Navajo Technical University

Nursing Assistant – Pre-Associate of Applied Science in Nursing


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).

Pre-Associate of Applied Science in Nursing – The Nursing certificate training program has been evaluated and is approved. The training program meets the minimum federal and state requirements (Code of Federal Regulations CFR483.75 – CFR483.160. Upon completion of the program, students have the option to take the state certification examination, please see the nursing advisor for preparation.

Pre-Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program
NTU has determined that our curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state listed below. NTU has determined that our curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the states listed below. NTU has not made a determination that our curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the states listed below.
Arizona, New Mexico

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah

Estimated Cost of Attendance $16,420/academic year
Tuition and Fees $2,360
Housing and Meals $7,360
Books and Supplies $2,600
Transportation $1,600
Personal/Misc $2,500

Program Advisor

Rachel Pacheco

Rachel Pacheco

Instructor of Nursing Assistant Program
Phone: 505.387.7400

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