The Allied Health program at Mesalands Community will prepare you for a career in healthcare. The Applied Health Program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Allied Health, as well as certificates in Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy.
Enter the nursing profession as an entry-level nursing assistant, who provides basic nursing care under the supervision of licensed nurses in acute, long-term, and home care settings. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will meet all federal certification standards for a nursing assistant and be prepared to take the New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry exam.
Obtain the necessary skills for gainful employment as a phlebotomist, working under the supervision of a clinical laboratory supervisor. The phlebotomist is responsible for the proper collection, processing and testing of blood specimens, and various other medical samples in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations and standards. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be eligible for application to the national licensing examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).