First Year of New Nursing Assistant Training Program a Success

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The School of Nursing continues to grow our programs to support our students and address the ever-present need for healthcare professionals. Nursing assistants are important to the healthcare landscape, because they provide direct care to patients under the supervision of a professional nurse.

The training program begins with students in the classroom setting for 54 hours learning basic nursing theory, which is then practiced in concurrent lab sessions. Students also complete 72 hours of clinical practice at St. Joseph Hospital. After successful completion of the course, trainees are eligible to take the NH nursing assistant state examination.

In 2022, its first year, 13 students completed the new Nursing Assistant Training program. This program qualifies for up to $6,500 in tuition assistance from the New Hampshire Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act for students who are receiving public assistance, are low-income, are a military veteran or are the spouse of a veteran. We welcome all who wish to learn and grow with us. Spread the word!

Read more from our 2022 Foundation Annual Report.

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