St. Joseph School of Nursing

About St. Joseph School of Nursing

St. Joseph School of Nursing focuses on helping students build rewarding careers through a wide variety of programs. Opening their doors in 1908 and having its first class graduating in 1910, it continues to be a vital department of the hospital today.

With multiple accredited programs taught by knowledgeable faculty in a fast-paced environment, St. Joseph School of Nursing gives you the comprehensive instruction you need to accelerate your goal of becoming a medical professional. We combine classroom training with real-world experience at our affiliated clinicals, including St. Joseph Hospital and several long-term care facilities. With full-time day and evening programs, we make it convenient for you to attend classes around your busy lifestyle.


Enrolling in our Two-Year Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program offers you a wide range of career possibilities and work environments with patients ranging from infants to elderly – with everything in between. Nurses who have their ASN can work directly with patients as healthcare professionals, with the opportunity to pursue a higher-level of nursing degree later while still having a secure income in their chosen field. Our program consists of 54 theory credits, 5 lab credits, and 13 clinical credits, stretching out over a 2-year period consisting of 5 semesters.

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A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) has the opportunity to learn nursing skills, find their true strengths and interests within the medical field, all while having a rewarding career at the same time. This program is offered to help LPNs prepare to take the next step in becoming Registered Nurses. This program takes place over three consecutive semesters (12 months).

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Phlebotomists are medical professionals who work in laboratories, taking blood samples from patients to conduct a wide range of tests to help providers identify and diagnose underlying conditions. Our Phlebotomy Training Program integrates theoretical, practical, and interpersonal skills, providing the basis for the trainee to effectively perform as an entry-level phlebotomist upon completion of the program. Classroom learning consists of 120 hours combined with an internship requirement of 50 successful venipunctures.

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Medical Assistants play a vital role in medical offices, hospital clinics, outpatient care centers, and urgent care centers. Their areas of focus include laboratory testing, phlebotomy, obtaining vital signs, assisting with exams and minor outpatient procedures, medical coding, and patient scheduling. We proudly offer a 12-week Medical Assistant Training Program with 172 hours of classroom lecture, 116 hours of classroom clinical lab, and 160 internship hours, with a total of 448 program hours.

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Nursing Assistants provide direct care to patients under a wide variety of healthcare settings under the supervision of other medical professionals. Our Nursing Assistant Training program consists of 54 classroom hours (including 15 hours of nursing skills lab) and 72 hours of clinical practice directly at St. Joseph Hospital, for a total of 126 training hours. After completion of the course, students are eligible to take the New Hampshire Nursing Assistant State Examination (60 test questions and a practical demonstration). Students will then qualify to apply for a New Hampshire Nursing Assistant License.

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the St. Joseph School of Nursing:

  1. Affordability
    • Financial aid and scholarships available for degree seeking candidates
    • If you are an employee of St. Joseph Hospital while you attend school, you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement, tuition waiver or a loan repayment assistance program.
  2. Small class sizes
    • More 1-on-1 time with instructors
  3. Multiple start dates
    • The 2-year ASN Program has three starts a year in September, January & May
    • The 1-year LPN to ASN program has two starts a year in September & May
    • Our LNA, MA and Phlebotomy Training Programs have multiple starts throughout the year.
  4. Extensive Career pathways
    • Our nursing school is on the same campus as St. Joseph Hospital
  5. Our ASN students consistently achieve results above the national average on the NCLEX exam.

School of Nursing Annual Report

Nursing is a noble calling, and no one reaches their goals alone. It takes a dedicated group of staff, faculty, alumni, friends, family and donors to fully support our students. Each year we put out our Annual Report in an effort to connect with and stay in touch with alumni, donors and friends of the program.

This report shares inspiring stories of how we’re preparing our students to reach their goals and achieve their dreams.

Contact Us

St. Joseph School of Nursing is located at 5 Woodward Ave in Nashua, NH 03060. Our phone number is (603) 594-2567 and our fax number is (603) 578-5028. General questions can be emailed to  You may also visit us on our primary website at 

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Helping Our Student Health Care Heroes

Bolstering the School of Nursing Scholarship Fund Supports Our Newest Health Care Heroes

In 2021, hospitals across the country experienced a shortage of health care workers. Unfortunately, New Hampshire was no exception. However, our community has a distinct advantage that others don’t — a School of Nursing, right here in Nashua at St. Joseph Hospital.

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The most direct and effective way to overcome the health care provider shortage that impacts us all is to support local students as they focus on mastering the knowledge and skills they need to provide compassionate health care for the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Ninety-three percent of St. Joseph School of Nursing’s graduates remain in southern New Hampshire following graduation and subsequent licensure.

In the fall of 2021, benefactors from throughout our community rose to the challenge and matched St. Joseph Hospital President John Jurczyk’s $7,500 gift to the School of Nursing Scholarship Fund. In total, we raised over $32,000 for student scholarships! In addition, the FACTS company recently donated a special student scholarship in their name.
Thank you to everyone who made a gift and invested in the future health of our community!

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Approvals and Accreditations

St. Joseph School of Nursing is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).  The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201

St. Joseph School of Nursing- Milford, NH, is recognized by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) as a satellite location of St. Joseph School of Nursing, Nashua, NH. The Associate of Science in Nursing program at St. Joseph School of Nursing located in Nashua, New Hampshire, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is continued accreditation. The nursing program has degree granting authority by the NH Department of Education, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education and is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.

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