Healthcare

Nurse Refresher Theory & Clinical Program

The Nurse Refresher Theory class focuses on current nursing practice as related to the clinical area of medical-surgical nursing care. It is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses who have been out of the clinical setting and desire to re-enter the clinical workplace; and/or as part of the New Mexico Board of Nursing (BON) requirement for licensure reactivation.

The 72-80 hour precepted Nurse Refresher Clinical is a requirement of the Nurse Refresher Program. The clinical practicum should be performed within four weeks of completion of the Nurse Refresher Theory (online) but no later than 6 months of the temporary license issuance.

Before applying, please ensure you meet the following qualifications:

  • An LPN or RN who has held a New Mexico nursing license
  • An LPN or RN with a current license who wishes to return to patient care
  • In select cases, nurses from out of state may take our didactic portion, but this MUST be approved by their own BON, and depends on availability in our program.


This program is NOT applicable for:

  • Individuals who graduated from a nursing program but have not passed the NCLEX
  • Nurses who have disciplinary action against their license that is still ongoing with the BON
  • Unless in New Mexico on a work visa, we cannot support internationally trained nurses at this time.

Next Class will Begin Spring 2023
Note: Clinicals are only offered in person in New Mexico, and availability may be limited
Application Deadline: Applications are closed for the term. Please continue checking this page for future course dates.

Clinical Compliance Renewal Online

This online course is designed to allow students currently enrolled in, or preparing to enroll in, the Nurse Refresher Program and other clinical courses with the means to renew yearly compliance requirements including HIPAA and Bloodborne Pathogens.

Get in touch with our Sr. Program Manager Mia Mendoza, MSW at 505-224-4000 ext. 54512 or

[email protected] or fill out our contact form if you have any questions.

Funding is Available

Funding to participate in our programs is available through multiple partners and sources.

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Career Step Training

View our training offers through our partnership with Career Step.

Medical Transcription Editor
As a medical transcriptionist, you’ll be typing (i.e. transcribing) audio recordings of doctors’ notes for patients’ medical records. You can also opt for an editing position, where you’ll proof and correct reports generated by speech-recognition software. This program is self-paced, can be completed in as little as 12 months, and fully-online.
Medical Coding and Billing for Outpatient Services
The topics include electronic medical records, anatomy and physiology, health information management, telehealth skills and comprehensive medical terminology. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced trainers throughout the course, learners also receive industry code books, access to an online reference library, and one free voucher to sit for the CBCS, CPC, COC, or CCS-P certification exams.

Future Offerings

Adult Cardiac Sonography Training Program

This program combines online didactic instruction, hands-on labs held one evening a week, and one day a week of practical clinical experience to train registered diagnostic medical sonographers (RDMS or RVT) in the specialty of adult cardiac sonography.  The program will require approximately 12 hours of homework, class time, and/or clinicals per week.

Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing

This course will prepare personnel working in sterile processing to clean and sterilize flexible endoscopes according to best practices and clinical guidelines. Next class will begin August 2022.

Intelligent Pressure

As a healthcare or and wellness provider, you know that therapeutic interventions include the use human touch and with that touch, the application of gentle to heavy force, which the patient perceives as pressure. Health and wellness providers from massage therapists to nurses and beyond can systematically learn how to apply a standardized amount of force.

EMS Out of State Transition Class

CNM’s New Mexico EMS Out of State Transition class fulfills the prerequisite transition course needed to sit for the NM EMS written licensing exam for reciprocal licensing. Eight hours (8) are completed via convenient, self-paced study, followed by eight (8) hours in the lab. Upon successful completion, candidates will have a strong understanding of New Mexico EMS guidelines including treatment, drugs, procedures and operations and will be awarded a Transition Course Completion Certificate. Class sizes are kept small (less than three participants) for individualized instruction. 

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Healthcare Simulation and Debriefing

Our Simulation Center for Advanced Training and Education (SIMCAT) team provides innovative, effective, and modern simulation and debriefing education that meets the needs of entry level to advanced learners. Our mission is to provide a safe environment for learners to apply knowledge, skills, and clinical behaviors to improve healthcare outcomes by promoting clinical application of knowledge and enhancing learning and opportunities for reflective practice. We have low to high fidelity newborn, pediatric and adult manikins, and skills trainers (i.e. IV arms, etc) supported by a team of educators and technicians, in simulated hospital and clinic rooms, pre-hospital (mock ambulance) environments, surgical suites, and realistic learning labs for a variety of healthcare, public safety and fitness disciplines. Inquire about customized healthcare and public safety simulation and debriefing training for your healthcare staff and/or educators at [email protected]

Healthcare Skill Building/Continuing Education Classes

CNM Ingenuity offers a variety of skill building and continuing education classes to meet your healthcare staff’s needs. Please contact [email protected] to request a customized training proposal.

Professional Skills Academy

Sharpen your professional skills to become the best employee and leader in your organization you can be! This dynamic multi-day training consists of eight modules over the course of eight weeks and are facilitated by some of the best trainers in the state with extensive experience in diverse industries. Learn better time management, critical thinking, effective writing and communication, conflict resolution, and more.

We are part of CNM. Learn more about additional programs offered through the School of Health, Wellness and Public Safety at CNM.

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