CNA Programs in New Mexico

If you are considering starting a career as a nursing assistant you can begin your research by identifying CNA training courses in New Mexico cities near you. It is recommended that you contact each training center of interest to learn more about their program offerings, class schedules, prerequisite requirements and more.

Embarking upon a new career path is an important decision and should not be taken lightly. Many New Mexico CNA classes include 6-12 weeks of classroom study and prepare students to take the CNA certification exam upon completion. Students should master the core competencies required of a nurse aide during their training class. Courses are available throughout New Mexico to meet student’s needs.

Some CNA training classes are offered for free in exchange for a promised period of employment at the training facility upon certification. These free CNA classes are typically available through long-term care centers and assisted living nursing homes in New Mexico.

New Mexico nursing students can usually expect to pay anywhere between $500-$1500 for a CNA training course. This cost typically includes classroom hours, books and study materials. After passing the course students will be eligible to take the CNA certification exam to earn their license to practice.

Nursing Assistant Programs in New Mexico (NM)

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

CNA Classes in New Mexico Community Colleges

Dona Ana Community College – Las Cruces
3400 South Espina Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003

New Mexico CNA Training Schools

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  • Medical Assistant
Locations: Las CrucesEl Paso

Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security. We understand that today's student is busy with many responsibilities, so we offer day, evening, and online classes, giving you options to fit school into your schedule.


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Locations: Albuquerque

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We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.


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  • Medical Office Specialist
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