By enrolling in CNA classes in New Mexico, you can start training today for one of the most-desired occupations in the state. Nurse Aide training can be found online or through the more traditional on-campus style programs found throughout New Mexico! Accredited CNA programs are held at many of the vocational schools, nursing homes, community colleges and non-profit groups such as the Good Samaritan Society. Any of the New Mexico Department of Health approved training programs should help you become eligible for the certification exam in as short as six weeks time.
Highlighted below are programs that are now accepting students in New Mexico. You can contact these programs through the forms provided.
|Central New Mexico Community College||Albuquerque||525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106||2-year, Public||11%|
|Clovis Community College||Clovis||417 Schepps Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381||2-year, Public||9%|
|Navajo Technical University||Crownpoint||Lower Point Road, State Road 371, Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313-0849||4-year, primarily associate’s, Public||43%|
|Northern New Mexico College||Espanola||921 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, New Mexico 87532||4-year, primarily associate’s, Public||15%|
|New Mexico State University-Grants||Grants||1500 N. Third Street, Grants, New Mexico 87020||2-year, Public||16%|
|New Mexico Junior College||Hobbs||5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240||2-year, Public||18%|
|New Mexico State University-Dona Ana||Las Cruces||3400 S Espina, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-0105||2-year, Public||12%|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus||Roswell||52 University Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88202-6000||2-year, Public||20%|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus||Ruidoso||709 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345||2-year, Public||19%|
|Santa Fe Community College||Santa Fe||6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887||2-year, Public||9%|
|Anamarc College-Santa Teresa||Santa Teresa||2660 Airport Rd Ste 780, Santa Teresa, New Mexico 88008||4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit||NA|
The demand for nursing assistants is at an all-time high in New Mexico with a projected increase of 21% of new CNA jobs through the year 2020, according to the latest official report from the New Mexico Department of Labor. This growth trend has the potential to continue on an upward trajectory beyond 2020.
|State||2010||2020||Percent Change||Projected Job Openings|
|New Mexico Hourly||$9.10||$10.22||$11.80||$14.18||$17.06|
|New Mexico Yearly||$18,900||$21,300||$24,500||$29,500||$35,500|
- One must successfully complete a training program that has been approved by the New Mexico Department of Health
- Candidates must earn their certification through a competency exam given by Prometric within 24 months of completion of training
- After passing the certification examination, individuals will need to be listed on the New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry