CNA Classes in New Mexico
Students wanting to become a CNA
in New Mexico are required to pay for and complete a training course in the field. The cost of this program will
vary based upon the institution through which the course is being taken but can range from just around three
hundred dollars and up. The course work must be at least seventy hours and must have a portion of this being spent
in the practical or clinical setting. Also, the curriculum in New Mexico must cover things like techniques of what
to do in an emergency and the basics of nursing, among others.
When the New Mexico CNA
coursework is completed, a student must sit for the New Mexico CNA exam provided by an accredited testing center.
The written portion of the test focuses on the skills learned in the lectures and classroom of the coursework
program and the second portion is a manual test of how to complete relevant procedures. Failing either portion will
result in the need to take the exam over again. Three times failing and a student will have to go through the
coursework again as well. The cost of the exam is roughly one hundred dollars currently.