Browse local CNA courses offered at New Mexico schools
Complete CNA certification training in 3 months to become a licensed nursing assistant
There are around fourteen schools in the state of New Mexico that specialize in CNA training. Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant can be a rewarding career for those who love to serve and assist others. CNAs are commonly found working in nursing homes, adult day care centers, hospitals, and home health care settings. They assist the nurse with the care of the patient/s and complete such tasks as taking vital signs, collecting specimens, and reporting any changes in the patient’s condition. The CNA also helps the patient in completing various tasks such as bathing, grooming, feeding, and many other activities of daily living. As the population of the elderly increases, so will the need for CNAs and others who specialize in the hands-on care of the sick, elderly, and disabled.
Before you begin training as a nursing assistant, you must first be a high school graduate or attain your GED. To complete the nursing assistant program, you will have to attain a certain number of in-class and clinical learning hours once the program begins. When you apply to the school of your choice, you may even have the opportunity of completing your in-class work in the comfort of your home through on-line study. Some of the subjects of study that are found in the curriculum are basic healthcare skills, body structure and function, and first aid emergency procedures.
By becoming a CNA you can take pride in knowing that what you do will make a difference in the lives of others. You will be the one who reaches out and touches many lives. Your education and your career as a CNA will give you a whole new outlook on what it means to assist and to serve. It takes a special, compassionate, selfless individual to care for others. To assist and serve those in need not only lifts them up and gives them a sense of worth, but it will do the same for you.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
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New Mexico CNA Career Training Schools
Browse our list of New Mexico schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be discovered by contacting the facilities directly.
3 Steps to New Mexico CNA Certification
1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program
2) Pass the New Mexico CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the written portion and the clinical skills portion)
3) Pass the New Mexico CNA test within 24 months of completing a nurse aide education program
How can I become a CNA in New Mexico if I currently hold a CNA license in another state?
You can apply for a New Mexico CNA license by way of reciprocity through the New Mexico State Board of Nursing. If reciprocity is granted you will then need to request to be included on the New Mexico nurse aide registry list so that your license can be verified by potential employers.
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