Nursing Assistant

A nursing assistant taking the pulse of a patient.


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Nursing Assistant Program

Are you ready to start working with patients? If so, our Nursing Assistant program may be just what you are looking for! This program can be completed in just one semester. As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will work directly with the nursing staff to provide direct patient care. CNAs work in hospitals, long-term care centers, private homes, and rehabilitation centers.

After you register for Nursing Assistant classes, make sure you review the Clinical Requirements for Nursing Assistant.

Read more about the NM State Nurse Aide Certification and Registry.

Complete Corequisites & Prerequisite

HLTH 1001 and HLTH 1003 are offered during certain periods of the year, including intersession. See the Schedule of Classes to find dates, times, and locations for class availability.

  • You can take HLTH 1001 or HLTH 1003 as a corequisite with NA 1020 or NA 1093.
  • You must complete HLTH 1001 or HLTH 1003 before taking NA 1190.

Physical Health Requirements

There are specific physical health requirements in order to participate in this program. Read more about Nursing Assistant physical health requirements.

Uniform Pick Up and Guidelines

In order to participate in the Nursing Assistant program, you will need specific attire. Read more about uniform pick up and guidelines.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

If you have a valid New Mexico CNA certificate, you can receive credit for courses in the Nursing Assistant program by filling out the following form: