CNA Training in New Mexico (Free & Paid Classes Info)

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CNA Training in New Mexico

Looking for a rewarding career and want to work in the healthcare system?

If yes, a CNA career can be a perfect choice for you.

There is an increasing demand for qualified CNAs throughout the country as well as the state of New Mexico.

Free CNA Classes in New Mexico

Interested in free CNA training programs in New Mexico?

There are some options and their contact info in the table below.

CNA Free Training LocationCityPhone
CASA Arena Blanca Nursing Center
Alamogordo, NM 88310(575) 434-4510
Albuquerque Job Corps Center
Albuquerque, NM 87104505-346-2562
St. Theresa Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque, NM 87110(505) 296-5565
St. John Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque, NM 87112(505) 296-4808
Ladera Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Albuquerque, NM 87120505-836-0023
Belen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Belen, NM 87002(505) 864-1600
Landsun Homes, INC
Carlsbad, NM 88220(575) 887-2894
Carlsbad Medical Center
Carlsbad, NM 88220(575) 887-4100
Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Clovis, NM 88101(575) 762-3753
Sierra Health Care Center
Consequences, NM 87901(575) 894-7855
New Mexico State Veteran’s Home
Consequences, NM 87901(575) 894-4200
Mimbres Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home
Deming, NM 88030(575) 546-5800
Life Care Center of Farmington
Farmington, NM 87401(505) 326-1600
Lea Regional Medical Center
Hobbs, NM 88240575-492-5000
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003575-646-0111
Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehab
Las Vegas,New Mexico 87701(505) 425-9362
Retirement Ranch
New Mexico 88101(575) 762-4495
CASA Maria Health Care Center
Roswell, NM 88203(575) 623-6008
Silver City Care Center
Silver City, NM 88061(575) 388-3127
Taos Living Center
Taos,New Mexico 87571(575) 758-2300
Mesalands Community College
Tucumcari, NM 88401575-461-4413

Regulatory Body for CNAs in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health, Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau is responsible for CNA examination in New Mexico.

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CNA Exam Administration in New Mexico

Prometric is responsible for the Nurse Aide Competency Examination administration in New Mexico.

Before enrolling in an actual one, you need to train a little and check your level.

There is a free CNA test for those who want to check their skills.

CNA Requirments in New Mexico

Those who want to become a CNA should complete an approved training program that contains at least 75 hours of training.

Also, there are some other options such as:

  • Graduate RN/LPN;
  • Military trained;
  • Out of State or Foreign Trained Nurse Aide;
  • RN/LPN Student;
  • Out of State Nurse Aide;
  • Expired New Mexico Certificate with CNA training and successfully passing the NACE;
  • Expired New Mexico Certificate (within less than 24 months ago).

CNA Exams in New Mexico

The standard CNA exam in New Mexico consists of two parts:

  • written test;
  • skills evaluation.

The written test contains 60 questions and should be completed in 90 minutes.

During the skills evaluation, you need to prove your proficiency in 5 basic clinical skills.

There is a variety of skills that may be checked and they are chosen randomly.

The choice of skills influences the time that you have for test completion.

CNA Test Cost in New Mexico

The CNA exam in Ne Mexico costs $102.

CNA Test Facilities in New Mexico

You can take your exam in NACE facilities that are located in:

  • Albuquerque (Central NM Community College);
  • Albuquerque (Universal Care Home Help Agency);
  • Las Cruces;
  • Las Vegas;
  • Kirtland;
  • Roswell;
  • Hobbs;
  • Truth or Consequences;
  • Carlsbad;
  • Santa Fe;
  • Silver City.

Average CNA’s Salary in New Mexico

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, CNAs earn an average annual salary of $27 050 in New Mexico.

LocationAvg. Salary
Albuquerque, NM$29 294
Las Cruces, NM$26 659
Rio Rancho, NM$29 200
Santa Fe, NM$29 639
Roswell, NM$27 506
Farmington, NM$28 996
Clovis, NM$27 784
Hobbs, NM$27 058
Alamogordo, NM$27 977
Carlsbad, NM$27 506
Gallup, NM$28 823
Los Alamos, NM$29 262
Deming, NM$26 189
Los Lunas, NM$29 012

New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry

Contact the New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry using data below.

It can provide you with more detailed info about CNA career.

New Mexico CNA Registry
DOH/DHI/Health Facility Licensing & Certification Bureau
2040 S. Pacheco Street 2nd Floor, Room 413
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone: 505 476-9040
Fax: 505 476-9026
Voice Response System 505 827-1453

CNA Training in New Mexico

Don’t forget to learn about CNA training programs in New Mexico that require tuition.

Use the list below to get more info about such offers.

Training LocationCityPhone
Central New Mexico Community CollegeAlbuquerque, NM 87106505-224-3000
Clovis Community CollegeClovis, NM 88101(575) 769-2811 or (800) 769-1409
Northern New Mexico CollegeEl Rito, NM 87530(575) 581-4100 
Northen New Mexico CollegeEspañola, NM 87532(505) 747-2100
New Mexico State UniversityLas Cruces, NM 88310575-646-0111
American Red Cross in New MexicoNorth East Albuquerque, NM 87109(505) 265-8514
Eastern New Mexico UniversityPortales, NM 88130(575) 562-1011
Mesalands Community CollegeTucumcari, NM 88401(575) 461-4413

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