionals day one medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus the option of several additional voluntary benefits, including life, long-term disability, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, and AD&D insurance.

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Employee Assistance Program

Current travelers also have automatic, free access to our employee assistance program (EAP) through Cigna, which includes eight free counseling sessions and many more free resources to support you and your family in every facet of life.

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Travel Nurse Housing

When it comes to making a home in your latest location, Medical Solutions travelers have the option of company-provided, private, fully furnished, secure, pet-friendly housing arranged by our expert housing team or a non-taxable housing stipend that helps you arrange and pay for your own housing costs, depending on your eligibility and location.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about New Mexico Travel Nursing Jobs with Medical Solutions and Travel Nursing in general.

Simply apply here. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and send you an information packet. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information, we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. When you find a job you want, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there.
Most assignments are 13 weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as 24. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
Many states are in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows you reciprocal rights to practice in compact states. If you need to obtain a new state license, your Recruiter can tell you exactly how much time is necessary to apply for it and the cost. If a new license is required for your assignment, Medical Solutions will reimburse you for the cost!