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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Bond Wilson Technical Center
40 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.609.5020/5017


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010

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Attention Nursing Students

Please renew your CNA certificate with Prometric. You must renew after 2 yrs. from the date of your first certificate.
Do not let it lapse (whether you are working or not).

Any questions, please contact. Rachel Pacheco at 505.697.8658.

The Nursing Assistant program is for students who are interested in pursuing a Nursing Assistant Certificate and/or pre-requisites for an associate degree in nursing. Through this certificate program, students will learn the specific skill sets of the nursing assistant and prepare students to apply to an associate degree in nursing program. The nursing assistant courses prepare students for immediate employment as a nurse assistant. Upon successful completion of this program, students are awarded a Nursing Assistant Certificate and are eligible to take the New Mexico Nurse Assisting Certification (CNA) exam.

Admission into NRS 101/102, the C.N.A. clinical courses require students to have a minimum of 2.0 (C) GPA or permission of the instructor to take NRS 101/102. Students are required to have or obtain current CPR training prior to beginning their internship, and is offered during the beginning of NRS 101 semester. The appropriate level of CPR training is the CPR for Health Care Providers and should be obtained from the American Heart Association. In addition, students are also required to have a physical exam and current tuberculosis test (PPD), as well as a clear background check to be admitted into clinical internship placement (NRS 102).


Nursing Assistant - Pre-Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Requirements (38 Credits)

General Education RequirementsCreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 1110 Composition I 3 ENGL 098 or satisfactory placement scores
MTH 113 Technical Mathematics 3 SEE CATALOG
NAVA XXX Diné Studies Course 3  
BCIS 1115 Introduction to Computers 3  
SCC 100 College Success 1  
IS 090 Integrative Science (Optional) (4)  
Core Courses
Semester ONECreditsPrerequisites
BIOL 1310C Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4  
NRS 239 Pathophysiology I 3  
PSYC 1110 Introduction to Physchology 3  
CHEM 1120C or BIOL 2110C Introduction to Chemistry or Principles of Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology 4  
Semester TWO  
BIOL 1320C Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4  
PSYC 2120 Developmental Psychology 3  
NRS 240 Pathophysiology II 3  
NRS 100 Admission Placement Exam Review 1  
Total Required Credit Hours38 


** These classes required for the ADN/RN programs

Recommended Elective Course ListingCreditsPrerequisite
ENGL 1120 Composition II 3 ENGL 1210 or 1110
ENGL 1210 Technical Communications 3  
SOCI 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3  
BIOL 1310C* Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4  
NUTR 2110 Human Nutrition 3  
CHEM 1120C* Introduction to Chemistry 4  
PSYC 2120 Developmental Psychology 3 PSYC 1110
COMM 1130 Public Speaking 3 ENGL 1210 or 1110
NRS 115 Technical Math for Health Profession 3  
BIOL 2110C* Principle of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology 4  
BIOL 2120C Cellular and Molecular Biology 4 BIOL 2110C
BIOL 2310C Microbiology 4 BIOL-2110C or BIOL-2120C
NRS 100 Admission Placement Exam Review 1  
NRS 239 Pathophysiology I 3 BIOL 1320C or NRS 1110
NRS 240 Pathophysiology II 3 BIOl 1320C, NRS 239


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Program Advisors
Rachel Pacheco, Instructor of Nursing Assistant Program
Email: rpacheco@navajotech.edu

B.S., Nursing, University of New Mexico
Licensed Registered Nurse


LeeAnn Goodluck, Lecturer of Nursing
Email: lgoodluck@navajotech.edu


Angela J. Claw, Lecturer of Nursing (Chinle)
Email: aclaw@navajotech.edu