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Fingerprinting for NCLEX-RN application

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I am currently living here in Las Vegas but I am applying for NCLEX-RN exam for the state of New Mexico. I already have fingerprint cards that were sent by the BON of New Mexico however I have no idea where I can get myself fingerprinted. Does anyone know where I can get myself fingerprinted for NCLEX-RN here in Las Vegas, Nevada?

I currently live in Nevada but the state that I am applying for NCLEX RN exam is New Mexico. While I was filling up the RN EXAMINATION APPLICATION form, I came across at Section 7: DECLARATION OF PRIMARY STATE OF RESIDENCE and that somehow left me puzzled as to what will I put in the application where the part that says "primary state of residence". Should I put Nevada or New Mexico or Philippines? What about in the part that says "Upon licensure in New Mexico, I intend to practice in the state(s) of _____________"? Should I put Nevada or New Mexico? (Just to give you guys a background, I moved here in NV last year and already a legal resident). If ever I'll put Nevada as my primary state of residence, will this affect when I transfer residence to another non-compact state (i.e. endorsement)?

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.


Threads merged and moved to nurse registration. US trained nurses do not know how to answer you questions.

You have to reside in that state to declare residency. If you are living in Nevada you have no home address in New Mexico. check out this thread....https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/overview-nursing-compact-763693-page2.html

Edited by Esme12

Thank you, Esme12! :-) I'm quite new in this site so I had no idea which topic where I should put my query. I really appreciate the help you've extended, thanks so much again! :-)