UNM Los Alamos

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant

After completing classroom time and passing competency tests, students will receive a UNM-LA certificate and be eligible to test for certification through Prometric.

Students will learn to…

• Administer CPR and first aid,
• Deal with tubes (ostomy, catheter, drainage tubes),
• Measure and record input and output,
• Monitor vital signs and keep records,
• Move a patient from bed to a wheelchair,
• Perform range of motion exercises,
• Walk with a walker or cane or gait belt.


Other areas of study include…

• Basic anatomy and physiology,
• Changes in diet with aging and illness,
• Common chronic or acute conditions,
• Fall prevention,
• Human development and aging,
• Infection prevention,
• Hospice and hospital care.

The eight credit hour class, CNA 101, is a one semester course.
Course includes 32 hours of clinical training at a nursing or rehabilitation facility in addition to classroom time.

To apply at UNM-Los Alamos contact: Melanie Colgan | mcolgan@unm.edu | 505-662-5919