Nursing Assistant


Nursing assistants provide basic nursing functions involving patient care, working under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or physician. In general, Nursing Assistants attend to matters related to personal hygiene, safety, nutrition, exercise, and elimination. Maintaining patient comfort is a priority. Once completed students may sit for the New Mexico Nurse Aide Exam to become a state certified nursing assistant (CNA).  To register for this class please complete the Clinical Packet and notify nsmith@dacc.nmsu.edu to review your documents on castlebranch.  Once approved directions on how to registered will be sent to you.


Program Course Requirements (16 Credits):

AHS 120  Medical Terminology  •  3 credits

BIOL 154  Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology  •  4 credits

OEEM 101  BLS for Health Care Providers  •  1 credit

NA 104  Nursing Assistant Fundamentals  •  3 credits

NA 104L  Nursing Assistant Skills Lab  •  1 credit

NA 105  Nursing Assistant Clinicals  •  4 credits

Nursing Assistant Certificate Plan (click here)