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New Mexico Board of Nursing Records, .

 Collection
Identifier: 1983-036

Scope and Content

As of 1999, collection consists of records of the New Mexico Board of Nursing and its predecessors: the Board of Nurses' Examiners; and the Board of Examiners for Graduate Nurses (1932-1984). Includes minutes (1977-1983); reports (1955-1974), annual reports (1969-1984); bulletins (1971-1984); a manual for schools of nursing (1965); a roster of nurses (1966); rules and regulations (1939-1977); and financial papers (1932-1979), including audits (1932-1968). Records include some certificates and licenses.

Dates

  • 1932-[ongoing]

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

None

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

The Board of Nurses' Examiners was established by a legislative act in 1923 to regulate the practice of nursing in New Mexico (1923 Laws of N.M., Chp. 16, Sec. 1-10). In 1925 the Board was authorized to visit and inspect schools of nursing (1925 Laws of N.M., Chp. 11, Sec. 1-11). In 1937 a legislative act changed the name to Board of Examiners for Graduate Nurses and authorized the Board to prescribe systematic courses of instruction for approved schools of nursing (1937 Laws of N.M., Chp. 200, Sec. 1-14). In 1953 the Nursing Practice Act further defined and regulated the profession of nursing in New Mexico, and changed the Board's name to New Mexico Board of Nursing (1953 Laws of N.M., Chp. 15, Sec. 1-33). In 1986 the administrative functions of the Board of Nursing were placed under the supervision of the Regulation and Licensing Department by Executive Order 86-10. This order was rescinded in 1988 by Executive Order 88-35. The Board is subject to the Sunset Act, which establishes a periodic review and evaluation of the need of continued existence of certain agencies and boards by the Legislature (1981 Laws of N.M., Chp. 241, Sec. 17; 1985 Laws of N.M., Chp. 87, Sec. 2; 1991 Laws of N.M., Chp. 189, Sec. 3-4). The function of the Board of Nursing is to set standards for nursing education, and to conduct examinations or evaluations of nurses to be licensed to practice in New Mexico.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Related Material

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General

Contact Information

  1. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  2. Archives and Historical Services Division
  3. 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
  5. Phone: 505-476-7908
  6. Fax: 505-476-7909
  7. Email: archives@rain.state.nm.us
  8. URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm
Title
Inventory of the New Mexico Board of Nursing Records, 1932-[ongoing]
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Processed by Staff
Date
©2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1983-036::New Mexico Board of Nursing Records)//EN" "nmar1983-036.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

Contact:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7913