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You know, your remarks are very similar to what I heard first hand from a nurse i met in passing in Taos. She seemed pretty heart broken by it. Doesn't sound like I want to put myself there at all. I'm used to working pretty independentally as a nurse practitioner and I certainly don't need a bunch of desk warmers breathing down my back.
New Mexico is a great place to live. Especially since you are a NP!! Nps' we have independent practice, you can set up your own practice without needing a collab. doc.
It is called the Land of Enchantment because:
Although it is a desert, NM has ski resorts, lots of lakes, mountains, Albuquerque is known as the Hot Air Balloon capital of the world. The annual balloon fest is in October. There are many military bases in New Mexico because they can get lots of flight time in.
If you like to explore Native American cultures, NM has both anciet ruins such as Chaco canyon & Acoma Sky Pueblo, Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands National Park, Forests, Mountains, Lakes plenty of roads for both bicyclists and motorcyles, RV's.
The 2 largest cities are Albuquerque, which is home to the only medical school in New Mexico, University of New Mexico, which also has PA & FNP programs & PhD in nursing & Las Cruces where I am located is the second largest. It is 45 miles west of El Paso Texas & the Mexican border.
Other towns & cities are rural in nature as fas as healthcare. It is difficult to attract physician specialties. For example, I believe that Las Cruces has only one neurosurgeon. The closest level 1 trauma center is in El Paso, so many patients are flown out. PM if you want more info!!!!