CNA Training in NM – New Mexico

New Mexico uses the same process as anyone else to certify nursing assistants.  Individuals with no prior experience must attend a nursing assistant training program.  The training program will be approved by the requirements for nursing assistant training programs within the state of New Mexico.  It is important to have a clean criminal record if you want to train and work as a nursing assistant in New Mexico.  New Mexico also offers certification to some individuals through the process of reciprocity.  If your application is approved, you will not need to sit for the certification exam nor will you need to complete a CNA training program.

You can apply to have your nursing assistant certification from another state accepted in New Mexico.  It will be necessary for the Nurse Aide Registry in New Mexico to make certain you have a valid and active nursing assistant certification from the state where you live.  The nursing aide registry will also make certain that you have never committed any crimes against patients in your prior employment as a nursing assistant.  It is generally not difficult to receive certification through reciprocity in New Mexico as long as you have a certification in good standing without any problems.

San Juan College – 4601 College Boulevard | Farmington, New Mexico 87402 | 505-326-3311

SJC provides the CNA Course with limited space per course so you will have to be fast to apply for their classes if you want to study there. A typical program is a six credit hour course which runs for about eight weeks with 4 hour classes which are kept 3 days a week except for when the tutor decides to have more classes.

The program is state approves and after you finish your classes you can take the certification exam. Total cost of the program comes up to about $600 which does not include fees for the state approved exam which is about $100 (you don’t have to pay this upfront with the fees, you will be told when to pay this – usually it is after you’ve finished your course).

They will run a background criminal check on you to make sure you don’t have any previous incidents that can create a problem in your license application.

If you need financial help or a student loan to pay for the course SJC do have a financial aid program through which they support these kind of inquiries, for more details on this you will have to talk to or get in touch with their office on this address 4601 College Blvd. | Farmington, NM 87402 |Office: (505) 566-3323 | Fax: (505) 566-3568/3593

Once you successfully complete your course and pass the competency test you will then be added to the state registry and be able to work as a licensed certified nurse aide.

Other CNA Courses in New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College  CNA Training Classes- Albuquerque
525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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

Mesalands Community College Nursing Home – Tucumcari
911 South 10th Street, Tucumcari, NM 88401

Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute Certified Nursing Assistant Course
525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

Eastern New Mexico University CNA Training Class – Roswell
52 University Blvd., Roswell, NM 88203

New Mexico State University (NMSU) Nursing Center – Alamogordo
2400 North Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, New Mexico88310

New Mexico State University (NMSU) CNA School – Grants
1500 North 3rd Street, Grants, New Mexico 87020

The University of New Mexico CNA Courses – Valencia
280 La Entrada Rd., Los Lunas, NM 87031

University of New Mexico CNA Center- Gallup
200 College Road, Gallup New Mexico 87301

Northen New Mexico College Nursing Classes – Española
921 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, New Mexico 87532

Northen New Mexico College Nursing Courses – El Rito
P.O. Box 160, El Rito, NM 87530

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

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