Certified nursing assistants, also commonly referred to as nursing assistants or nurse aides, perform a number of important patient care duties including measuring and recording patient vital signs, assisting patients with daily activities including range-of-motion exercises, dressing and feeding, as well as sanitizing patient rooms. An entry-level position that requires a brief training program, the CNA role is an excellent jumping off point to a career in nursing. In New Mexico, CNAs earn an average annual salary of $27,050, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in New Mexico

Beginning a career as a CNA requires completion of a state-approved training program, which often takes only a matter of a few weeks to complete. After completing training, aspiring nursing assistants must pass their state's certification exam and become registered with their state. For additional details on admissions requirements for CNA training programs in New Mexico, please visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: CNA training program length can vary, with some taking as little as 3 to 4 weeks to complete. In New Mexico, training programs are offered in many community colleges, vocational schools as well as a number of medical facilities and nursing homes. CNA training programs in New Mexico consist of at least 75 hours of training, including at least 16 hours of hands-on clinical training.
  • Program Cost: The cost of a CNA training program varies from school to school. In some cases, nursing homes or other medical facilities may offer free CNA training in exchange for working for the facility. When researching training programs, be sure to determine the cost of additional fees, textbooks, uniform/supplies, exam costs, etc. in addition to the stated tuition in order to estimate the total price tag of a program.
  • Online/In-Person Options: In some cases, the classroom portion of CNA training may be available in an online format. Online coursework is then accompanied by in-person lab work and clinical training hours in a local healthcare facility. For students who have busy work schedules and/or family obligations, these hybrid training programs may be a convenient way to start your career as a nursing assistant.

2023 List of CNA Classes in New Mexico

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in New Mexico, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Albuquerque, NM

CNA Programs
1500 Indian School Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 346-2562

CNA Programs
900 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 224-3000

Clovis, NM

417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101
(575) 769-2811

Crownpoint, NM

CNA Programs
Lowerpoint Rd State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313
(928) 674-5764

Espa?ola, NM

CNA Programs
921 N Paseo De Onate
Espa?ola, NM 87532
(505) 747-2100

Farmington, NM

4601 College Blvd
Farmington, NM 87402
(505) 326-3311

Las Cruces, NM

CNA Programs
2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 527-7500

CNA Programs
1780 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88003
(575) 646-0111

Los Alamos, NM

CNA Programs
4000 University Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 662-5919

Los Lunas, NM

CNA Programs
280 La Entrada Rd
Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 925-8500

Roswell, NM

CNA Programs
52 University Blvd
Roswell, NM 88203
(575) 624-7000

CNA Programs
57 G St
Roswell, NM 88203
(575) 347-5414

Ruidoso, NM

CNA Programs
709 Mechem Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 257-2120

Santa Fe, NM

6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 428-1000

Silver City, NM

CNA Programs
1000 W College Ave
Silver City, NM 88062
(800) 872-9668

Tucumcari, NM

CNA Programs
911 S 10th St
Tucumcari, NM 88401
(575) 461-4413

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