CNA Classes in New Mexico (NM)

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Aspirants, who are aiming to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in New Mexico, are needed to meet and follow the specified requirements of the state.  Candidates must take the training program accredited and approved by the AZBN (Nursing Board of Arizona). This is followed by the competency examination and registration in the state’s CNA registry.

Eligibility Requirements

Every CNA aspirant must meet the following specified guidelines of the nursing board to enrol in the training course:

  • Minimum age of aspirants must not be less than 16 years;
  • They must have Diploma of High School or proof of the equivalent GED;
  • They must undergo a complete health examination, including drug screening, TB testing and proof of immunizations;
  • They must not have any criminal history. They need to provide the documents of criminal background check that involves felonies and CNA registry objections as well.

How to Apply

Candidates with needed qualifications and experience can avoid the CNA training. Following candidates can take the exam without taking the training program and appear in the state’s registry:

  • Graduate nurses who are not licensed but have completed the New Mexico’s approved nursing course ;
  • Reciprocity candidates, who got current CNA certification and registered in other state’s registry, can apply for reciprocity to the DOH.
  • Military trained nurses who possess DOH approved letter can apply for the examination directly to appear on the state’s registry;
  • Lapsed CNAs of other states (i.e. listed on the registries of other states and their license is expired for the last 2 years), can appeal an approval letter to the DOH.
  • Lapsed CNAs of New Mexico with the expired credentials (expired for not more than 2 years) can also appear for the exam without taking the training program of the state; or
  • Nurse students can earn the credentials of the certified nursing aide if they have completed the nursing program in the last 2 years.

Others who are in need of the CNA training program, can access the website of DOH (http://dhi.health.state.nm.us/NAR/nar.php ) to get hand on the required information. All the state approved training programs need minimum 100 hours for clinical work and another 75 hours for classroom lectures. It takes roughly 13 weeks to complete the training. It is only after completing the mandatory hours of training course, aspirants can apply for the competency examination.

The exam is divided into the two portions- one is the written test and other is the practical test to check the nursing skills.  Written test is held in only one language that is English. Instead of the written test, candidates with testing problems can give the oral exam. After receiving an authorization letter, candidates book the examination with Prometric.

Fees

  • The price of taking the exam varies depending upon the manner it is taken. It usually costs over $ 1000. Employed candidates are liberated from the training and exam expenses as under the Federal Laws, employers bear the certification related expenses of employees.
  • Testing fees are as follows:
  • Both Practical and Written : $ 105
  • Both Practical and Written orally: $ 115.50
  • Written Retest: $ 38.85
  • Oral retesting: $ 49.35
  • Skill retesting: $ 66.15

Certificate Renewal

Validity of the CNA credentials lasts for 2 years. The certificate of only those candidates is renewed who have completed the minimum 8 hours of paid employment under a registered or licensed nurse during the recent 2 years certification period.

Must Know Facts

  • During the course of two years of the termination of training program, candidates are supposed to take, and qualify the competency exam in the din order to appear on the state’s registry and work as a certified nursing aide in New Mexico.
  • Candidates become eligible to take the nursing aide training and exam only after seeking the approval from the state’s Nursing Board. For this, they must fill the required applications.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

ALAMOGORDO BETTY DARE GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER 3101 N. FLORIDA AVENUE, ALAMOGORDO, NM 88310 5754340038
ALAMOGORDO NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY – ALAMOGORDO 2400 N. SCENIC DRIVE, ALAMOGORDO, NM 88311-0477 (575) 439-3807
ALBUQUERQUE ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 807 MOUNTAIN ROAD NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102-2499 505 243-3658
ALBUQUERQUE CENTRAL NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE 525 BUENA VISTA SE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106-4096
ALBUQUERQUE MANZANO DEL SOL 5201 ROMA NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87108-1334 505-262-2311
ALBUQUERQUE PRINCETON PLACE 500 LOUISIANA, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87108 (505) 255-1717
ALBUQUERQUE UNIVERSAL CARE HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC. 8015 MOUNTAIN ROAD NE Suite 116B, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87110 505 990-1958
ANGEL FIRE ELIZABETH A. O’REILLY PO BOX 614, ANGEL FIRE, NM 87710
CARLSBAD LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN HOME HEALTH 1300 N. CANAL STREET, CARLSBAD, NM 88220 575 887-3947
CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY – CARLSBAD 1500 UNIVERSITY DRIVE, CARLSBAD, NM 88220 (575) 234-9200
CLOVIS CLOVIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 417 SCHEPPS BOULEVARD, CLOVIS, NM 88101 (575) 769-2811
CROWNPOINT NAVAJO TECHNICAL COLLEGE PO BOX 849, CROWNPOINT, NM 87313-0849 (505) 786-4100
DEMING DEMING HIGH SCHOOL 501 WEST FLORIDA, DEMING, NM 88030
ESPANOLA ESPANOLA VALLEY NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER 720 HACIENDA STREET, ESPANOLA, NM 87532
ESPANOLA NORTHERN NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE 921 PASEO DE ONATE, ESPANOLA, NM 87532 (505) 747-2111
FARMINGTON LIFE CARE CENTER OF FARMINGTON 1101 WEST MURRAY DRIVE, FARMINGTON, NM 87401 (505) 326-1600
FARMINGTON SAN JUAN COLLEGE 4601 COLLEGE BOULEVARD, FARMINGTON, NM 87402 505 566-3496
FT. BAYARD FORT BAYARD MEDICAL CENTER PO BOX 36219, FT. BAYARD, NM 88036 (505) 537-3303
GALLUP UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO – GALLUP 200 COLLEGE ROAD, GALLUP, NM 87301 (505) 863-7593
HOBBS OLIVE LEAF INSTITUTE SCHOOL FOR LEARNING 2825 DAL PASO, HOBBS, NM 88240 575 392-7775
LAS CRUCES DACC GADSDEN CENTER 3400 SOUTH ESPINA STREET, LAS CRUCES, NM 88003
LAS CRUCES DACC HATCH HIGH SCHOOL 3400 SOUTH ESPINA STREET, LAS CRUCES, NM 88003-8001
LAS CRUCES DACC ONATE HIGH SCHOOL 3400 SOUTH ESPINA STREET, LAS CRUCES, NM 88003-8001
LAS CRUCES DACC SUNLAND PARK CENTER 3400 SOUTH ESPINA, LAS CRUCES, NM 88003
LAS CRUCES DONA ANA BRANCH COMMUNITY COLLEGE 3400 S. ESPINA, LAS CRUCES, NM 88003 (575) 527-7500
LAS VEGAS LUNA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 366 LUNA DRIVE, LAS VEGAS, NM 87701 (505) 454-2500
LAS VEGAS VIDA ENCANTADA REHAB & NURSING 2301 COLLINS DRIVE, LAS VEGAS, NM 87701 (505) 425-9362
LOS LUNAS UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO – VALENCIA CAMPUS 280 LA ENTRADA, LOS LUNAS, NM 87031 (505) 925-8611
PORTALES HEARTLAND CONTINUING CARE CENTER 1604 WEST 18TH STREET, PORTALES, NM 88130 (505) 359-4719
PORTALES ROOSEVELT GENERAL HOSPITAL PO DRAWER 868, PORTALES, NM 88130
RANCHOS DE TAOS UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO – TAOS 1157 COUNTY ROAD 110, RANCHOS DE TAOS, NM 87557 (505) 758-7648
RATON MINER’S COLFAX MEDICAL CENTER – LONG TERM CARE 900 SOUTH SIXTH, RATON, NM 87740 (505) 445-2741
RATON RATON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 1660 HOSPITAL DRIVE, RATON, NM 87740
ROSWELL EASTERN NM UNIVERSITY – ROSWELL PO BOX 6000, ROSWELL, NM 88202-6000 (575) 524-2510
ROSWELL ROSWELL JOB CORPS 57 G STREET, ROSWELL, NM 88202 (575) 347-7468
ROSWELL SUNSET VILLA CARE CENTER 1515 S. SUNSET AVENUE, ROSWELL, NM 88203 (505) 623-7097
RUIDOSO EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY – CAPITAN HIGH SCHOOL 709 MECHEM DRIVE, RUIDOSO, NM 88345
RUIDOSO EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY – RUIDOSO 709 MECHEM DRIVE, RUIDOSO, NM 88348 (505) 257-9041
RUIDOSO EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY – RUIDOSO HIGH SCHOOL 709 MECHEM DRIVE, RUIDOSO, NM 88345
SANTA FE SANTA FE CARE CENTER 635 HARKLE ROAD, SANTA FE, NM 87505 505 982-2574
SANTA FE SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 6401 RICHARD AVENUE, SANTA FE, NM 87508 (505) 428-1323
SANTA TERESA ANAMARC EDUCATION INSTITUTE 2660 AIRPORT ROAD SUITE 780, SANTA TERESA, NM 88008
SANTA TERESA EMERALD NURSING SCHOOL – SANTA TERESA 1074 COUNTRY CLUB SUITE B-3, SANTA TERESA, NM 88008
SILVER CITY WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY PO BOX 680, SILVER CITY, NM 88062 (575) 574-5140
SOCORRO SOCORRO GOOD SAMARITAN VILLAGE PO BOX 1279, SOCORRO, NM 87801-1279 (575) 835-2724
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES SIERRA HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE 1400 N. SILVER, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM 87901
TUCUMCARI DR. DAN C. TRIGG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL; 301 EAST MIEL DE LUNA AVENUE, TUCUMCARI, NM 88401