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First Cohort Graduates from Spanish-Speaking Home Health Aide Program

May 5, 2016 -- Twenty-four CNM Spanish-speaking students participated in a graduation ceremony last night where they were awarded Home Health Aide Certificates of Achievement.
First Cohort Graduates from Spanish-Speaking Home Health Aide Program

May 05, 2016

This is the first cohort of the Spanish-speaking Home Health Aide program, which was taught entirely in Spanish and offered in partnership with Encuentro, a local organization that engages Latino immigrant families in educational opportunities that builds skills for economic and social justice.

"This aligns with the CNM vision statement of “Changing Lives, Building Community,” said Angela Poppe, program coordinator.  

The students took a total of 90 hours of coursework and hands-on training in the nursing assistant skills lab. Upon receiving their certificates, the students became home health aide workers and can now help disabled, elderly or people recovering from injury or illness who need care in their homes after discharge from the hospital or rehabilitation center. 

The curriculum meets the Home Health Aide training requirements set forth by the New Mexico Department of Health guidelines.