How to Become a Licensed Nursing Assistant in New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Board of Nursing (BON) is responsible for the entire Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) process, beginning with approving program curriculum to maintaining the New Hampshire Nursing Assistant Registry. New Hampshire is one of the few states requiring mandatory licensing of nursing assistants. The LNA is the equivalent of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in other states. The LNA can add certification as a Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA) by completing a state-approved Medication Administration Program and meeting all other eligibility criteria. The following sections give an overview of the process for becoming a Licensed Nursing Assistant in New Hampshire. Read more

White Mountains Community College Graduates Eight LNA Instructors

White Mountains Community College conducted a 15-hour Train the Trainer Course at the Littleton Academic Center on February 7 and 14. This course is approved by the NH Board of Nurses to prepare RNs and LPNs to become certified to teach LNA courses. Eight nurses completed the course. The 15 contact hours for continuing education for nurses were provided through the North Country Health Consortium. Read more

Bills to address New Hampshire nursing shortage clear Statehouse

It isn’t the end-all solution to the nursing shortage, advocates say — but it’s a start.

Two bills passed by the N.H. Legislature last week are being hailed by local and state health care officials, who say the policies could reduce licensing hurdles for new and out-of-state nurses.

 

Officials say the bills, which were co-sponsored by Sen. Jay V. Kahn, D-Keene, will help New Hampshire health care facilities attract more nurses by easing some of the regulatory entry burdens that can discourage them from the profession.

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