31-1012.00 - Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants.


The Nursing Assistant provides basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. 

Some job titles are:  Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Nursing Assistant, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Attendant, Psychiatric Attendant, Hospital Assistant

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the New Mexico Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Competency Exam administered by Prometric. 

Estimated Cost 2011 - 2012 for Resident In-District
Tuition Cost $252.90
General Fees $26.00
Program Fees $58.50
Textbooks $127.00
Student Housing/month $419.00

Tax on items is not included.  These prices are based on current information as of 07/01/11 and are subject to change without notice.

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Employment Projections and Wage Information
Entry wage: $8.42 hourly, $17,500 annually
Average median wage: $11.56 hourly, $24,040 annually
Projected Growth: 2008-2018 + 22%