Certificate in Nursing Assistant

This program prepares students to enter the nursing profession as an entry-level nursing assistant. Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will meet all federal certification standards for a nursing assistant and be prepared to sit for the New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry exams.

Prospective students who have been convicted of a felony are advised to contact the appropriate state board of nursing prior to admission to determine their eligibility for licensure. Fingerprinting for background checks, drug testing, and proof of recommended vaccination are required for the Nurse Aide class. All students must meet the stated requirements of each assigned clinical site to qualify for placement.

Class Requirements


AHAC 151        Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (on-campus) 0.5 credits

HLCR 125         Nurse Aide (on-campus) 5 credits


NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.

TOTAL 5.5 credits