CNA Training in New Mexico

Read school reviews below.Are you moving to the state of New Mexico and already hold a nursing assistant certification?  If you wish to work as a CNA in the state of New Mexico, you will need to apply for reciprocity of your nursing assistant certification.  This is a process in which you will apply for the state of New Mexico to accept your CNA credentials from another state without requiring you to complete a new nursing assistant training course or to take the nursing assistant certification exam again.  You will not be able to work as a certified nursing assistant in New Mexico until you submit your application for reciprocity and until it is approved.

It is usually not too difficult to have your application to have your certification accepted in New Mexico.  The certifying body for nursing assistants in New Mexico will verify that you are registered by checking with the Nurse Aide Registry in your state of certification.  They will make certain that you have not had any charges against you for misuse of patient property, abuse or neglect.  If you have a clean record and your certification is able to be verified, you will be well on your way to working as a CNA in New Mexico.

Eastern New Mexico University
52 University Blvd Roswell NM

The CNA course at Eastern New Mexico costs just about $450 in tuition and text book fees. This cost is for residents of New Mexico only. Accommodation for the duration of the course is provided for an additional $420 per month. Upon completion of the course you will be eligible to take on the New Mexico state nurse aide certification exam.

Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM

The course at Central New Mexico is a 150 hour course that accounts for six college credits. The total cost of tuition and textbooks is relatively cheap at just under $500. Taking your NA course at Central New Mexico will allow you to further your education very easily in the future because the six credit hours could then be used to join an advanced nursing program such as Practical nursing and receive an exemption from some of the basic classes. A CNA course is also a mandatory prerequisite for most advanced nursing courses and will give you an edge over other applicants in a limited position course.

Dona Ana Community College nurse Aide School – Las Cruces
3400 South Espina Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003

Dona Ana offers a non credit CNA course that costs $850. The course fee includes the mandatory background check as well as the cost of a valid CPR certification. It also includes the cost of scrubs and textbooks. Upon completion of the course you will be eligible for the nurse aide exam in New Mexico.

New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88003-8001

The CNA program will make it possible for individuals to sit for the Nursing Assistant Certification Exam.  Students will receive 8 credit hours of instruction.  They will be provided with the theory and background needed to understand a career as a nursing assistant.  Clinical experience will provide students with experience working directly with patients.  Students living in the district will pay $57 per credit and those outside of the district will pay $68.

San Juan College Nurse Aide Program – Farmington
4601 College Boulevard, Farmington, NM 87402

The Nursing Aide Certification course lasts for 8 weeks.  The program is typically taught for 4 hours, 3 times per week.  It is worth 6 credit hours.  Those interested in the program will need to apply for admissions to the university.   Students will have 45 total class hours of instruction.  They will additionally complete 90 hours of lab and clinical instruction to gain their hands on experience.  The cost is about $607 and does include the fee to sit for the Nursing Assistant Certification Exam.

Pima Medical Institute CNA Program
957 South Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202

The nursing assistant program prepares students to work in healthcare facilities as nursing assistants.  Students receive classroom and lab instruction to prepare them to carry out the duties of a CNA.  They also complete a clinical rotation where they are able to further develop nursing skills while working directly with patients.  The course typically lasts about 2 months.  The course is worth 4.5 credit hours.  Students will complete 130 hours of instruction.

Mesalands Community College Nurse Assistant Class – Tucumcari
911 South 10th Street, Tucumcari, NM 88401

Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute
525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

New Mexico State University (NMSU) CNA Training Program – Alamogordo
2400 North Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, New Mexico88310

New Mexico State University (NMSU) – Carlsbad
1500 University Drive, Carlsbad, NM 88220

New Mexico State University (NMSU) Nurse Aide Training Program – Grants
1500 North 3rd Street, Grants, New Mexico 87020

Northen New Mexico College C.N.A. Training Class – Española
921 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, New Mexico 87532

Northen New Mexico College Nurse Aide Course – El Rito
P.O. Box 160, El Rito, NM 87530

Pima Medical Institute CNA Program
957 South Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202

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4 Responses to CNA Training in New Mexico

  1. Tracy July 25, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    Please contact me regarding CNA training in Espanola, NM.

    • Heather Chacon June 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

      I ws wondering how long the CNA class is?

      • Admin June 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

        Normally it lasts for 4 to 6 weeks.

  2. Hollie September 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Can you test out of the CNA in New Mexico? Do you offer a skills review class and then a chance to test out?

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