Certified nursing assistants, also commonly referred to as nursing assistants or nurse aides, perform a number of important patient care duties including measure and record 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.

2022 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

SchoolContact Information
Albuquerque Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
1500 Indian School Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 346-2562
Central New Mexico Community College
CNA Programs
900 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 224-3000

Clovis, NM

SchoolContact Information
Clovis Community College
417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101
(575) 769-2811

Crownpoint, NM

SchoolContact Information
Navajo Technical University
CNA Programs
Lowerpoint Rd State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313
(928) 674-5764

Espa?ola, NM

SchoolContact Information
Northern New Mexico College
CNA Programs
921 N Paseo De Onate
Espa?ola, NM 87532
(505) 747-2100

Farmington, NM

SchoolContact Information
San Juan College
4601 College Blvd
Farmington, NM 87402
(505) 326-3311

Las Cruces, NM

SchoolContact Information
Do-a Ana Community College
CNA Programs
2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 527-7500
New Mexico State University
CNA Programs
1780 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88003
(575) 646-0111

Los Alamos, NM

SchoolContact Information
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos
CNA Programs
4000 University Dr
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 662-5919

Los Lunas, NM

SchoolContact Information
The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus
CNA Programs
280 La Entrada Rd
Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 925-8500

Roswell, NM

SchoolContact Information
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell
CNA Programs
52 University Blvd
Roswell, NM 88203
(575) 624-7000
Roswell Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
57 G St
Roswell, NM 88203
(575) 347-5414

Ruidoso, NM

SchoolContact Information
ENMU-Ruidoso Branch Community College
CNA Programs
709 Mechem Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 257-2120

Santa Fe, NM

SchoolContact Information
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 428-1000

Silver City, NM

SchoolContact Information
Western New Mexico University
CNA Programs
1000 W College Ave
Silver City, NM 88062
(800) 872-9668

Tucumcari, NM

SchoolContact Information
Mesalands Community College
CNA Programs
911 S 10th St
Tucumcari, NM 88401
(575) 461-4413

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