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

Phone: 505.786.4100
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

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The Pre-Nursing program is for students who are interested in pursuing an associate degree in registered nursing as well as those who are seeking employment in the health care field as a nurse assistant. Through this certificate program, students will learn the specific skill set and obtain the specific courses that are the foundation of associate degree courses in the health profession.

Since associate degree programs in nursing require students to have the skills learned in nurse assisting courses, inclusion of the nurse assisting courses serve to meet this requirement while also preparing students for immediate employment as a nurse assistant. Upon successful completion of this program, students are awarded a Pre-Nursing Certificate and are eligible to take the New Mexico Nurse Assisting Certification (CNA) exam. Students are required to have or obtain CPR training on their own prior to beginning their internship. The appropriate level of CPR training required will be explained by the nurse instructor. In addition, students are also required to have a physical exam and current tuberculosis test (PPD) to be admitted into clinical internship placement. Students that are currently in the Pre-Professional Nursing will continue with the requirements of the catalog year they started with.

 

Estimated Cost of Attendance$14,020 / yr
Tuition and Fees $2,360
Housing and Meals $7,360
Books and Supplies $2,200
Transportation $1,600
Other Education Costs $500

 

Pre-Nursing Requirements (31 – 32 Credits)

General Education RequirementsCredits
ENG-110   Freshman Composition 3
MTH-113   Technical Mathematics II 3
NAV-XXX   Diné Studies Course 3
CMP-101   Introduction to Computers 3
Pre-Nursing Core Courses 
Semester ONECredits
NRS-103   Basic Medical Terminology 3
NRS-110   Body Structure and Functions 4
Semester TWO 
NRS-101   Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab 5
NRS-102   Nursing Assistant Internship 1
PSY-105   Introduction to Psychology 3
ELEC-XXX   Elective: 3 - 4
Total Required Credit Hours31 - 32

 

Recommended Elective Course ListingCredits 
NAV-211   Navajo History 3
ENG-111   Composition and Research 3
BIO-130   Human Anatomy and Psychology I 4
BIO-131   Human Anatomy and Psychology II 4
CHM-110   Elements of Chemistry 4
PSY-210   Developmental Psychology 3
COM-130   Speech Communication 3
COM-150   Internpersonal Communication 3
NRS-115   Technical Math for Health Profession 3
SOC-101   Introduction to Sociology 3

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

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

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

 

Harriet John, Instructor of Nursing Assistant Program (Chinle)
Email: hjohn@navajotech.edu

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

 

 

Contact NTU

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

Phone: 505.786.4100
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