New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry
New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry
New Mexico Department of Health, Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau
2040 S. Pacheco Street, Suite 237, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-9040
The New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry is responsible for: keeping current information about nurse aides registered in the State of New Mexico; providing state and federal regulation for long-term care facilities and skilled nursing facilities as well as nurse aides; approval of nursing assistant programs and competency testing; granting certification reciprocity to qualified, certified nurse aides from states other than New Mexico. If you are looking for a nurse aide job in New Mexico and you hold certification in another state, then apply for certification by reciprocity. This process will allow you to obtain a nurse aide certification in New Mexico as long as you are listed as being active on your state Nurse Aide Registry. A nurse aide working in New Mexico will receive a yearly salary of approximately $25,000 in addition to other attractive benefits such as health insurance and retirement plans.
CNA Registries in the United States
Select an area from the map below to find addresses and phone numbers for Nurse Aide Registries in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia as well as links to online nursing assistant registries if available.
Should you know about your state's nursing assistant registry? Absolutely. A state's nurse aide registry serves important functions for any certified nursing assistant as well as for those looking to become certified. An individual who has finished a nursing assistant training program and has passed the state competency exam becomes listed on the CNA registry. Employers check the registry listings to confirm that a potential employee satisfies the training and testing requirements to obtain a nursing assistant job. To work as a certified nursing assistant, your status on the CNA registry must be active, without any charges of resident abuse, neglect, or misappropriation. It is important to update your name and address on the registry. By doing so, your information is current and you are able to receive important documents sent by the registry.
For example, renewal forms are mailed to the address you have provided to the registry. You will not receive the certification renewal forms unless your address on the registry is accurate. One of the most frequent questions we get is how to get a copy of a CNA certificate. The nurse aide registry is in charge of issuing a duplicate of your nurse aide certificate and to obtain a copy you need to contact them. A nursing assistant certificate is typically reprinted when the original has been lost, accidentally destroyed, stolen, or when the individual has changed their name. The nurse aide registry is also the entity in charge of revoking a nursing assistant's certification in cases of neglect, abuse, or misappropriation of a client's property. In such cases, an individual's name is permanently listed on the registry along with the specific findings.
Questions, Comments, Suggestions
C. Adams on November 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?
Admin on November 8, 2014 at 05:34 PM
There are no federal regulations stating that individuals are required to have a high school diploma prior to attending nurse aide classes but some states such as Florida require a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to testing if you are under 18 years old and have not attended a training program. A program coordinator at the school or nursing facility which is offering CNA training classes may tell you if a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required in order to enroll in the nurse aide program. Some facilities do not require a diploma as long as you have completed a 10th grade high school education. In the state of Texas a high school diploma or a GED is not necessary in order to attend and complete a nursing assistant program.
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After becoming a CNA how much more training does it take to become an RN?
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